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Stem cell therapy

Spinal cord injuries can have devastating consequences because damage to the spinal cord inhibits or even prevents impulses being carried between the central and peripheral nervous system.

In this activity students collaborate as a class to research into stem cells and spinal cord injury. They then use this information to explain how stem cell therapy may be able to mend damaged spinal cords.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students describe what stem cells are
  • Students explain how stem cell therapy can help mend spinal cord injuries


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