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Prestigious European research grant awarded

22 March 2010

David Choi (Department of Brain Repair & Rehabilitation, Spinal Repair Unit) received €1.6 million for a four-year project, which aims to use unique cells from the nose, called olfactory ensheathing cells, in patients who have had an injury to the nerves connecting the spinal cord to the arm. He explains: “At the moment, these injuries are associated with permanent severe pain and paralysis of the arm. Transplantation of these cells in experimental models has shown improvements in function, and we aim to study these effects now in patients.”

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