Healthy Living: Stem Cell Study

According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, nearly 1 in 50 people are living with paralysis.

Until now, there wasn’t much hope.

But a new study involving stem cells has doctors and patients excited.

Michelle Dunaway has that story.

This is the first study to inject neural stem cells into people with complete thoracic spinal cord injuries.

Participants must have had their injury occur one to two years ago and have to have feeling in their upper bodies.

Researchers will enroll four patients in the safety trial, and then they hope to move on to a larger phase of the study.