January 13, 2005
Stem Cells Help Paraplegic Progress After Accident
Another successful application of adult stem cells.
Susan, a paraplegic, and Laura, a quadraplegic, were told they would never walk again after separate debilitating automobile accidents damaged their spinal cords. However, both are beginning to do just that after transplant surgery using their own stem cells, thus adding their names to a growing list of patients being successfully treated by the cells at the center of a national debate. - moreImagine the progress that could be made if the same emphasis that is being placed on embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life, were applied to the development of therapies based upon umbilical cord and adult stem cells.
Posted January 13, 2005 7:16 PM