Stem cell stroke therapy assessed

Posted in biotech, Ethics, Future, Technology, Transhumanism at 7:20 am by rheil

Stem cell stroke therapy assessed (Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, 18.01.09)

A Glasgow team is to launch a major trial to assess whether stem cells can be used to treat stroke patients, the BBC has learned.

They hope it will put the UK at the forefront of developing stem cell therapy for incurable disease. Cells made from a human foetus will be injected into patients’ brains.It is hoped the cells will regenerate areas damaged by stroke, and increase patients’ movements and mental abilities.

However, the idea has in the past been described by anti-abortion groups as a “sick proposal”.[read original article]

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