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first of its kind

Postby scorpion » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:24 pm

I thought this was news worthy enough to put this in the general forum instead of the stem cell forum.


http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/art ... 184007.htm
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Postby whyRwehere » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:33 am

Did I miss the actual result of the procedure?
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Postby L » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:35 pm

whyRwehere wrote:Did I miss the actual result of the procedure?


The trial has only just started, that's the news. The first trial of its type, in humans. A sort-of precursor to trials with MS patients, using stem cells on a disease with a bleaker prognosis and less treatment options. Less, I hate to say it, to lose if things go wrong..


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Oh, I see, you mean, because the procedure occurred three days ago? I think that it takes longer than that for stem cells to be effective. I remember reading before about a 2-3 month time frame, but perhaps that was something completely different. In any rate, the results would take longer than that to be analysed and published.
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Postby scorpion » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:04 pm

I think you are right l. It will take awhile to see if the treatment truly had an effect or not. I guess the first thing is to see if it stops disease progression and then does it actually restore functioning. Fingers crossed!
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