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Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment

Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment


15/11/2005 16:45

A Highland woman who underwent controversial stem cell treatment in an effort to combat her multiple sclerosis says the procedure has enabled her to walk for the first time in more than five years.

Amanda Bryson traveled to the Netherlands in a wheelchair less than a week ago.....back home, she's now able to walk with limited support.

Only five days ago she traveled to a clinic ...
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FDA approve stem cell transplant

FDA has approved trial of stem cell transplants for Batten's disease. Fingers crossed for the kids affected by this awful disease.

Hopefully they will do well and such transplants will be trialled for other neurological diseases.




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9767034/
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S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells

S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells (Update2)
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Researchers in South Korea said they will make the human embryonic stem-cell advances that caused a stir in recent months available to laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere.

A new center called the World Stem Cell Hub under the direction of Hwang Woo Suk at the Seoul National University Hospital will create and store human embryonic stem cells for ...
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heart today CNS tomorrow?

Trials starting on stem cells to repair heart tissue.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4326698.stm
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Liver today CNS tomorrow?

THE old philosophy of "body heal thyself" has been given a new high-tech twist with a treatment for liver failure that uses bone marrow stem cells from the patient's own blood.

To obtain the cells, the patient is first given an injection of a chemical called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), which stimulates their bone marrow to produce extra stem cells. After five days on the drug, the patient's blood is screened for cells bearing ...
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Article on adult stem cells

The following article says that there is no need for embryonic stem cell research as adult stem cells are safer and can do the job.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j399111398&w=464753


There was a TV programme broadcast in the UK this week about ALS and treatment in China using foetal stem cells. Some UK neurologists visited the clinic but were not convinced by some of the claims being made e.g people walking again etc. ...
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Bone marrow stem cells

Summary paper on bone marrow stem cells

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