Thursday, April 20, 2006

Adult stem cell news

Next month a San Diego-based company will begin the first clinical trial to see if "stem cells derived from fat can be used to regenerate breast tissue."

The study will include women who have had "partial mastectomies due to breast cancer."

In Australia, researchers are using adult stem cells to treat patients with broken bones which failed to heal.

Baptist News shares the story of a young woman named Jacki Rabon. Jacki was paralyzed after a car accident in 2003. She is currently walking with the help of a parallel bar after going to Portugal, receiving a transplant of stem cells from her olfactory tissue and spending months rehabilitating.

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