Ready To Cure Paralysis Again

The Korea Times reports that researchers who successfully treated a paralysed patient with cord-blood stem cells are ready to start on a new round of trials as soon as their government gives permission. "We will conduct operations on two paralyzed patients as soon as the KFDA gives us the green light while the remaining two will also undergo stem cell therapy soon. ... For now, all is set for the second-round of tests, excluding the nod from the government as Song's team already secured matched umbilical cord blood stem cells for the patients and cultured them." Observers have been suggesting a healthy skepticism until the results of the first trial are repeated - here's hoping it works for other patients.

Link: http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200412/kt2004122417511911800.htm

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