Update On Indian Stem Cell Work

From Express India, an update on progress in trials and research in that country. "The premier medical institute in the country is all set to prove to the world the efficacy of its stem cell therapy conducted over the last 18 months on heart patients ... In our study we used this therapy on 33 patients and all of them are showing positive results. ... Researchers at AIIMS have also conducted some pilot studies for use of stem cells in diabetics and now plan to inject these cells directly into pancreatic arteries of these patients." Indian scientists are optimistic about the future: "For future research, we are looking at all areas - diabetes, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, other neurological disorders and Parkinson's disease. The residual damage after stroke too can be minimised by injecting stem cells."

Link: http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43720

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