Stem Cell Therapy For Stroke Damage

Promising news from ABC: "South Korean researchers say they have successfully used stem cell therapy to treat brain-damaged stroke victims and others who have suffered similar organ damage. ... The team says it has extracted stem cells from the bone marrow of the patients, whose condition was caused by clogged blood vessels leading to brain or other organ damage. They then injected the damaged organs with the stem cells. ... The function of those (impaired human) organs was found to improve significantly after they were injected by the stem cells ... It says that three of five cerebral-infraction patients who have been treated 'improved significantly in terms of linguistic impediment.'"

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1388885.htm

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