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After years of animal trials, the first human has been injected with cells from human embryonic stem cells, according to Geron Corporation, the company which is sponsoring the controversial study.
"This is the first human embryonic stem cell trial in the world," Geron CEO Dr. Thomas Okarma tells CNN.
Geron is releasing very few details about the patient, but will say that the first person to receive cells derived from human embryonic stem cells was enrolled in the FDA-approved clinical trial at the Shepherd Center, a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. This person was injected with the cells on Friday.
"At the time of the injection, they [the cells] are programmed to make a new spinal cord – they insulate the damage [to the spinal cord],"
The goal is to permanently repair the damage that caused the paralysis from the spinal cord injury.
Originally posted by Carseller4
using OUR tax money for this unproven and worthless science.
Originally posted by ImAnAlienOnMyOwnPlanet
reply to post by Carseller4
You don't know what Stem Cell research is do you? It's a great achievement in Science and human history.
Stem Cell information
Stem Cell Wiki
Thank God I live in California.
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Very true. Adult stem cell research and therapy has shown itself to be an effective treatment for many maladies without having to kill anything, unlike embryonic stem cell research and therapy.