Stem cell treatment goes from lab to operating room

May 7, 2010

Imagine having your back cut open, part of your spine removed, a stabilizing device that resembles a mini oil rig mounted on your back, the outer membrane of your spinal cord sliced open and experimental stem cells injected into it — all for the advancement of science because it’s not expected to benefit you.

John Cornick, 51, did just that earlier this month as part of a groundbreaking clinical trial.

Read the rest of the story by clicking on this link:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/04/stem.cells.lou.gehrigs/index.html?iref=allsearch

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