Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Stem Cell Implant

I thought it appropriate- last friday a man was given a dose of embryonic stem cells that had been converted into nerve cells, in the hopes that they might regrow and he might get some feeling back. Follows right along our inquiry into what technology may or may not be able to do in this field. We will have to wait and see...


1 comment:

  1. I think it's important to point out that the benefit of embryonic stem cells is purely hypothetical at this point. For all the emotional debates, only non-embryonic stem cells have been used successfully in treatment.