Thursday, 6 July 2006

Stem cell hope for paralysed people

ABC NEWS: Stem cells regrow damaged nerves in rats: US study
Stem cells taken from mouse embryos have helped paralyzed rats move again, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The study was the best evidence so far that controversial embryonic stem cells might be used to treat people with spinal cord and other traumatic injuries, the researchers said...

"This work is a remarkable advance that can help us understand how stem cells might be used to treat injuries and disease and begin to fulfill their great promise," said Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the study.

As Craig at Objective Standard says, "It's good to play God."

LINKS: Stem cells regrow damaged nerves in rats: US study - ABC News
Of mice and men - Objective Standard

TAGS: Health, Science, Heroes, Ethics

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