Embryonic stem cell trial approved
This is my site Written by Alex on January 25, 2009 – 12:01 pm   

In a long overdue move, the FDA approved the first clinical trial in people using embryonic stem cells. The approval comes just days after Barack Obama was sworn in as President. This could signal a reversal of past policies that strictly forbade the government’s involvement in and funding of embryonic stem cell research. In an assertion that can only be describes as laughable, the head of the company that received approval for the trial said the change in presidential power had nothing to do with the FDA approval

Embryonic stem cells mimic the characteristics of human cells they are joined with and therapy with the cells could lead to organ replacement and treatments for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions. The trial will involve infusing stem cells in up to ten people with very recent spinal cord injuries to see if the cells can help heal their paralysis. Embryonic stem cells have long been considered the most promising new frontier of medical science., Now the trial will help decide whether the promise is mostly hype or is genuine reason to hope.

Stay tuned.

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