Friday, January 23, 2009

FDA Approves Stem Cell Study for Spinal Injuries

The newswires are filled with coverage on today's announcement that the FDA has approved the first clinical trial to use human embryonic stem cells to potentially draw recent paraplegics out of the wheelchair and back on their feet. With no pun intended, it's a first step toward what will hopefully lead to a lot of dreams coming true. Here's the link to the story from ABC News: FDA Approves Stem Cell Study for Spinal Injuries; Stem Cell Therapy Worked on Injured Rats; Humans Next Test. And here's the link to their video to accompany the story:

Stem Cell Study Breakthrough, Jan. 23, 2009.