Thursday, 23 February 2012

Insight: Stem Cell Therapy-Stem Cells-Max Truex-Brain

Insight: Stem cell therapy poised to come in from the cold

(Reuters) - A rogue surgeon injects Stem Cells from a fetus into a sick man's brain. The cells morph and form body parts. When the man dies, the pathologist finds cartilage, skin and bone clumped in his brain. The scene is not from a horror movie; it happened to Max Truex, a former Olympic runner who suffered from Parkinson's disease. The case sent a chill through the scientific community when it came to light 15 years ago and typifies some of the hurdles researchers have faced while trying to bring stem cell therapies to the market. ... read more..

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