November 29, 2004

Paralyzed Woman Walks Again

Originally posted by Hemos from Slashdot, reBlogged by ts

mgv writes “It’s been promised for years, but it’s just become a reality. Stem cells taken from cord blood have enabled a paralysed woman in South Korea to walk again for the first time in 20 years. The details are on the Sydney Morning Herald Site which requires registration, but can also be seen on the World Peace Herald. Too late for Christopher Reeve, but not for the thousands of new injuries worldwide each year or the millions of paralysed people from other diseases in the world.”

[ts: cord blood stem cells are not the same as embryonic stem cells, as noted by a slashdot commenter.]

Via Slashdot