Some doctors are saying that medicine as we know it may be altered forever after observing the outcome of a stem cell clinical trial involving Austin patients.
The trial involves taking bone marrow adult stem cells donated from healthy adults and using them to treat heart attack patients.
Rebuilding the heart muscle of heart attack patients is the promise of the research according to doctors: a feat which has never been accomplished before. With just 10 sites nationally, the trial is in its first phase.
Ben is taking part in the adult stem cell clinical trial and is one of the 53 heart attack patients involved. As a math teacher, he was eager to take the calculated risk.