First patient to get stem cell therapy identified

By Rob Stein, The Washington Post Embryonic stem cells have numerous pitfalls in addition to the ethical dilemmas. While the concept of a “blank slate” cell is extremely attractive in terms of generating new tissues for transplantation and organ replacement, the problem is that these cells are so young that they do not properly “know”…

Adult Stem Cell Clinical Trials Showing Success

A Number of Clinical Trials Using Adult Stem Cells Are Showing Early Success Dozens of adult stem cell treatments are moving through clinical trials and showing early success, raising hopes that some could reach the market within five years. ‘It will only take a few successes to really change the field,’ said Gil Van Bokkelen,…