Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Patient gets stem cells to repair stroke damage

Published 17/11/2010

A Glasgow man in his 60s has become the world's first person to receive injections of foetal stem cells into the brain in order to repair damaged nerve tissue caused by stroke.

Doctors who carried out the surgery over the weekend said they do not expect to see any immediate improvement in the man's partial paralysis, as the clinical trial is aimed primarily at testing the safety of the controversial procedure.

The man, who has not been named, has been discharged from Glasgow's Southern General Hospital where the operation was carried out.

He will be monitored closely for the next two years as an outpatient to see if he has suffered any side-effects of the treatment.

Stem cells used in the operation were originally derived from a 12-week-old foetus that was aborted in California in 2003.

From the web

Sponsored Videos

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph