Monday, November 21, 2005

Yet More (Adult) Stem Cell Success Stories

From an issue of last week's The Guardian (U.K.) comes another great breakthrough report for the use of adult stem cells -- not potential; not maybe; not a study that shows a bit of a long hope for eventual use -- but treatment that is already underway and greatly helping patients. Here's an excerpt...

The first clinical trial to implant blood vessels grown entirely from a patient's own cells was declared a success yesterday by a team of American scientists.

Two patients have so far received transplant blood vessels that were grown in a dish from a clump of their own skin cells. In both cases, the patients were said to be progressing well after their operations and the blood vessels were performing "perfectly".