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Sunday, November 28, 2004
 

Paralyzed woman walks again after stem cell therapy:
"A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.

Hwang Mi-Soon, 37, had been bedridden since damaging her back in an accident two decades ago.

Last week her eyes glistened with tears as she walked again with the help of a walking frame at a press conference where South Korea researchers went public for the first time with the results of their stem-cell therapy."
 
Comments:
That is fabulously wonderful news.
 
It sounds like great news...but, (here comes the 'but') some 'in the know' folks are saying that this is probably not true:
Ronald Baily for Reason
http://www.reason.com/rb/rb120104.shtml

I hope there will have positive results from stem cell research but it may not be there yet.
 
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