Breakthrough close in treating heart disease with adult stem cells?
Catholic World News - August 29, 2014
An Australian scientist whose work has drawn kudos from the Vatican may be close to a breakthrough in the treatment of congenital heart failure, using stem cells derived from adult tissues.
Dr. Silviu Itescu, the chief of the Mesoblast bioengineering firm, has reported encouraging results from a form of therapy in which adult stem cells are injected directly into the heart, without requiring surgery.
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Posted by: loumiamo7154 -
Sep. 02, 2014 12:26 PM ET USA
And maybe it would have been a good reminder if you had ended the last sentence thusly: "without requiring surgery, and without requiring the taking of innocent, or even guilty, life."
Posted by: msorensen71798 -
Aug. 30, 2014 10:54 PM ET USA
That should be congestive heart failure, not congenital.