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Interesting & hopeful stem-cell research

Interesting & hopeful stem-cell research!
Q&A With Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
http://stanfordhospital.org/newsEvents/newsReleases/2012/steinberg-qa.html

During my search for treatment of spinal avm that bleeded and caused damage to the spinal cord, I contacted Bejing Puhua International Hospital in Bejing, China. The hospital is specialised in Stem Cell therapy. Here I quote part of their response:

"However, as having treated more than 200 cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) with stem cell transplantation, we think it’s relatively uneasy for patients with ischemic change of spinal cord to recover. It’s possible that the outcome would be not very satisfying."

I hope this helps.