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Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog
We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Stem Cells for Brain Injuries
Exciting news from today's issue of "Red Herring."Texas scientists will conduct the first human trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of using stem cells to treat brain injuries. December 21, 2005
The first clinical trial to investigate the potential of using stem cells to treat children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries will begin in early 2006, University of Texas Medical School researchers announced Tuesday.
“This would be an absolutely novel treatment, the first ever with potential to repair a traumatically damaged brain,” said James Baumgartner, associate professor of pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School.
The trial will not use embryonic stem cells, but stem cells derived from the patients’ own bone marrow.
Unlike injuries to muscles, skin, and bone, brain injuries do not repair themselves. As a result, between 15 and 25 percent of children who receive a traumatic brain injury die. Those who survive are affected for the rest of their lives.
“All we can do now is try to prevent secondary damage by relieving pressure on the brain caused by the initial injury,” said Charles Cox, distinguished professor in pediatric surgery and trauma at the University of Texas Medical School. “There is no reparative treatment for traumatic brain injury.”
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