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Genetics

17 November 2010

UK starts world's first stroke stem cell trial

Doctors in Scotland have injected stem cells into the brain of a man in a pioneering clinical trial to test the safety of a therapy for patients disabled by stroke.

Doctors in Scotland working with British biotech company ReNeuron have injected stem cells into the brain of a man in a pioneering clinical trial to test the safety of a therapy for patients disabled by stroke.

"He will be monitored closely for two years, as will all the patients in the trial," said a spokeswoman.

 

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