US stem cell climate improves, raising concerns elsewhere

Siva, Nayanah
March 2009
Nature Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p224
Academic Journal
The article reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the biotech company Geron Corp. to perform a stem cell trial for people with acute spinal injury. It states that the trial is designed to determine the safety of the stem cell approach to 8-10 paralyzed subjects. Geron's researchers will inject glial cells derived from the human embryonic stem cells directly into the spinal lesion sites.


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