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Monday, April 16, 2007

 

An ‘unethical’ miracle

‘An Australian woman who was paralysed in a car accident is now walking again after receiving controversial stem-cell treatment in India.

[..] following eight weeks of embryonic stem-cell injections, Mrs Smith is now able to stand with the aid of callipers and has regained bowel and bladder control.

She reports recovering “deep sensation” in her thighs and feet and has been able to swing her legs.

“When I first moved my toes, I was blown away,” she said.

“The doctors in Australia told me I would never walk again, but now I actually think I will be able to — even without callipers some day.” [..]

She was forced to seek help in India because the treatment is forbidden in Australia.’




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