Stem Cell Treatment | Therapy

Stem Cell Treatment | Therapy

Stem Cell Treatment for Stroke Patients: ReNeuron and U Glasgow Trial

A controversial stem cell therapy which is hoped to cure stroke patients is expected to begin in Scotland within weeks. The treatment, spearheaded by neurologist Keith Muir of the Stroke Research Group at Glasgow University’s Institute of Neurological Sciences, will be administered at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.

The treatment will make use of stem cells grown from a tissue sample taken from a 12-week-old aborted fetus. According to express.co.uk, this will be injected into the brain of a stroke victim chosen from hundreds of volunteers.