India Stem Cell Therapy for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Can stem cells cure stroke patients? Initial results from a Phase I trial study conducted by researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) suggest that stroke patients can overcome their handicaps with the help of stem cells taken from their own bone marrow and injected back to their antecubital vein [a blood vessel that carries blood from the body back into the heart].

The AIIMS research was first reported last March 2010 by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi during the Fifth National Congress on Indian Stroke Association and International Stroke Conference. At that time, the Health Minister said thus: