This is an article I found really interesting because it expands on the study of stem cells. In two different human studies doctors found that an infusion of purified cardiac stem cells can reverse damage to the heart. While it is still early and the studies don’t have huge numbers of patients the improvements shown have drastically changed the lives of the patients who were involved. One man couldn’t even walk to the bathroom without stopping for a break and now he can drive a tractor on his farm and play basketball with his grandchildren.
This story highlights what I like about being involved in science, being able to change someones life that much with research you may be involved in. I don’t know about anyone else, but it also makes me wonder how far stem cell research can take medicine.
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