Study on stem cells for stroke patients to start in Scotland later in 2009

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 22 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b245
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Stem cells derived from human fetal tissue are to be injected into the brains of patients who have had a stroke in a trial to begin in Glasgow later this year. The eventual aim is to determine if neural stem cells can repair tissue damaged by stroke.

    ReNeuron, the UK based company that has developed the stem cell line, has turned to Britain to carry out the research after failing to get approval in the United States.

    The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has given the go-ahead for the trial; …

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