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Researchers Testing Stem Cells in Houston for Brain Injury- Recovery Story& Outcome

Posted Feb 02 2011 3:03am

This was a pretty nasty accident and the 9 year old boy was predicted to probably image be paralyzed and they felt he had experienced two concussions and a possible stroke from the automobile accident. When you watch the video his mother, who is a nurse offers her opinion on the stem cell treatment and feels he would not be functioning normally today if not for the cell treatment. 

He was given a dose of his own stem cells within 48 hours of his injury.  There were a total of 10 children in the study at the hospital and they are working to bring an adult study in soon.  The stem cells were from his own bone marrow.  The more I read about stem cells, the more I like.  BD 

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston researchers are testing stem cells taken from a child's own body and using them to heal an injured brain. We have the amazing story of one child's recovery from brain injury and how his parents believe it was because he was in a stem cell study.

Talon received stem cells taken from his own bone marrow. They were processed and re-injected within 48 hours. It was a first of its kind study. Ten children were in the UT Health study at Memorial Hermann.

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