In paralyzed man’s ‘promising’ recovery, new hope, hype for stem cells

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In paralyzed man’s ‘promising’ recovery, new hope, hype for stem cells

Paralyzed from the neck down in a March car accident, Kris Boesen now can feed himself, write his name and lift a barbell over his head, thanks to an experimental stem cell therapy.

What that recovery means for the often-controversial development of stem cell therapies — as well as for the small East Bay company that developed the cells injected into Boesen and for California’s stem cell research funding agency — isn’t so clear.


Original source of this content: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/biotech/2016/09/embryonic-stem-cells-asterias-ast-spinal-cord-cirm.html