• Talk to Your Cleveland Spinal Injury Lawyer about the Benefits of Stem Cell Research

    Posted on November 20th, 2014 admin No comments

    Victims of spinal injury can take heart. Stem cell research may offer much needed treatments and relief. But they’ll need to be patient, as progress in this field has been slow. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research pulled its funding from stem cell research two years ago on the grounds that it preferred to invest in research that could provide more immediate help. Still, researchers have been slowly learning how to implement stem cells in progress that has been pragmatic, if not singularly transformational. It’s enough for Cleveland spinal injury lawyers to tell their clients there is hope, but in the meantime they’ll have to learn to live with their condition and make the best of it.

    At least 4,500 clinical trials involving stem cells are working to develop treatments for heart disease, blindness, Parkinson’s, H.I.V., diabetes, blood cancers and spinal cord injuries, according to the New York Times. Early studies indicate stem cells can be delivered safely, but the real question remains on how much progress they can make when it comes to treatment.

    “Now what we want to know is: Will it work, and will it be better than what’s already out there?” Dr. Ellen Feigal, senior vice president of research and development at the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, told the New York Times.

    The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine is the state stem cell agency which has awarded more than $2 billion towards stem cell research since 2006. It has enrolled patients in at least 10 clinical trials this year alone.

    Hope is on the horizon, but the journey is long. In the meantime, victims of spinal injuries are best left working with their Cleveland spinal injury lawyer to protect their rights, ensure a financial future and learn to best live with their condition. Life goes on, and healing progresses with time.