City Weekend: Stem cell treatments in China

City Weekend's October 28 issue has a cover story on stem cell treatments in Beijing. The article highlights the work of Dr Huang Hongyun who has been using fetal cell transplants to treat a variety of diseases:

Over the past three years, Dr. Huang treated more than 500 patients for everything from spinal cord injuries to ALS, strokes, MS and cerebral palsy with, he says, "equally positive results"...

... Dr. Huang uses olfactory sheathing glial cells (OEC) extracted from the olfactory bulbs of fetuses aborted during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Frankenstein is not a monster haunting the Chinese soul. Which is why China is going to leap ahead of the West dramatically in many fields of medical and biological research.

The article is on City Weekend's website here.

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