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First US trial of bone-marrow Stem Cells for heart attack patients proves safe - EurekaAlert! (article link)

The first randomized, placebo-controlled U.S. clinical trial to assess the use of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMC) in patients after a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; severe heart attack) demonstrated a strong safety profile for this cell therapy, based on phase 1 results published in the September issue of the American Heart Journal.

- "The use of adult stem cells, derived from the patient's own bone marrow, presents a potential new type of therapy to benefit individuals after they suffer a heart attack,"
- "Also, these types of stem cells do not possess any of the ethical concerns of embryonic stem cell research."



First US trial of bone-marrow stem cells for heart attack patients proves safe

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-09/mhif-fut091410.php