Cerebral palsy ‘successfully treated’ using stem cells

Doctors claim to have successfully treated a child suffering with cerebral palsy with stem cells for the first time.

Just weeks after being given an intravenous stem cell treatment from umbilical cord blood, the symptoms of a boy who had been left in a vegetative state after a heart attack improved considerably.

Within months he could talk and move.

The German doctors who carried out the treatment say the results of the treatment dispel 'long-held doubts' surrounding the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.

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