Saturday, October 22, 2005

Cell injections target brain disease

STEM CELLS from aborted foetuses are to be injected directly into human brains in a procedure that could open the door to treating a host of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease.
Scientists in the United States have been given the go-ahead to transplant stem cells into six children who suffer from Batten disease, a rare but fatal genetic disorder.

Further undermining the argument that ES stem cells will only be derived from embryos that were "just going to be thrown away anyway". If this doesn't raise that "yuck factor" in you, I'm not sure what will.