Fortis-Escorts to start stem cell therapy for spinal cord damage

Shaheen P Parshad Posted: Oct 24, 2008 at 0115 hrs IST

Amritsar, October 23 : In a major initiative, the Fortis-Escorts Heart and Super Specialty Hospital proposes to start stem cell therapy, the first of it kind in the region, soon.
The proposal comes in the wake of the rising number of cases of spinal cord damage, caused due to increasing instances of road accidents, besides several other reasons.

Stem cell therapy has been used to treat cancer, cancerous brain tumours, heart damage, blindness, baldness and missing teeth, by injecting stem cells in damaged parts.