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Stem Cell Research Reaches Out to Human Patients

While China has invested in stem cell research and clinical trials involving humans, the United States continues to conduct its testing of stem cell treatments only with animals. In an effort to speed up the research process, residents of the United States are beginning to travel overseas to participate in clinical trials. As this is occurring, medical professionals suggest that America is almost at the tipping point of including humans in the testing of treatments for stem cells and spinal cord injuries.

While China has invested in stem cell research and clinical trials involving humans, the United States continues to conduct its testing of stem cell treatments only with animals. In an effort to speed up the research process, residents of the United States are beginning to travel overseas to participate in clinical trials. As this is occurring, medical professionals suggest that America is almost at the tipping point of including humans in the testing of treatments for stem cells and spinal cord injuries.

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