Beginning on January 15, 2014, the University of Texas at Houston will begin a clinical study on 30 children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Patients will be between the ages of 2 and 10 and the study will last one to two years.Here’s the story on one participant, 10-year-old John Drambel.
This is a landmark study because the patients are receiving stem cells cultivated from their own hip bone marrow. Up until now, the only stem cell studies on people with CP in the United States have been done with patients given stem cells from their own banked cord blood. This is very exciting – and long awaited!
If you’d like to find out about other research topics or possibly be a part of a clinical trial you can find them at http://clinicaltrials.gov/