Stem Cells Treat Stroke Victim
A Scottish man in his 60s has become the world's first person to receive injections of foetal stem cells into the brain in order to repair damaged nerve tissue caused by stroke.
A Glasgow man in his 60s has become the world's first person to receive injections of foetal stem cells into the brain in order to repair damaged nerve tissue caused by stroke. Doctors who carried out the surgery over the weekend said they do not expect to see any immediate improvement in the man's partial paralysis, as the clinical trial is aimed primarily at testing the safety of the controversial procedure. Professor Keith Muir, the principal investigator on the trial, said that foetal stem cells offer a potential new therapy for the thousands of people each year who suffer permanent disabilities caused by brain damage resulting from blocked blood vessels or internal bleeding.
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
New research identifies an unexpected source for some of earth's water.
- A lot of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some of it may come from dissolved solar nebula gas.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
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