'Largest' heart attack stem cell trial starts in London
Doctors at the London Chest Hospital have started treating heart attack patients with their own stem cells. The patients are among the first of 3,000 participants in the European-wide study to look at the life prolonging effects of stem cell therapy.
A stem cell trial treating heart attack patients will help to see if their "natural environment" can treat the disease. Co-researcher Professor John Martin, from University College London, said:
This trial brings together a powerful partnership of European doctors and scientists to solve a fundamental problem of importance to all people. It will give an answer about whether adult multi-potential stem cells in their natural environment can treat human disease.