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tis but a scratchWhile not everyone believes stem cells are ethical I personally think that stem cell research has it’s place. Very recently various doctors have used [adult] stem cell treatments on chronically ill patients [rheumatoid arthritis patients are just now getting into these trials]. I have a close friend whose cousin has Muscular dystrophy and has been receiving treatments for years now [in Panama]. The treatments have  greatly improved his prognosis and quality of life. There are clinical trials in other countries directed towards RA patients [such as one major one in Mexico and another in Panama]. I have strongly considered the possibility of enrolling in one of these trials if we can’t get my medication situation under control.

Stem cells used to help RA patient:

http://www.cellmedicine.com/treatment/rheumatoid-arthritis/index.html

http://arthritis.about.com/b/2004/09/04/stem-cells-put-womans-rheumatoid-arthritis-into-remission.htm

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