While 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: