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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Don Ho undergoes stem cell therapy

This sounds promising:

Ho had his own stem cells injected into his heart Monday night, which is expected to improve the muscle's pumping ability by as much as 70 percent.

Ho suffers from cardiomyopathy and his doctor said conventional surgery could do nothing to ease the inflammation.

The procedure, which is not available in the United States, was performed by former University of Michigan cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kit Arom and overseen by Dr. Amit Patel of Pittsburgh.

(Hat tip, Glenn Reynolds)


  • Tiny stem cells /
    In my heart /
    Makes me feel happy /
    Makes me feel fine

    By Blogger dhodge, at 3:25 PM  

  • These would be adult stem cells here. This does not logically mean embryonic stem cells are bad, but it does highlight that adult stem cells are already yielding significant results, while embryonic stem cells thus far are not. Just something to keep in mind during the current debates.

    By Blogger Brian Hagedorn, at 12:14 PM  

  • Brian, what does that have to do with anything? What do the accomplishments of studying and using adult stem cells have to do with embryonic stem cells? Radiation can help you beat cancer. Should we comletely give up on Chemo? Nuclear power is more efficient than solar and geothermal, should we give up on those? My religion has killed fewer people than yours, should you guys just throw in the towel? (the answer to the last question is "yes")

    By Blogger JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe, at 3:49 PM  

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