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The hardships of hope for Stem cells tourism

For people with incurable conditions, the uncertain promise of unproven treatments can outweigh the risks. As ‘stem cell tourism’ increases, one research team aims to ensure patients stay well informed – and connected to mainstream support networks.

When she was released from hospital three months after suffering a spinal injury, Natalie (not her real name) had to confront the prospect of spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

“I got out fairly depressed, couldn’t believe I was going to spend … life sitting in this chair, after having a fairly active life up until then, and also I was
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