Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body’s own bone marrow — which is rich in stem cells — may repair worn-out discs in the spine.
In a small new study, the approach appeared to be safe — and none of the patients reported that their pain got worse after the procedure.
But both the doctors who are testing the technique and outside experts say much more research is needed before they can say whether the treatment offers real relief.
“I tell everybody that this is experimental, with a
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The Missouri Roundtable for Life, a St. Louis area association led by conservative Ed Martin is organizing events to collect signatures for a November 2010 referendum.
The proposal, presented to the Secretary of State office, entitled “Amendment for the protection of taxpayer money”, asks to not use taxpayer money to fund abortion, human cloning, and other controversial research.
The group’s website, states that they are concerned with limiting or eliminating the effects of Amendment 2 passed in 2006 by a light majority, a law that protects research permitted by federal laws.
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