I must admit that, the more I read about what stem cells — especially adult (or “tis-sue”) stem cells that are not under the current res-trictions on the use of embryonic stem cells — the more I am incredibly impressed at the growing successful results of the use of such stem cells, especially in trials where they have been so successful in research and testing results literally around the world. Continue Reading »
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Sandra Burton would never feel the wrenching labour pains signaling her twin girls were ready to come into the world.
It was one of the many risks of her pregnancy, and the one that most worried her doctors and kept her husband awake at night.
Burton is quadriplegic.
An accident 20 years ago cost her the use of her legs and left her with minimal use of her arms. She has little sensation from the chest down.
It is rare for a quadriplegic woman to have a child. It is extraordinarily rare — and potentially life-threatening — for a quadriplegic woman to give birth to twins. Continue Reading »