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Experimental stem cell treatment causes woman to grow parts of a nose on her spine

17
Jul
2014

Stem cells are seen as one of modern medicines most promising magic bullets, but that doesnt mean that we understand them. A paralyzed woman from the US has learned this the hard way, after an experimental treatment caused her to grow a nose-like tumor on her back. The unnamed person took part in a trial whereby stem cells from her nose were applied to her spine in the hope that it could repair the nerve damage that led to her paralysis.

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