Embryo stem cell therapy brings hope

Simran Kaur, 42, was suffering from cerebellar ataxias, a rare genetic disorder, which left her wheelchair bound, incontinent, with slurred speech and no chances of improvement.

Her family then came to know about human embryonic stem cell therapy. After a few weeks of treatment her condition improved, giving a new ray of hope to the family.

"I have been on a wheelchair for the last 10 years and with time, the condition was becoming worse. Doctors had told my family that for the rest of my life, I would be wheelchair bound," said Simran.

Simran is undergoing human embryonic stem cell therapy in a Delhi-based hospital — Nutech Mediworld.

In embryonic stem cell therapy, cells are taken from a discarded embryo during in-vitro fertilization (IVF), cultured and injected into the body of a person suffering from terminal disease.

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