To try and find benefits of treating traumatic brain injuries, ProMedica is partnering up with a stem-cell company in California called Stemedica Cell Technologies. The main goal in this research is to see if stem cells provided by Stemedica can regenerate brain tissue in people who have suffered injuries in car accidents, in combat, or from sports. One major success story that is mentioned in the article comes from former Detroit Red Wings hockey star Gordie Howe. Howe had suffered a massive stroke and would have likely died from the stroke had it not been for his experimental attempt at recovery: stem cell implementation. He received the treatment in Tijuana because it has not yet been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The FDA requires further proof that the treatment is safe before it can be approved. Depending on the preliminary results of the clinical trial, there may be a need for further studies or they may find it didn’t work on brain cell regeneration altogether. If the trials reveal positive results, people may soon be able to receive the treatment from Promedica in Toledo.
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