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Hype Aside, Hope for Stem Cell Therapy Emerges From Hibernation


11/16/2011 8:26:47 AM

Two small studies of cardiac stem cells for the treatment of heart failure have shown promise, but ABC News, CBS News and and other media outlets are throwing around words like “medical breakthrough” and “heart failure cure.” ABC News correspondent Richard Besser was so enthusiastic that anchor Diane Sawyer commented that she had never seen him “so excited.” The first author of one of the studies, Roberto Bolli, said the work could represent “the biggest advance in cardiology in my lifetime.”

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