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AIIMS to conduct study on stem cell therapy

Inspired by the encouraging results of stem cell therapy in the treatment of various diseases, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here is all set to start a clinical trial to establish the efficacy of the same.

“Since 2003, we have been using stem cell therapy in 35 departments at AIIMS, especially in the treatment of diseases pertaining to the cornea, skin and heart, and the results have been promising,” said Prof. (Dr) Balram Airan, Dean Academic, AIIMS.

Dr. Airan was speaking at the third Annual Conference of Stem Cell Society (India), which is being held at the India Habitat Centre. He said that while India currently did not have a definite law for stem cell therapy, the Ministry of Health through the DCG(I) was in the process of revisiting the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and Rules 1945 to make a more definitive law for stem cells.

The world’s first scientific paper in a medical journal showing the effectiveness of stem cell therapy in curing autism has been published from Mumbai.

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