Tonight in San Antonio, PBS carried the show “Innovation,” Episode 6, “Miracle Cell.”
It looks to be about 2 years old, before Christopher Reeve died, but after Lima had done surgery on the two women from Texas. Every story in tonight’s episode was amazing coverage of adult stem cell therapy. We see mice who regain function after nerves are cut, we see human women with chronic, long term traumatic spinal cord injury who get some improvement (“You have no idea how great it is to be able to tell when you need to pee.”), heart attack and patients with traumatic heart injury and lymphoma who appear to be cured.
However, the website has one page <a href="
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/innovation/about_episode6.html”>on these stories while the main page and several others push embryonic stem cell research. Someone please explain the skewed coverage.
I’m not sure when it will air in the different markets, but it’s worth setting your TIVO, VCR, or searching the TV listings for.