May 18th, 2012
10:51 PM ET

Indian clinic's stem cell therapy real?

A clinic in India uses an experimental embryonic stem cell therapy that's banned in the U.S. CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.

To learn more about the research and why Americans are traveling to the clinic for treatment, watch "Selling a Miracle?" Sunday at 8pm on CNN.

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  1. emtpjill

    Plain and simple, folks.....if her treatments are so miraculous, then she should run the appropriate clinical trials and present the results to U.S. regulators or publish it in peer reviewed journals. Maybe there is a reason no one wants to have her present her data (such as, it is JUNK SCIENCE).

    Unfortunately, parents see what they want to see. The researcher needs quantitative data to have the lightest bit of credibility..

    And by the way.....for those that say it takes too long to get approvals....it is for your protection!!

    May 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  2. baba

    While I do not think there is complete treatment, the clinic gives hope to people. American media and establishment is quick to ridicule third world establishment. Look at how many propecia patients the FDA approval has caused and the ruined lives

    May 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  3. Logix

    There is a 200 page patent the doctor has filed which has been published and is available online....describes her methods in detail.

    May 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  4. ankitsura

    Dr. Gupta mentions that there are No Clinical Study , Scientific Study or Data.. Isnt the cohort of patients she is treating itself the clinical data..!! In the form of Case Study.. Also upon inquiring who is supporting ISSCR one realizes most of them are Biotechnology corporations and their business model is about Biomedical Lab equipment, developing Patent Biological Stem Cell Line Products.

    Also please note FDA is Food and Drug Administration, which is an questionable organization, which allows mass production of Genetically Modified Chicken for Mass Consumption without labeling, governs the regulatory framework for the Stem Cell line research.

    Also what Dr. Shroff is doing could be best understood as Translational Medicine. You have not covered the aspect that she has been growing the Cell Line she uses in her therapy since 2000.

    What is impressive is that, as a Physician she is definitely taking a "Risk" to provide Hope to the patients who have not walked for Decades!! Being a doctor myself, ask me how do I feel when, I see my patient recovering well, look back at me and say thank you.. it is "Heavenly" though that does not mean that she can be negligent and through her innovative therapeutic model create a new line of complications.

    I would like to honestly congratulate for you to cover this and bring this debate in light of American Media, which tends to talk about Experimentation with Animal as Ethical when it benefits Human ( How can one justify that to God, who said to Adam, thou shall have dominion on all living creatures!! for Dominion is not Domination but caring protecting nurturing )

    May 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm |