Paralyzed man reports sensations after embryonic stem cell treatment

The first patient to receive a human embryonic stem-cell treatment for paralysis from a spinal-cord injury has regained some feeling in his legs, according to a report in the Washington Post. Timothy Atchison, 21, was partially paralyzed in a car crash Sept. 25. He told the Post he's feeling some sensation now when a bowling ball is lifted from his lap, or discomfort when he pulls on hairs on his legs. Hans Keirstead, the UC Irvine stem-cell researcher who invented the treatment, told the Orange Country Register that while he is thrilled by the anecdote, it's still too early in treatment to draw any conclusions.  ReportItem