Monday, July 31, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy Works

Son of a friend served his country in Iraq, and came back with damaged, porous hips, by some reports from sitting on depleted uranium shells in his tank.  VA successfully transplanted spine stem cells to one hip, and that hip is repairing.  Ready for the next hip!  PTSD problems as well.  Seem to have gotten past the Cal. Nat. Guard demanding return of improperly given enlistment bonus that was holding up VA care.  (It's California; why admit that they screwed up.)

3 comments:

hga said...

Son of a friend served his country in Iraq, and came back with damaged, porous hips, by some reports from sitting on depleted uranium shells in his tank.

DU is almost entirely U-238, and that's an alpha emitter, i.e. high speed helium nuclei. Alphas are stopped by as little as your outer cells or tissue paper, no way would they get past the necessary encapsulation required to keep the U-238 from catching on fire.

Clayton Cramer said...

I know that U-238 should not cause a problem, but VA apparently told him that was a factor. Don't see how.

Rick C said...

"Customer service" people make stuff up and/or lie all the time. Did you know you can't return software because of copyright law? I've heard that one several times, but the actual reason is because of piracy.