This is HUGE. I'm surprised this isn't all over the newspapers--so far I've only seen it on the national tv news. Apparently they have succeeded in curing rats of spinal paralysis with stem cells. They say human trials will begin in 5 years. It doesn't matter to me if they don't occur in the US, which has foolishly crippled itself in terms of this type of research. The fact of the matter is that within 10 years thousadnds, if not miilions of crippled humans--such as the late Christopher Reeve--will start walking again. They say that it will do the same for victims of Lou Gehrig's Disease, so Steven Hawkins might actually rise from his chair and speak for himself one day, assuming he lives that long.