Radical new stem cell treatment raises hope for Schumacher

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Radical new stem cell treatment raises hope for Schumacher

The Formula One legend is said to be in the care of a ‘pioneer in cell surgery’ in Paris

Victoria Lambert

The news that Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was moved to a hospital in Paris last week for pioneering stem cell therapy has provoked a fever of hope and speculation among fans that his condition could be improved.

After suffering devastating head injuries in a skiing accident almost six years ago, Schumacher was placed in a coma for six months and has been receiving treatment at home in Switzerland. He has not been seen in public since the accident. His privacy is closely guarded and, while it is understood he cannot walk or stand, and, according to former Ferrari manager, Jean Todt, he may still have trouble communicating, nothing has been confirmed officially.

No wonder then that fans have been so excited to hear Schumacher is now under the care of world-renowned cardiac surgeon Philippe Menasché, described as a “pioneer in cell surgery” at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris...

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