Inject stem cells into damaged brain. Wait.

That’s a rough outline of what The Telegraph says scientists are doing in what could wind up being a dramatic medical breakthrough:

The study, Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke (PISCES), is the first of its kind in the world.

It will test whether implanting stem cells can treat damaged areas of the brain and improve quality of life for victims of ischaemic stroke, the most common form of the condition, which is caused by a blockage of blood flow in the brain.

Be very interesting to see what happens after the “wait” phase is over… in two years.