BY THE SEAT OF OUR PANTS
Italian researchers have found that stem-cell injections help dogs with a disease
akin to Duchenne muscular dystrophy walk better.
The studies of muscle-forming cells found in vessels provide evidence that a straightforward infusion of stem cells into the blood stream might one day be able to treat a number of muscle diseases in humans.
I'm perplexed as to why so many people still are against stem-cell research in this country.
Without getting into the abortion debate, we are literally throwing away possible viable cures for those people (maybe your parent, sibling or child) with diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
Pro-choice women are going to get abortions anyway.
Why are we tying researchers' hands?
P.S. Not to be flippant over a serious subject, but it would be nice if my little
Elsie's (OK, and maybe Farrah Fawcett's) sphincter-muscle problems could be cured.