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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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.

5 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

to me, using life in whatever form(especially if it's being discarded) - for whatever reason - to save other lives, is a "no-brainer"...

Tue Nov 28, 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we should ask the stem cells what they want to be when they grow up instead of forcing them to be what we want them to be. Oh and condoms are bad too!

Tue Nov 28, 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

What drivews me crazy is the fact that every time a woman gives birth, she has the ability to collect STEM CELLS from the umbilical cord/placenta of the baby.These can be frozen for future use. Your article says "stem cells" not specifically saying whether it is embryonic, or simply stem cells from the umbilical cord blood. It's obvious to me which kind are being ignored for some specific agenda.

Tue Nov 28, 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous lifesaver said...

well, anon I think if you ask the stem cells , "would you rather be discarded or used to save lives", they'd "say" the latter...

Wed Nov 29, 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stem cells must be too deep for this crowd

Sat Dec 02, 08:29:00 PM  

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