Thursday, August 21, 2008
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL CONGRESSWOMAN DEGETTE
THAT SHE NEED NOT PROMOTE DESTRUCTION -
OF OUR TINYIST BOYS AND GIRLS, TO FIND A CURE FOR HER CHILD AND OTHER SUFFERING AMERICANS!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Scientific breakthrough! No
embryonic stem cells needed
New research uses adult sources
to grow heart, lung, brain tissues
Posted: August 22, 2008
12:05 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh
The abortion-rights arguments that cite embryonic stem cells as the potential solution for a vast array of human diseases has taken another significant hit with an announcement from a San Francisco research and development company that it has defined and isolated an adult cell that has been shown to develop into tissues matching those in the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, blood vessels, brain, muscle, bone and fat.
The announcement this week from Medistem Inc. says its newest tests reveal the cell can regenerate failed blood vessels, allowing a restoration of health in limbs once given no alternative but amputation.
Advocates for medical research long have cited their desire for embryonic stem cells to study as a possible solution to myriad human diseases, although few results actually have been documented. Celebrities also have chimed in, such as actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease. During the last election he lobbied for a Missouri plan that enshrined in the state constitution the right to clone human embryos for "research."
Now officials with Medistem Laboratories have confirmed their Endometrial Regenerative Cell has treated an advanced form of peripheral artery disease known as critical limb ischemia successfully.
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