Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Problems with imprinting can result in extremely large placentas, which ultimately leads to problems with blood flow for
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
I was a pro-lifer whose child had an incurable disease. What I wanted to know was: what would I do if hESCs could cure my child'sNeurofibromatosis?
The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.
If these new stem cells are safe, and perform as hoped, the first injection in patients that took place last Friday will be the 21st century's "shot-heard-round-the-world".
Breakthroughs in stem cell research and regenerative medicine will make health care reform even more important than it is now. The human suffering relieved will be incalculable.
Embryonic Stem Cells: "Needle-Ready" for Clinical Trials, and the Best "Cure" for the Projected Medicare Funding Shortfall
All these issues--dose, state of differentiation into specific cell types, rejection, reversion--will be the subject of intense
Let us not rush to judgment, or even take refuge in this wonderful breakthrough to avoid a controversy that has been created for political purposes.