Friday, April 24, 2009

To Markei

You said:

"Over 20 years of embryonic stem cell research, which continued under Bush, just not with federal funds, only has produced tumors, growths, and death where it was applied."

I am guessing you are just a drive by, but I responded to you in the thread you posted this in. What I didn't know until now was this:

Stem cells demonstrated to reverse macular degeneration blindness

"scientists have developed the worlds first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness. Surgeons predict it will become a routine, one-hour procedure that will be generally available in six or seven years time.

The treatment involves replacing a layer of degenerated cells with new ones created from embryonic stem cells.It was pioneered by scientists and surgeons from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London and Moorfields eye hospital.

This week Pfizer, the worlds largest pharmaceutical research company, will announce its financial backing to bring the therapy to patients.

The treatment will tackle age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness. It affects more than 500,000 Britons and the number is forecast to increase significantly as people live longer. The disease involves the loss of eye cells.

Under the new treatment, embryonic stem cells are transformed into replicas of the missing cells. They are then placed on an artificial membrane which is inserted in the back of the retina." (emphasis mine)

But yes embryonic stem cells just don't help anyone and never will. Thank you for your ignorance.


ExPatMatt said...

Yeah, stem cells are stupid. I mean, you're not going to stop an Oak tree from rotting just by rubbing acorns on it; duh.

Some people!

Dax said...

I really like to watch fundi's explain this.
They will of course take the drugs that result from these unfortunate

FrodoSaves said...

That's a great find Beams. Too bad stem cells are still useless. Even though they're not. It's really a shame.

Kerri Love said...

hey can I donate my eggs? I really don't need them... hubby says he'll fertilize them if they need it =P