Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Adult stem cell success v Embryonic stem cell failure

While we're waiting for this non-event of a decision which isn't in any doubt. Let's remind ourselves of what embryonic stem cell research has actually achieved (nothing) compared to some of the very real successes of adult stem cell research:

Successfully rebuilding livers with cirrhosis,
Repairing spinal chord injuries
Putting Crohn's disease into remission
Putting lupus into remission
Treating sickle-cell anaemia
Repairing heart muscles in those with congestive heart failure
Restoring bone marrow in cancer patients
Restoring heart attack damage
Putting leukaemia in remission
Successfully treating bone fractures

8 Comments:

Anonymous Pure Search said...

Thanks for your blog! :) Do add it to the Christian blog page at http://www.puresearch.org.uk so other Catholics/Christians can view it! God Bless

9/05/2007 7:07 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Kudos...your blog is an enlightening source of information and I understand your keen sensitivity to the art of writing more clearly through reading your own.

I found you through Stevej's blog, "Ethical Monotheism".

9/14/2007 4:18 PM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

I'll take that as a backhanded compliment, Jennifer. Cheers.

9/14/2007 7:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

No, I was being serious..you have a talent for writing.

9/14/2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger voltaires said...

Sounds like a lot of bollocks to me, Maria. If you're suggesting we shouldn't be taking scientific advice from scientists, then who do you suggest - priests? Oh wait, no need to answer that one...

9/24/2007 12:45 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

I suppose we could always take advice from Voltaire's Priest. Sorry couldn't help myself.
But anyway, what makes you think that scientists, or even that specific expert scientists, en masse think that use of embryonic stem cells and now chemera embryos is justified on the basis of a)ethics and b)outcomes, eh?
You suggest that we should take the advice of scientists but which ones?
Professor Neil Scolding, an *actual* expert in stem cells, who says that embryonic stem cells are unecessary, or Robin Lovell Badge who insists that embryonic stem cells are of paramount importance but entirely coincidentally happens to sit on the governing council of Geron BioMed, one of the world's leading commercial biotech companies?

10/01/2007 4:21 PM  
Blogger voltaires said...

No, I was just thinking of most peer reviewed science, most major scientific associations in the world, most big names in genetic research...

But you have three names and religious doctrine. So obviously you speak for common sense here :P

10/07/2007 4:49 PM  
Blogger voltaires said...

PS... the fact that the first two comments on this thread are from fundo dicks who probably read (holy) fortune cookies instead of keeping a diary to decide what they do the next day, should tell you something me dear ;)

10/07/2007 4:50 PM  

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