Answers from Umbilical Cord Adult Stem Cells
With the recent California $3 billion hype surrounding the potential application of embryonic stem cell research, many have gotten the erroneous impression that stem cells (umbilical cord and adult) have not been successfully applied and lack the potential to treat chronic diseases, such as diabetes. Others continue to belief the myth that stem cell research was outlawed by President Bush. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Here is a list of over 70 current and 10 (potential) future applications of umbilical cord stem cells therapy. The potential list includes Alzheimerís Disease, Diabetes and Parkinsonís Disease among others.
In addition, consider the recent reported successful application of umbilical cord and adult stem cells to reverse paralysis (more here), regenerate a damaged skull, treat incontinence and leukemia, and repair vision loss.
By contrast, the number of treatments using embryonic stem cells is zero. The number of clinical trials involving embryonic stem cells? Also zero. [The Adult Answer by Michael Fumento via JivenJehoshaphat]
Yet, billions will be drained from the lives of taxpayers to research a potential technology that is based upon the destruction of human life.
Posted December 20, 2004 12:25 PM