- Laura was paralyzed from the neck down, as the result of a car accident. They told her she’d never walk again, but she went for a treatment in Portugal where they transplanted stem cells to the injured area, and her spinal cord began to heal. She slowly gained back her mobility–now walking with braces, and hoping to do even better by her 21st birthday.
- These "miracle cells" are providing hope for people with Crohn’s, lupus, heart disease, blindness, Parkinson’s, sickle-cell anemia.
- Stem cells are already being used to treat 70 forms of blood and bone marrow cancers.
- A few days ago, 21 patients with multiple sclerosis were stabilized after treatment with stem cells. In some patients, the disease was reversed.
This is all from adult stem cells. From nose, bone marrow, etc.
"…not a single clinical success has resulted from treatments using embryonic stem cells." None!
So why do they push so hard for funding to use embryonic stem cells?
"Because science wants science for science’s sake and, incidentally, because they stand to make huge profits through potential patents. It’s potentially far more lucrative than research involving adult stem cells."
And because of this, how much funding do you think is being taken away from something that does work?
"There is a river, that flows from deep within;
There is a fountain, that frees the soul from sin;
Come to the water, there is a vast supply–
For it is a river, that never shall run dry!"
Walk to Rivendell: Each "plod" does bring us closer, though the road seems long!