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Originally posted by soficrow
Originally posted by Mahree
[\ Soficrow has raised some questions that need to be looked at also.
I find this very encouraging news. This type of stem cell study is encouraged and funded by private and public funds. More than $200 million of federal money was used for adult stem cell research in 2003.
President Bush has not banned all stem cell research.
Mahree - you are mistaken; I did not make that statement.
FYI - Bush has not banned ANY stem cell research - he simply guaranteed that none of the technology will get into the public domain by prohibiting public funding for it. ...Oh yeah, he did allow public funding for research using already stockpiled contaminated stem cells, which are of course, useless.
Also, Bush blocked an international initiative to ban human cloning - and prevented any resolution from passing.
Originally posted by Kosmo Yagkoto
I am personally against it, because I don't think that you should make life just in order to destroy it.
Originally posted by Aether
I have no problem with the benefits of stem cell research (and I clearly see them)
The only thing that bothers me is how someone elses DNA inside YOUR body reacts and interacts with the DNA already there? I haven't found any scientific articles on it and do not plan to try to seek the info again, as i feel I will come to a dead end. If anyone is deep into the research and knows how other DNA reacts please lay it down.
Stem cells rebuild bladder control
16:30 29 November 2004
NewScientist.com news service
Frauscher's team injected the myoblasts into the urethra wall and bladder sphincter of each woman, using real-time ultrasound to make sure the cells made contact with their target. This contact is crucial as myoblasts need to be "told" in which direction they should grow by existing muscle fibres. The muscle-tissue extraction and stem-cell injection procedures each took about 15 minutes under local anaesthetic.
Within 24 hours, 90% of the women had no urinary leakage. After two weeks, both doctor and patient could a see a marked increase in muscle tissue and contraction power under the ultrasound.
Now, more than a later year, 18 of the 20 women have maintained full control over their bladders, says Frauscher, who presented the results at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago on Monday. The team is currently treating eight to 10 women per week and long waiting lists are building up.
Originally posted by the village idiot
well im all for stem cell research as long as it is adult stem cell research and not embryonic. embryonic stem cells are obtained immorally through the destruction of a human embryo.