Friday, January 23, 2009

California Makes "Shameful" History

For the first time the U.S. Government has given the green light for a Northern California Bio-Company to administer Embryonic Stem Cells to 8 to 10 human patients.

Governor 'Terminator' Arnold has promised billion toward stem cell research, specifically embryonic, in the hope of putting California on the business map as the leading State in pursuit of this unproven research.

This is pretty sad folks. With so many other promising stem cell research studies (umbilical cord blood, adult stem cells), why pursue this one?

First Ever Human Embryonic Stem Cell Study OK'd

In a major medical breakthrough, the U.S. government has given the go-ahead for the first study ever using embryonic stem cells. CBS 2's Lisa Sigell has the pulse on the story.

Experts say the approval is a milestone and offers hope to people, who suffer from spinal cord injuries, as well as other illnesses that could be helped by stem cell therapy.

Stem-cell research is about to take a giant step forward with the world's first human study using embryonic stem cells.

"So far everything has been kept in the culture dish or in animal models, so now we're finally taking it to patients who actually have clinical problems," Dr. Neil Theise of Beth Israel Medical Center said.

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