Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Greatest Stem-Cell Story Never Told

0 = The Number of Treatments or Cures Using Embryonic Stem Cells
72 = The Number of Treatments or Cures Using Adult Stem Cells:1

Auto-Immune Diseases
  1. Systemic Lupus
  2. Sjogren’s Syndrome
  3. Myasthenia
  4. Autoimmune Cytopenia
  5. Scleromyxedema
  6. Scleroderma
  7. Crohn’s Disease
  8. Behcet’s Disease
  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  10. Juvenile Arthritis
  11. Multiple Sclerosis
  12. Polychondritis
  13. Systemic Vasculitis
  14. Alopecia Universalis
  15. Buerger’s Disease


  1. Brain Cancer
  2. Retinoblastoma
  3. Ovarian Cancer
  4. Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  5. Testicular Cancer
  6. Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma
  7. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  8. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  9. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  10. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  11. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  12. Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  13. Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  14. Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
  15. Multiple Myeloma
  16. Myelodysplasia
  17. Breast Cancer
  18. Neuroblastoma
  19. Renal Cell Carcinoma
  20. Various Solid Tumors
  21. Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  22. Ewing’s Sarcoma
  23. Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
  24. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  25. POEMS syndrome
  26. Myelofibrosis


  1. Acute Heart Damage
  2. Chronic Coronary Artery Disease


  1. Corneal regeneration


Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
  • X-linked Hyper immunoglobulin M Syndrome
  • Neural Degenerative Diseases and Injuries

    1. Parkinson’s Disease
    2. Spinal Cord Injury
    3. Stroke Damage

    Anemias and Other Blood Conditions

    1. Sickle Cell Anemia
    2. Sideroblastic Anemia
    3. Aplastic Anemia
    4. Red Cell Aplasia
    5. Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
    6. Thalassemia
    7. Primary Amyloidosis
    8. Diamond Blackfan Anemia
    9. Fanconi’s Anemia
    10. Chronic Epstein-Barr Infection

    Wounds and Injuries

    1. Limb Gangrene
    2. Surface Wound Healing
    3. Jawbone Replacement
    4. Skull Bone Repair

    Other Metabolic Disorders

    1. Hurler’s Syndrome
    2. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    3. Krabbe Leukodystrophy
    4. Osteopetrosis
    5. Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

    Liver Disease

    1. Chronic Liver Failure
    2. Liver Cirrhosis

    Bladder Disease

    1. End-Stage Bladder Disease
    Footnotes :
    1 Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics Website, (accessed November 7, 2006)

    Gee, I wonder why the media never reports this stuff to the voting public?

    1 comment:

    Jen said...

    In addition to that, I think most people forget that the debate in our government is most often whether or not the GOVERNMENT will fund research. There is privately funded research going on already. If the complaint is that there isn't enough funding, one would have to ask why not. If a private company saw great potential in stem-cells, wouldn't they spend their own money in researching? Apparently these large (and often castigated for making money) companies either 1) have enough funding or 2) don't see a reason to funnel more of their money towards stem-cell research.

    If cures or treatments might even POSSIBLY exist, trust me, those companies would spend tons of money on it, particularly with the common diseases that people frequently claim would be helped by stem-cells (Type I diabetes, alzheimer's, parkinson's, etc.). So much of our population would need those treatments or cures that the companies would certainly make money off of a cure or treatment.