The media is a farce. They do not cover issues that are news. They only cover what they want to cover and that fits its agenda. The only reason to pursue embryonic stem cell research is for money,--not science, not helping people, not curing people, just money.
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Amazing But True: Miracle Stem Cell Cures
February 22, 2010
It sounds like something out of science fiction -- or “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” -- but it isn’t.
’s Daily Telegraph reports the story of Russell Turnbull, who tried to break up a fight while riding home on the bus one night. For his pains, Turnbull ended up getting ammonia sprayed into his right eye, which scarred his cornea. Turnbull lost most of his sight in th Britain ateye, and suffered pain every time he blinked.
But now Turnbull has had his sight almost completely restored, thanks to a pioneering procedure using stem cells. Adult stem cells.
Dr. Francisco Figueiredo, an eye surgeon
atthe North East England Stem Cell Institute, performed an oper ation th atinvolved cutting away a tiny portion of Turnbull’s undamaged eye—complete with stem cells. He then grew the section of the eye to 400 times its size, and stitched it “onto the badly-damaged cornea in place of the damaged membrane,” the Telegraph reported.
Turnbull is thrilled with the results. “The oper
ation was a complete success, and I now have my sight back,” he said. “This really has given me my life back.”
The technique has been used on eight other p
atients; most have had their vision almost completely restored.
Miracles like this have been repe
ated many times as researchers bend their attention to the uses of adult stem cells. But because much of the mainstream media refuses to report on them, many Americans remain unaware of them. If people knew how good they were, they’d stop demanding embryonic stem-cell research, which kills human beings atthe embryonic stage. And the media knows th at. Americans also seem unaware th atnot a single clinical success has ever resulted from tre atments using embryonic stem cells. None!
Tragically, in the U.S., multi-million dollar grants are available for embryo-destructive research, but money is scarce for ethically sound and workable adult stem cell research.
Why isn’t adult stem-cell research receiving the funding it deserves? Josephine Quintavalle, director of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, explains why. Wh
atyou get from [the adult stem cell] approach is a p atient-specific cure. There’s no middleman...and there’s no drug company th at’s going to get rich as a result.”
But, she explains, a lot of pressure for stem-cell research is to find products th
atsell, as opposed to a tre atment th atcan cure you.
This is a moral obscenity -- one th
atnot only the drug companies, but medical researchers, are complicit in. They want to experiment with human embryos simply for the sake of science. And the media constantly labels our efforts against embryonic stem-cell research as backwards and unenlightened.
at’s why you and I have got to get the word out about the miracle cures of adult stem-cell research. This administr ation is deeply committed to research involving the destruction of human embryos. In his inaugural address, President Obama took a swipe atthose who oppose this research on moral grounds when he said, “We’ll restore science to its rightful place.”
Well, if you really mean th
at, Mr. President, stop funding useless embryo-destructive research, and start funding adult stem-cell research. Not only because it is morally unproblem atic, but because it’s the only thing th atworks. Just ask Russell Turnbull -- the British man who once was blind, but now can see.
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