My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


More Good News On Stem Cells 

ADULT stem cells, that is.

British researchers said on Wednesday they had successfully grown in the laboratory a type of adult stem cell found in the eyes of both fish and mammals that develops into neurons in the retina.

In future, these cells could be injected into the eye as a treatment for diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes-related blindness, according to Astrid Limb of University College London's (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology.

Wow. You mean it's possible that we could actually have a therapy for something--we might actually cure a human problem--without the massive federal spending boondoggle that embryonic stem cell research has become.


It's almost as if--and I hesitate to say this out loud--our Congresspeople don't know what they're doing. While they spend hours and hours of debate to pass bills that they know are going to be vetoed by the President to spend billions of taxpayer dollars chasing the elusive embryonic stem cell cure-all, researchers all over the world are using their time very effectively finding uses for types of stem cells that have NO ethical baggage attached to them.

It almost makes you think the Democrats are more interested in the embryonic stem cell (rhetorical) bludgeon rather than actually finding cures for human suffering.


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