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barbara
07-17-2009, 11:35 PM
Jeannine found this great article and then couldn't get logged in on her laptop. See - it happens to the best of us. This one ought to make everyone happy. NOT.


http://www.nypost.com/seven/07152009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/the_great_stem_cell_research_scam_179265.htm?&page=0

barbara
07-18-2009, 12:39 PM
Here's another good article on embryonic stem cells.

http://www.healingcare4u.org/Embryonic-stem-cell607.html


Posted for Dr. Payne. His response to the Great Stem Cell Scam article

Further, the cells have a nasty tendency to become cancerous or to form teratomas -- meaning "monster tumors." While usually benign, these can grow larger than a football and often contain hair and teeth. Yech



Actually the tumor issue can be circumvented -- just differentiate the embryonic stem cells into whatever somatic cell is needed and transplant or implant, e.g., if treating heart damage following a heart attack differentiate the embryonic stem cells into cadiomyocytes. There is also a line of research that indicates that co-transplanting embryonic stem cells with bone marrow derived stem cells reduces or perhaps eliminates the odds of tumor development (teratomas). Here are some posts I concerning this on my FACEBOOK page back in mid-May:



Method To Neutralize Tumor Growth In Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Discovered

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2009) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a method to potentially eliminate the tumor-risk factor in utilizing human embryonic stem cells. Their work paves the way for further progress in the promising field of stem cell therapy.



Bone Marrow Stem Cell Co-transplantation Prevents Embryonic Stem Cell Transplant-associated Tumors

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

ScienceDaily (May 11, 2009) Transplanted embryonic stem cells are recognized as a potential treatment for patients suffering from the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, in studies using ...