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    This is some crazy ass sheet right here.
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    MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

    Adult stem cells restore feeling in paraplegic

    Apparent major breakthrough with patient paralyzed 19 years

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    Posted: September 28, 2005
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    In an apparent major breakthrough, scientists in Korea report using umbilical cord blood stem cells to restore feeling and mobility to a spinal-cord injury patient.

    The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cythotherapy, centered on a woman had been a paraplegic 19 years due to an accident.

    After an infusion of umbilical cord blood stem cells, stunning results were recorded:

    "The patient could move her hips and feel her hip skin on day 15 after transplantation. On day 25 after transplantation her feet responded to stimulation."

    Umbilical cord cells are considered "adult stem cells," in contrast to embryonic stem cells, which have raised ethical concerns because a human embryo must be destroyed in order to harvest them.

    The report said motor activity was noticed on day 7, and she was able to maintain an upright position on day 13. Fifteen days after surgery, she began to elevate both lower legs about one centimeter.

    The study's abstract says not only did the patient regain feeling, but 41 days after stem cell transplantation, testing "also showed regeneration of the spinal cord at the injured cite" and below it.

    The scientists conclude the transplantation "could be a good treatment method" for paraplegic patients.

    Bioethics specialist Wesley J. Smith, writing in Lifesite.com, expressed enthusiasm about the apparent breakthrough, but also urged caution.

    "We have to be cautious," said Smith, a senior fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture. "One patient does not a treatment make."

    The authors of the study note, writes Smith, that the lamenectomy the patient received might have offered some benefit.

    "But still, this is a wonderful story that offers tremendous hope for paralyzed patients," he said.

    The fact that the patient has a very old injury, Smith added, makes the results even more dramatic.

    Smith said he has known about the study for some time, "but because I didn't want to be guilty of the same hyping that is so often engaged in by some therapeutic cloning proponents, I waited until it was published in a peer reviewed journal."

    Like most breakthroughs using adult stem cells, this one has been completely ignored by the U.S. mainstream media, Smith pointed out.

    "Can you imagine the headlines if the cells used had been embryonic?" he asked.

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    Can we still kill babies?

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    • #3
      QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 28 2005, 10:20 AM) Quoted post

      Can we still kill babies?
      [/b][/quote]

      Yeah, but only for fun now.
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      • #4
        That's awesome! Stem cell cures are just starting. It won't be long before they'll have cures for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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        • #5
          QUOTE(ksbluesfan @ Sep 28 2005, 10:28 AM) Quoted post

          That's awesome! Stem cell cures are just starting. It won't be long before they'll have cures for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
          [/b][/quote]
          and gayness
          Are you on the list?

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          • #6
            No cure for you, "The beef was tender and juicy, complimented with huge hunks of soft carrot. The potatoes were dressed with a nice rosemary gravy. "
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            • #7
              QUOTE(ksbluesfan @ Sep 28 2005, 11:28 AM) Quoted post

              That's awesome! Stem cell cures are just starting. It won't be long before they'll have cures for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
              [/b][/quote]

              Although I doubt they would have any cure for sore feet.

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              • #8
                great now we will never die

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Sep 28 2005, 10:55 AM) Quoted post

                  No cure for you, "The beef was tender and juicy, complimented with huge hunks of soft carrot. The potatoes were dressed with a nice rosemary gravy. "
                  [/b][/quote]
                  Please transplant a STFU.
                  Are you on the list?

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                  • #10
                    Other than his rather homosexual writing style, I think I'd get along with SLUBLUE.

                    We could talk on and on about candy bars and nonprofit development.
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                    • #11
                      great point:

                      Like most breakthroughs using adult stem cells, this one has been completely ignored by the U.S. mainstream media, Smith pointed out.

                      "Can you imagine the headlines if the cells used had been embryonic?" he asked.

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(dooz @ Sep 28 2005, 12:06 PM) Quoted post

                        great point:

                        Like most breakthroughs using adult stem cells, this one has been completely ignored by the U.S. mainstream media, Smith pointed out.

                        "Can you imagine the headlines if the cells used had been embryonic?" he asked.
                        [/b][/quote]
                        Are you saying there would be an uproar if this was done using embryonic stem cells? Which side would be upset - the pro-life people because embryonic cells were used, or those for embryonic stem cell research because this would further their cause?
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                        • #13
                          it should all be tested and tried
                          Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 28 2005, 12:15 PM) Quoted post

                            it should all be tested and tried
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                            I think so too which is why I don't understand why the pro-life crowd is so up in arms over this. I can sort of see their point that they are concerned that cells from aborted babies will be used. It seems to me though that rather than protest against any forms of stem cell research, they could lobby for regulations on it that would make it illegal to use cells from abortions. Aren't there other ways to get embryonic stem cells?
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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(Lois Lane @ Sep 28 2005, 12:11 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(dooz @ Sep 28 2005, 12:06 PM) Quoted post

                              great point:

                              Like most breakthroughs using adult stem cells, this one has been completely ignored by the U.S. mainstream media, Smith pointed out.

                              "Can you imagine the headlines if the cells used had been embryonic?" he asked.
                              [/b][/quote]
                              Are you saying there would be an uproar if this was done using embryonic stem cells? Which side would be upset - the pro-life people because embryonic cells were used, or those for embryonic stem cell research because this would further their cause?
                              [/b][/quote]

                              meaning, breakthroughs using adult stem cells don't sit well with the agenda of the MSM. If the breakthrough had come as a result of embryonic stem cells, imagine the renewed criticism of the administration for not allowing federal funds.

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