Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Urge to Kill Babies Overshadows Real Stem Cell Research

The spotlight has been on Embryonic Stem Cells, which requires the death of a baby fetus to extract the stem cells. But why hasn't any attention been paid to Adult Stem Cell research which has shown more promise and results? Like the successful results that were achieved in Australia.
Scientists at Australia's Griffith University have engineered a breakthrough in the field of adult stem cell research that's so significant, say experts, that it could render the debate over embryonic stem cell research moot.

The results of the four-year research project showed that olfactory stem cells can be turned into heart cells, brain cells, nerve cells – indeed, almost any kind of cell in the body – without the problems of rejection or tumors forming, a common side effect with embryonic stem cells.

The poorly funded Griffith University team – which conducted its research with a mere $200,000 in grants – appears to have found a direct and non-controversial alternative to the use of stem cells derived from leftover embryos created during fertility treatment, reported the Australian newspaper.

"Our experiments have shown adult stem cells isolated from the olfactory mucosa have the ability to develop into many different cell types if they are given the right chemical or cellular environment," research team leader Alan Mackay-Sim told the paper.

Mackay-Sim's team of scientists managed to grow nerve cells, glial cells, liver cells, heart cells and muscle cells from cells harvested from the human nose.

The breakthrough, first announced two months ago, has been largely ignored by the U.S. media, which has focused on embryonic stem cell research as the only option to cure debilitating ailments like Hodgkin's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

Why has the MSM ignored this great breakthrough? Maybe because that are pushing a pro-abortion agenda and need a good justification? No advances have been made with Embryonic Stem Cells, it has all been Adult Stem Cells, so why IS the push for the killing of babies? Not only is it immoral, but it is not showing any promise, thus we need to sink the money into the promising research. Just say NO to Embryonic Stem Cell Research!

Mr Minority