Skip to comments.Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Reaches Moral, Medical Dead End
Posted on 04/16/2020 6:09:56 PM PDT by Coleus
Published, peer-reviewed clinical trials have shown stem cells have reversed stroke damage years after the injury, helped spinal-cord-injury victims regain lost movement, helped heart attack patients recover, cured sickle cell anemia and reversed a wide range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and lupus erythematosus.
Advances with ethically sourced adult stem cells have already helped more than 1 million patients, according to a recently published review paper by David Prentice, a research director for the Charlotte Lozier Institute and a former professor of medical and molecular genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine.
He calls adult stem cells the true gold standard of regenerative medicine, while nearly two decades of media hype and the infusion of billions of research dollars on stem cells culled from human embryos have produced exactly zero published reports of validated success in a single patient.
Actually, its probably closer to 2 million patients that have been treated with adult stem cells now, Prentice told the Register. The 1 million figure he cited in his paper is from 2012, and the field of stem-cell research has exploded since then.
The Virginia-based Charlotte Lozier Institute has been trying to raise awareness about the successes of adult stem-cell therapies, against a mainstream media that seems to ignore them while championing more research on embryos. The institute has produced a series of videos featuring patients who have recovered from a wide range of diseases, including some of the most debilitating brain injuries and autoimmune diseases that have become epidemic.
One of the stories they tell is that of Sonia Coontz. She didnt realize she was having a massive stroke in May 2011 because she was only 31 years old at the time.
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Good thing Nancy stocked her 25G fridge with her favorite Embryonic Stem-Cell for longevity flavored ice creams.
The smart money abandoned embryonic stem cell research years ago. Surprisingly, blood from the discarded placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born is rich in adult stem cells. And what is more ethical that using something to save a life from something that was going to be thrown away?
What if it helps in finding a cure for corona virus? All to the good.
She explained in great detail why all attempts repeatedly failed and why they always would. The temporary improvements were never sustained, and the treatment would have to be repeated every 3 months, only to reach a low plateau and deteriorate again.
The other obvious point is that ESC research always required gov't funding because they showed no promise and attracted little private funding.
Embryonic Stem Cells serve a political purpose. They are promoted by people who support Abortion, simply because they are an argument for abortion. The fact that they are therapeutically useless is irrelevant.
Problem with umbilical blood is the cost of long-term storage.
I see where you are going. But the recipient doesn’t need to be the donor. You don’t need long term storage for use in an unrelated patient in a matter of days or weeks.
Try reading up on the match rates.
Yes, cord blood allows a 6/8 match on immune system markers to proceed; but you still have to do a preliminary typing, and a lot of those don’t pan out.
Matching to minorities such as African Americans is particularly hard to accomplish.
My last remark is within the context of leukemia / etc. where you take out the patient’s immune system.
Haven’t studied it for infusion of stem cells in other cases; but the issue there is the small amount of stem cells within each umbilical cord.
Can someone verify this one?
Fauci around 1990 or so, pressing Congress to use embryonic stem cells (since proven worse than useless)
“Matching to minorities such as African Americans is particularly hard to accomplish.”
Would stem cells from the umbilical cords of AA babies be more likely to match that group?
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