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another stem-cell breakthrough

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 02, 2007

Scientists report growing human heart valves from stem cells. That's a potentially important breakthrough, with very promising implications for the millions of people who face heart disease. The news will no doubt prompt more loud calls for tax funding of embryonic stem-cell research.

Most people probably won't read down to the 10th paragraph of the story, and learn that-- once again-- the promising breakthrough did not come through embryo research. These doctors used stem cells extracted from bone marrow.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 03, 2007 9:55 AM ET USA

    Aren't you all being a little hard on ESCs? Sure, there are no cures, but they are really good at growing teratomas and creating rejection responses in the human body. Surely there is some use for them--maybe biological warfare...

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 7:17 PM ET USA

    This type of procedure [bone-marrow cells] is also being utilized in the treatment of both leukemia and lymphoma cancers. Too bad that the salient piece of info. had to be placed on page 10! Recently, this procedure was performed for a friend of mine; saving him from death from lymphoma. Needless to say, he and his family were most grateful.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 2:36 PM ET USA

    In spite of getting 1,000 times the funding, embryonic stem-cell research has produced nothing. People are beginning to see abortion as the evil it really is. The 'mispedoists' are looking for a forest to hide behind and cover the stench from their ovens.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 12:20 PM ET USA

    ...the 10th paragraph...well, was it still on page one?

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