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[IP] Stem cell research that is NOT FROM EMBRYOS
I am one of those fortunate people who were selected by the ADA to speak to
my congressman during the Rally for a Cure. He has not been particularly
supportive of diabetes research. I wonder if if is because of the stem
I have been reading a few really promising articles about stem cell
research that IS NOT using embryo stem cells. Like reconstructing bladders
from a dog's own stem cells. making blood cells from rat's own brain stem
cells. And using stem cells from pig's testicles! Also, I have heard that
umbilical cords have stem cells and perhaps could be used.
I would like to take something very authoritative to my congressman to
persuade him to really back this new stem cell research so that we can get
beyond embryo stem cells. I don't know how to retrieve this information.
I admit that I have not done a real search of the internet. Is anyone
personally familiar with this kind of research to help educate me?
When I think of the possibilities and all of the people who could be
helped, Alzheimers, livers, pancreases, bladders, etc, etc. Leukemia....
and obviously many others. I really think that the Government should
really back this kind of research! (And get away from using embryo stem
cells...I don't think we really need them) At this point I fear stem cell
research is a dirty word for many and we need to show that there are
Thanks. If you want to email me privately that is fine.
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