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Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America—A book written by Yvonne Perry
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Stem Cell Research: Scientists Will Need to Explore All Types of Cells to Find Treatment for More Illnesses and Conditions

Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America Compares Embryonic Stem Cells with Adult Stem Cells and Gives Reasons Why Both Should be Federally Funded

A new book written by Nashville author, Yvonne Perry, challenges preconceived religious and political ideas in hopes of changing the way Americans view blastocystic (embryonic) stem cell research. Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America will be released this fall by Nightengale Press to coincide with the start up of the 2008 presidential election campaigns.

If cord blood, amniotic fluid, and bone marrow contain stem cells, why do we need research on blastocyst stem cells? The simple truth is there are no substitutes. While cord blood, amniotic fluid, adult stem cells, reprogramming of cells and other alternate research certainly deserve study, no credible expert supports using them as a replacement for blastocysts stem cells leftover from in-vitro fertilization.

There are no moral issues attached to the use of cord blood and amniotic fluid, but like adult stem cells, these have already differentiated and have different characteristics than in-vitro blastocyst (IV-B) stem cells. Days-old blastocyst stem cells allow a range of research on the very earliest stages of human development and are more versatile than adult stem cells or fetal cells extracted months later from amniotic fluid or from cord blood at birth.

Scientists are still trying to discover which set of stem cell characteristics will ultimately be needed to cure or treat certain diseases. Here are a few key features we know about IV-B stem cells and adult stem cells (ASC):

1. IV-B stem cells are indefinite, robust, and self-renewable. IV-B stem cells can transform into virtually any type of cell of the body. Pluripotency disappears as differentiation occurs and development continues.

2. ASCs are limited in the number of cells they are able to transform into; in other words, they can only create more of the same type of cells as they already are. For that reason, adult cells are not able to do the same things as IV-B stem cells, which have the characteristics researchers believe are needed to cure some diseases.

3. Stem cells exist in relatively large numbers in IV-Bs. IV-Bs will not always be needed once a stem cell line of every race and condition is created by nuclear transfer cloning.

4. ASC or multipotent progenitor stem cells have not yet been found in all tissues of the body. In fact, they are scarce in the brain. If neural stem cells are needed, they must be generated from blastocyst stem cells. Bone marrow stem cells must be revved up with medication to stimulate their growth before they can be used for transplantation in the treatment of cancer.

Any knowledge gained from blastocyst stem cells will complement studies of adult and all other types of stem cells, and vice versa. Most scientists agree that therapy advances will be found by responsibly investigating all aspects of stem cell biology.

“Regardless of whether the therapies come from adult stem cells, cord blood, amniotic fluid, or IV-B research, all of humanity stands to profit from stem cell treatment and technology,” says Perry. “Whether it comes from the U.S. or another country, the cure for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, spinal cord injury, diabetes, or other illness or injuries is within reach.”

With a foreword by Dr. Evan Snyder of Burnham Institute and endorsements from Cure Paralysis Now, Don C. Reed of California’s Prop 71, Christopher Reeve Foundation, and many others, Perry’s book, while controversial, is a concise and accurate picture of the biology and legislation regarding stem cell research in the U.S and globally.

Reverend Dan Bloodworth of The Brian Bloodworth Stroke and Head Injury Research Foundation gave Ms. Perry Biblical references to support blastocystic stem cell research. An entire chapter is dedicated to helping Christians understand this incredible gift God has given humanity. Rev. Bloodworth says, “It is such a pleasure to work with a writer like Yvonne Perry.
She has truly researched the research and spent hundreds of hours to find the facts to share with the readers of RIGHT TO RECOVER. Over the years I have read literally thousands of articles and documents from around the world about this subject and RIGHT TO RECOVER is the most complete work I have ever read. It provides an honest evaluation and asks readers to consider the facts and then form their own opinion instead of listening to people who have never researched the subject.”

To preorder your copy now, go to http://www.nightengalepress.com/ . For more information about the book see http://www.right2recover.com/ or contact Valerie Connelly at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ .to review a galley copy.

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Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research—a Leveraging Tool for the Democratic Party in Presidential Campaigns

Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America—a new book by Nashville Author, Yvonne Perry, is a Must-Read for Candidates

Nashville, TN -- Recent polls and studies show that 70 percent of Americans and 63 percent of Democrats agree that research should be allowed on IVF-derived blastocysts leftover from couples seeking assistance with fertility regardless of the date they are created. Most Republican leaders have adamantly opposed the research due to their belief that a human life is destroyed in the process. This allegory has been used by the Bush Administration to garner additional support for adult stem cell research which already receives federal funding. Ultra-conservative right wing groups report that multipotent cells have the same characteristics and abilities as totipotent and pluripotent cells, yet this theory has not been proven. In fact, adult stem cells have proven safety and efficacy on only nine conditions.

The pub date for Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America—a book thoroughly covering all types of stem cell research—has been strategically selected to coincide with the start up of the 2008 presidential election campaigns this fall. As the debate heats up over who will take the seat in the White House, issues such as federal funding for blastocystic (some call it embryonic) stem cell research will be topic affecting which candidate people will vote for.

Yvonne Perry is a published author and the owner of Write On Creative Writing Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metaphysics and has a gift for being lovingly controversial and challenging people’s belief systems in order to help them grow.

With over 400 hours of research and interviews with scientific and religious experts, Yvonne Perry presents an educational gift to readers in Right to Recover while expressing true hope for healing through all types of stem cell biology. Since the topic will be a leveraging tool in the Presidential election campaigns —especially for the Democratic Party, it would behoove candidates to take notes from Perry’s book.

Interviews included are with: Dr. Madan Jagasia, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Susan Fajt, patient who was scammed by the creators of the fabricated Prentice List and Mary Schneider, whose son was infused with his own cord blood stem cells. Facts were checked by Don C. Reed of California’s Prop 71 and Shane G. Smith, Ph.D. Science Director, CNS Foundation, Former Science Director, ‘Yes on Proposition 71.’

Dr. Smith says, “Yvonne Perry counters long-standing myths of the American stem cell debate with bright, accessible prose. Policymakers and everyday citizens who want to make informed choices about stem cell research need to read Right to Recover.”

To preorder your copy now, go to http://www.nightengalepress.com/ . For more information about the book see http://www.right2recover.com/ or contact Valerie Connelly at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ .to review a galley copy.



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Announcing an Educational Book on Stem Cell Research for People Who Don’t Have (or Want) a Degree in Biology

Right to Recover, Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America—an easy to understand, comprehensive book that challenges assumptions and opinions about research that uses stem cells left over from in-vitro process.

Nashville, TN -- Without being overly academic, Right to Recover gives an accurate picture of the controversial field of embryonic (blastocystic) stem cell research and highlights the progress of therapies resulting from adult stem cell research as well as those from stem cells found in cord blood and amniotic fluid.

The book covers all types of stem cell research and explains why a fish-looking embryo cannot possibly exist in a Petri dish. Author Yvonne Perry says that the belief that a human life is being taken by removing a few cells from an in vitro blastocyst (IV-B) is a ploy to delay funding for a science that may likely produce effective treatments and possible cures for many illnesses and conditions.

“People have heard and read this erroneous report so many times they actually believe the research kills a baby,” says Perry. “Instead of doing research to find out what really goes on in the lab, they believe what they are told by political and religious leaders who are promoting their own agenda through the media.”

As a highly-sought after ghostwriter, Yvonne Perry has authored many books with her clients’ names appearing on the cover. In fact, it was a client, Reverend Dan Bloodworth, who got her interested in stem cell research. The Bloodworth’s son has been in a stage 4 coma for nearly 20 years. In a search for anything that might restore his son’s ability to move and communicate, the “all-denominational” evangelist researched every treatment available worldwide. When Dan learned about stem cell research he knew he had found hope and believes till this day that his son can be helped by therapies or technologies developed from blastocystic stem cell research. With Dan sharing his 16 years worth of files, contact information, and Biblical references supporting blastocystic stem cell research, Perry decided to attempt to educate the public and lawmakers about this science by writing a book with her own name on the cover.

“I wrote the book so everyone can understand blastocystic stem cell research without needing a dictionary or a degree in biology. People need to know the scientific facts in order to make a more informed opinion about the research,” says Perry.

Nightengale Press, a medium-sized publisher located in Wisconsin, grabbed the manuscript for what is now a 300-page book before it had a chance to be seen at larger publishing houses. Nightengale President, Valerie Connelly, knows a good thing when she sees one. “When Yvonne pitched her book idea to me, she hadn’t even started the manuscript,” says Connelly. “But she showed so much passion and demonstrated such great knowledge on the subject, I was intrigued enough to say ‘yes’ to her request for publication. I couldn’t let this book get away. Right to Recover has a great potential not only as a commercial success in the book market, but also as a catalyst for a change in federal legislation regarding blastocyst stem cell research.”

The pub date for the book is October 2007 with online sales beginning in late summer. Nightengale Press plans to have advanced reading copies of the Right to Recover available in time for one of the largest annual American trade shows. Book Expo America 2007 will be held at the Javits Center in Manhattan as thousands of booksellers, librarians, book publicists, authors and distributors gather to browse thousands of titles on exhibit from hundreds of publishers.

To preorder your copy now, go to http://www.nightengalepress.com/ . For more information about the book see http://www.right2recover.com/ or contact Valerie Connelly at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ to review a galley copy.


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Religion Has No Place in Government or in the Decision Regarding Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research

Metaphysical Author Challenges Separation of Church and State in Her Controversial Book on Stem Cell Research

A new book written by Nashville author, Yvonne Perry, challenges preconceived ideas in hopes of changing the way Americans view blastocystic (embryonic) stem cell research. Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America will be released this fall by Nightengale Press to coincide with the start up of the 2008 presidential election campaigns.

You may not realize it, but America was not founded upon Christianity. That may be what you were taught in school, but proof of such is not reflected in the writings of our founding fathers. Billy Graham agrees that the United States of America is not a Christian Nation. In a televised interview on May 30, 1997, David Frost asked Mr. Graham, “Say, is this still a Christian Country?” To which Billy Graham replied, “No! We’re not a Christian Country. We’ve never been a Christian country. We’re a secular country, by our constitution. In which Christians live and which many Christians have a voice. But we’re not a Christian Country.

There can be no religious freedom whenever religion controls the masses through the government. Yet, this is exactly what has occurred in the U.S. Each time a law is passed giving government jurisdiction over what happens in a person’s home, marriage, healthcare or religion, we lose another personal right that was assured to us in the founding documents of our country.
Time and time again, religious groups have violated our Constitutional right to keep church and state separate. The neoconservative and fundamentalists’ unfounded opinion about blastocystic stem cell research is hindering the physical health of our nation.
“Only a lack of knowledge and stubbornness could cause someone to oppose this science and fight to withhold funding for research that offers such potential to help humanity,” says Perry. “In my book, I will address the lack of knowledge with factual information provided from the experts I have interviewed. Many people who oppose the research do not know why they believe what they believe because they have been programmed by religious leaders to think a certain way. I will take modern-day Christianity back to its original roots in order to challenge the limited mindset that stems from organized religion and show how it does not belong in government.”

The book is set to be released by Nightengale Press in October 2007. To preorder your copy now, go to http://www.nightengalepress.com/ . For more information about the book see http://www.right2recover.com/ or contact Valerie Connelly at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ .to review a galley copy.

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Schemes Exposed, Truth Revealed in a Controversial New Book on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

A New Book by Nashville Author—Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America—is Nearly as Controversial as the Research Topic it Covers.

Nashville, TN -- In October 2007, America will have a chance to learn the truth about embryonic stem cell research and the schemes used by ultra conservative religious right groups to sidetrack federal funding for blastocystic (embryonic) stem cell research. After eight months of intensive research and interviews with experts in the field, Nashville-based author and freelance writer, Yvonne Perry, has finalized her manuscript for Right to Recover, Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America.

The label “embryonic” is misleading because it conjures images of a fish-looking body swimming in a Petri dish. The clump of cells in the lab dish is called a blastocyst. Using this term is correct and it does not give false ideas about what the science is and what it does. It does not kill babies as some religious groups have alleged.

By vetoing The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, President Bush ignored the wishes of 70 percent of Americans who agree that research should be allowed on blastocysts leftover from couples seeking assistance with fertility regardless of the date they are created. President Bush and many ultra-conservative right-wing religious groups adamantly oppose blastocystic stem cell research due to their erroneous belief that a human life is destroyed in the process. They have used this theory and their religious power to convince people that multipotent (adult) stem cells have the same characteristics and abilities as totipotent and pluripotent (embryonic) stem cells.

“There are groups who want everyone to believe that blastocyst stem cells have less potential than adult stem cells and those found in amniotic fluid or umbilical cord blood. The opposite is more likely to be true since the cells found in blastocysts have not differentiated or established themselves as a certain type of cell,” says Perry. “However, since research using these cells has not been given equal opportunity with financial and political support, we are yet to see the outcome. Until the research has been tested and either approved or disapproved for general use and until human trials are conducted, the assumption that blastocyst stem cells have not presented any useful treatment is not valid.”

After distinguishing “people of faith” from the ultra-conservative “religious right,” Perry uses her own experience with religion to demonstrate the way fundamentalist religious leaders misuse their power to control congregations of people who honestly believe they are serving God by following mandates, dogma, and political opinions of their leaders who have not researched the science. With an entire chapter devoted to Bible verses, Reverend Dan Bloodworth gives support that stem cell research of any kind is of God, not against God. “According to John 1:3, ‘all things are created by God and without Him nothing has been created that was created,’” says Bloodworth. “The science of stem cell technology is created by God.”

Already, proponents for blastocyst stem cell research have put their seal of approval on Perry’s book. Don C. Reed (Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act), who provided editing and checking of facts says, “Yvonne Perry’s book enrages and inspires: it leaves you with the feeling that something must be done, that it can be done, and that it will be done—because we will do it. This book changes the equation.”

To preorder your copy now, go to http://www.nightengalepress.com/ . For more information about the book see http://www.right2recover.com/ or contact Valerie Connelly at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ to review a galley copy.

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