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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What is on the horizon for stem cell research?

Matt Nilsen of “My Parkinson's Info” (www.MyParkinsonsInfo.com) asked for “What do you see on the stem cell horizon?” to which Rayilyn Brown, Board Member for Arizona Chapter National Parkinson's Foundation, replied:

Dear Matt,

The future of stem cell research is uncertain for three reasons:

  • The Bush administration's opposition to embryonic stem cell research
  • The loss of research time since his 2001 ban on federal funding of blastocysts created after August 9, 2001, and
  • Two vetoes of stem cell bills passed by Congress.

The stem cell war currently rages in the states with opposition stalling CA Prop 71 of 2004 and 2006 Missouri Amendment 2, while some states like Massachusetts and Illinois are very slowly making gains. However no one believes there will be any through adult or embryonic research for persons with Parkinson’s. A few people have gone to China and report anecdotal results from adult stem cells.

Right now the cutting edge treatment for Parkinson’s is Deep Brain Stimulation, a treatment Yvonne Perry mentions in her book RIGHT TO RECOVER Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America (www.right2recover.com). Her book is very comprehensive, but as she has said it is impossible to keep current on these issues. Everyone should read her book.

2 comments:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Yvonne:
As always, I wish you the best in your fight for a better understanding of stem cell research and the diseases it is destined to cure. And thank you for you blog chain idea.
Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Award-winning novelist and poet
www.carolynhoward-johnson.com

Amanda McCurley said...

This is an incredibly important issue for all voters and policy makers. Unfortunately it is overshadowed by Iraq. Ironically, some of the research done could be used to help some of the wounded soldiers coming home. We as responsible citizens need to educate our leaders and make our voices heard.

Amanda McCurley
http://fireofsorrow.blogspot.com/