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To: Dutchgirl
May God bless the efforts of adult stem cell researchers. This is truly an amazing article.
5 posted on 06/04/2009 6:34:11 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real; Dutchgirl
May God bless the efforts of adult stem cell researchers. This is truly an amazing article.

Amen to that, and thanks for the thread, Dutchgirl!

Here's another link, same subject, with a link to the journal abstract where the study appeared...

Can Sight Be Restored With Stem Cells Grown on Contact Lenses?

My only beef with the article is that the fact adult stem cells were used isn't acknowledged.

12 posted on 06/04/2009 6:50:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: so_real
Once again, these are not just "adult" stem cell results, they are autologous stem cells, i.e., using the patient's own cells reverted to stem form. This completely avoids histocompatibility issues since it's literally helping the body to heal itself.

Injecting foreign tissues into one's body, be they of adult or embryonic origin, just isn't "natural". It's a measure of how much the abortion agenda has taken control of the MSM-reported debate over stem-cells that the key issue of autologous vs. everything else still goes widely unreported and unnoticed by the general public.

The pro-life movement would do well to focus the real debate on this point rather than characterizing this as embryionic vs. adult stem cells. "We want to help your body heal itself" has no rebuttal. Look at the literature. All of the real stem-cell results involve autologous stems, so there's no need to fall into the abortion trap in debating this issue.

14 posted on 06/04/2009 6:53:41 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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