Skip to comments.Patricia Heaton, Sports Stars Rebut Michael J. Fox on Missouri Stem Cell Ad
Posted on 10/26/2006 12:27:10 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
Pro-life advocates in Missouri have prepared a response ad to one that actor Michael J. Fox has made in numerous states that contains misleading information about pro-life candidates and their views on stem cell research. The new ads feature St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and stars Jim Caviezel of "The Passion of Christ."
A new study by Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center finds embryonic stem cells cause tumors when inserted into rats that have Parkinson's.
As a result, patients like Fox would likely be killed or face severe problems if treated with embryonic stem cells.
(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...
Patricia's such a babe!
As Earl would say: "Karma".
Laura Schwartz, the smarmy 'Democratic Stragegist' made the bald-faced assertion the 'all scientits agree' that adult stem cells will not work as therapy.
I can't decide if it was just ignorance or outright lying.
There seems to be a lot of confusion among celebrities and athletes in regard to taking a stand on complex scientific, political, geo-political and economic issues.
So, I've divided the issues and advocates up into categories.
Talk show hosts
Football, baseball and soccer players
The insurance company lizard and other mascots
Relatives of famous people
Stand up comics
Easy listening radio station DJs
Actors grossing more than $100 mil in last three pictures
That weird looking kid who was in Jerry McGuire
Looks like she's sportin' TWO good guys.
The link below is an interesting one with interviews with Fox and Ali.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Causes Tumors, New Study Shows
by Steven Ertelt
October 23, 2006
Rochester, NY (LifeNews.com) -- Scientists working with embryonic stem cell research on animals reconfirmed what pro-life advocates have been saying for years about it. Researcher Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center said injecting embryonic stem cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease would cause tumors.
Goldman's research team has been injecting the controversial cells into rats that have the disease and the cells turned into tumors afterwards.
The scientists explained their findings in an article in the latest issue of Nature Medicine. They said the embryonic stem cell injections helped some of the rats but some of the cells started growing in a manner that would eventually lead to a tumor. "The behavioral data validate the utility of the approach. But it also raises a cautionary flag and says we are not ready for prime time yet," Goldman told the Washington Post.
He conceded that considerably more research would need to be done to determine whether the tumor problems could ever be overcome. Parkinson's is a disease where dopamine-releasing cells in the brain die out, which leads to muscle dysfunction and can eventually cause paralysis. The goal of stem cell research in Parkinson's is to replace the dead cells with stem cells that form into new dopamine cells. Goldman's team used human embryonic stem cells obtained by killing days-old unborn children that were grown in a special chemical used to coax them into becoming brain cells.
The team killed the rats before they could determine that the tumors that appeared to be growing actually finished appearing and they said that any embryonic stem cell treatments on humans, which has never been tried, would have to be closely monitored. Some autopsies on the rats found tumors and that the embryonic stem cells began to grow uncontrollably rather than becoming the dopamine cells as intended. Another team led by Ole Isacson, a Harvard Medical School professor of neuroscience and neurology, published similar results earlier this month in the online journal Stem Cells and found that the embryonic stem cells also produced tumors.
Adult stem cells have not had the same problems and have been used successfully to treat dozens of diseases and conditions. But scientists have said they don't think embryonic stem cell research will lead to a cure for Parkinson's. University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor of Medicine Thomas Martin told Australian lawmakers recently that he did not think that embryonic stem cell research would even lead to cures for major diseases such as diabetes or Parkinson's.
Martin, an internationally recognized Fellow of the Royal Society, said the embryonic stem cells produced from human cloning would have the same problems.
The Wrong Tree Embryonic stem cells are not all that.
http://www.nationalreview.com/ ^ | May 13, 2004, 8:58 a.m. | Wesley J. Smith
Posted on 10/26/2006 7:32:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
May 13, 2004, 8:58 a.m. The Wrong Tree Embryonic stem cells are not all that.
By Wesley J. Smith
Once again the media are trumpeting the call among many in Congress, pushed by millions in Big Biotech lobbying money, for President Bush to reverse his decision to limit federal funding of embryonic-stem-cell research (ESCR) to those lines already in existence on August 9, 2001. Fronted this time by the grief-stricken Nancy Reagan, and boosted by Hollywood celebrities such as Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox, and Mary Tyler Moore, we are warned darkly, as a recent New York Times editorial put it, that the existing federal-funding restrictions "are so potentially damaging to medicine" that the administration is encountering opposition to its policy even among its "own conservative supporters."
We have heard this mantra many times before but repetition does not make it true. A great deal has been learned about the potential of regenerative medicine since President Bush reached his "compromise" decision ending the stem-cell debate of 2001. And indeed, perhaps the time has come for us to revisit this issue, albeit from a different angle than suggested by ESCR boosters. Perhaps the problem with the Bush plan isn't that it provides too little federal money for ESCR, but too much at least if our national goal is to find cures to diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and Parkinson's in the shortest period of time.
The media is so excited about the supposed potential of embryonic stem cells that it gives far too little attention to the many and serious problems associated with this potential source of regenerative medicine. Listening to the hype, one might think that ESCR is on the verge of tremendous success. But the hard truth is that it does not appear likely that embryonic stem cells will soon become the panacea that fervid supporters of the research often claim. For example:
In animal studies, embryonic-stem-cell treatments have been found to cause tumors. In one mouse study involving an attempt to treat Parkinson's-type symptoms, more than 20 percent of the mice died from brain tumors this despite researchers reducing the number of cells administered from the usual 100,000 to 1,000.
Tissue rejection is another major hurdle to the use of embryonic stem cells in medical treatments. This is why ESCR is known as the gateway to human cloning, since one proposed way out of this potential dilemma is to create cloned embryos of patients being treated as a source of stem cells, a process known as "therapeutic cloning." Not coincidentally, many of the same proponents who are now urging increased funding for ESCR also advocate that we legalize and publicly fund therapeutic-cloning research, which many find immoral because it creates cloned human life for the sole purpose of experimentation and destruction.
Besides being immoral, therapeutic cloning also looks to be wildly impractical. For example, a recent report published by the National Academy of Sciences warned that it could cost in the neighborhood of $200,000 just to pay for the human eggs to derive one cloned human embryonic-stem-cell line.
The above is an excerpt. Please go to the full thread for an excellent rebuttal to Fox and the other lying liberals:
What the Heck Is Jim Caveziel Saying in That Video? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
The Corner can end all suspense and officially confirm that in the commericial airing in St. Louis tonight Jim Caveziel says in Aramaic, "You betray me with a kiss." (Which is what a few readers, including one Aramaic student told The Corner last night.) As one source working to defeat Amendment 2 in Missouri explains (and if you've read Yuval Levin, our editorial, or any of my pieces on the issue you know this already): "It refers to the promises made on page one of the amendment that are betrayed on page 5. On page one Amendment 2 promises to ban human cloning and this is betrayed on page 5 where human cloning is enshrined in the Missouri constitution."
Great commercial. Everyone should see this.
Missouri, don't be fooled like California where six BILLION dollars of taxpayers' money was approved to fund voodoo science that is really just another route toward state-supported abortion.
These people need to be stopped dead in their tracks --- Now not Later !!!!!
Vote: NO on Amendment 2
"...the real goal of their SCNT research is to work out the difficulties regarding cloning an embryo, then a fetus, then a human being for the purpose of harvesting body parts..."
Think we're getting closer to the end of the end times?
As I understand it, the success with stem cells is with adult stem cells, such as those taken from cord blood, and embryonic stem cells have not been useful because they tend to mutate.
That is exactly what they know and it is even true with this SCNT research. But they suspect that this SCNT research is the doorway to "eternal life" --- Let's see if Missourians will wake up and wise up for God's sake !!!!
Vote: NO on Amendment 2
That Patricia babe rocks. Hooray for her for fighting so courageously.
I chose a more modest photo. Patricia IS a babe, talented, and it appears she thinks well on political and social issues. Maybe we can engage her and have another Bo Derek for our side. Conservative babes always are better looking than "theirs", so let's get 'em to join for their ideas and input as well as the eye candy.
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