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Stem Cell Hope

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Alice Park, senior science writer at Time magazine, talks about the history and future of stem cell research, and the medical advances it makes possible. The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives introduces the cutting-edge science and how it is revolutionizing medicine and changing the way we think about and treat disease.

Guests:

Alice Park

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Comments [14]

Flat earth former Congressman Dickey are the rule not the exception in many of the southern states. Jay Dickey, Henry Hyde and other like minded christians believe
the earth is 5000 years old. Years of christian brain washing have rendered them unable to make scientific decision because jesus wouldn’t approve.

Jun. 15 2011 04:05 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Well, I listened to Tom Ashbrook's show two nights ago and the scientist said that they had taken blood stem cells from someone who was immune to AIDS by a mutation, and when they were put into this man, he developed a blood system without AIDS and immune to AIDS. The problem was how to apply this to other people, and there was a problem, but it's a new general line of experimentation in AIDS research.

Jun. 08 2011 01:52 PM
Dan from NYC

@ Ed. The curing of Berlin Patient 2 has too many variables to be considered a cure for AIDS based on stem cell therapy. The multiple variables of the case need to be explored in depth to discover the role the stem-cells played and whether or not other factors such as the extensive chemo therapy, the many years on retro-viral meds etc allowed for the stem cells to take.

http://nymag.com/health/features/aids-cure-2011-6/

Jun. 08 2011 01:12 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The ethical problem still rests on when human life begins. If we assume, for a moment, that human life begins at conception, then removing the stem cells from an embryo, even if unwanted, is to remove cells from a living human being and so killing it. And direct killing of a human being is a grave evil. So it still depends only on when human life begins.

Jun. 08 2011 01:02 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Very interesting interview with a very knowledgeable guest. Please ask her back.

Jun. 08 2011 12:46 PM
Ed from Larchmont

IVF itself is a terrible thing - conceived human beings just discarded.

Jun. 08 2011 12:39 PM
Ed from Larchmont

They allowed the lines already in existence.

Jun. 08 2011 12:36 PM
Ed from Larchmont

They should just be allowed to decay, because they should never have been brought into existence in the first place. But we can't do medical experiments on them.

Jun. 08 2011 12:31 PM
Ed from Larchmont

But they are following the general idea to work on AIDS treatments.

Jun. 08 2011 12:24 PM
PD from NYC

EVC from B'klyn
Is any stem cell work being done on macular degeneration?

Yes!!!

http://investorstemcell.com/featured/advanced-cell-technology-inc-is-the-best-kept-secret-on-wallstreet/

Jun. 08 2011 12:18 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Please talk about adult stem cell research, where research has really moved forward.

Jun. 08 2011 12:17 PM
EVC from B'klyn

Is any stem cell work being done on macular degeneration?

Jun. 08 2011 12:16 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Why would you want to turn it into an embryonic stem cell? Why not turn it into a cell that you need?

Jun. 08 2011 12:12 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It's interesting that the one man in Germany who was cured of AIDS was cured by adult stem cell therapy, which is so promising and has cured many people already. (Embryonic stem cell therapy has cured no one, thought killed a few people with tumors.)

Jun. 08 2011 08:09 AM

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