Friday, December 23, 2005

Stem Cell Advocacy Group Revokes Global Achievement...

"The derivation of patient matched stem cell lines still holds great promise to those suffering from diabetes, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's and a host of other afflictions for which no cure is yet known. Stem cell research will surely advance, thanks to the efforts of many dedicated scientists throughout the world who realize that science and ethics are inseparable.'"

It's quite the modern conundrum -- how to do an unethical thing, umm, ethically..... I sympathize with the Professor in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: what are they teaching in schools these days?!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

President Signs "Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005"

Thank you all for putting actual Cures before empty Promises!

A TRUE Victory for Cures!

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) will attend a bill signing ceremony at the White House tomorrow as President Bush signs Smith's Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 (HR 2520) into law.

A getting a White House signing ceremony too! Good job! I'm thankful that the democrats dropped the posturing that would have blocked this extremely important bill that will save lives.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

O how the mighty have fallen...

Seoul National University began publicly investigating stem cell pioneer Hwang Woo Suk over the weekend, sealing his office, securing cells and questioning him.
Hwang Woo Suk fielded questions from the media last week.

Hwang has acknowledged "fatal errors" in a May research paper that claimed the creation of 11 new lines, or colonies, of cloned embryonic stem cells. And he asked the journal Science to retract the study.

But he denied charges made by a study co-author, Roh Sung-il of MizMedi Hospital, that nine of the 11 lines were fakes.