Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Stem cells that work

This report in today's Sydney Morning Herald has some seriously promising results on the use of stem cells to help repair the hearts of sick human beings.

Note, however, that the stem cells concerned are taken from adults. They are not embryonic stem cells; they come from the bone marrow of the patients with the heart problems.

For all the hoop-la and over-hype surrounding embryonic stem-cells, there have been no similar research breakthroughs with the cells taken from unborn babies (which also, up until now, has involved the death of those babies).

1 comment:

Marion said...

Gordon, maybe we live in similar times to Wilberforce. He was angered and saddened by the corruption of his society that treated human life as trivial.