Stem Cell Research Scoreboard

There has been a lot of articles that have attempted to illustrate the appalling disparity between adult stem cell and Embryonic Stem Cell research. For those who scoff, I submit for you edification, the following list compiled from Do No Harm. Not only do they have the comprehensive list, they have exhaustive citations that prove their research.

President Obama: even if you don’t respect the moral objections of Embryonic Stem Cell research, why would you be willing to sink billions of dollars into non-productive research? Oh – and about your commencement remarks last May? Please take a look at #27 on the left hand column. The really, really long one. Yeah, that’s it. The Adult Stem cell list.

In very interesting news, it seems that liposuction may actually provide the best source for stem cells. No need to ensure a steady supply of aborted tissue for the embryonic stem cell research industry. Planned Parenthood is going to have to find another justification for thousands of abortions performed annually in the United States. Science is no longer a rationale…if it ever was to a person with the slightest exposure to ethics.

Without further ado, the list:

Adult Stem Cells (73 Successful Trials)
  • Cancers:
    • Brain Cancer
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
    • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Cancer of the lymph nodes
    • Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Myelodysplasia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Various Solid Tumors
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Ewing’s Sarcoma
    • Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
    • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
    • POEMS syndrome
    • Myelofibrosis
  • Auto-Immune Diseases
    • Diabetes Type I (Juvenile)
    • Systemic Lupus
    • Sjogren’s Syndrome
    • Myasthenia
    • AutoimmuneCytopenia
    • Scleromyxedema
    • Scleroderma
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Behcet’s Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Juvenile Arthritis
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Polychondritis
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Alopecia Universalis
    • Buerger’s Disease
  • Cardiovascular
    • Acute Heart Damage
    • Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ocular
    • Corneal regeneration
  • Immunodeficiencies
    • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    • X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
    • X-linked Hyper immunoglobulin M Syndrome
  • Neural Degenerative Diseases and Injuries
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke Damage
  • Anemias and Other Blood Conditions
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
    • Sideroblastic Anemia
    • Aplastic Anemia
    • Red Cell Aplasia
    • Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
    • Thalassemia
    • Primary Amyloidosis
    • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
    • Fanconi’s Anemia
    • Chronic Epstein-Barr Infection
  • Wounds and Injuries
    • Limb Gangrene
    • Surface Wound Healing
    • Jawbone Replacement
    • Skull Bone Repair
  • Other Metabolic Disorders
    • Hurler’s Syndrome
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Krabbe Leukodystrophy
    • Osteopetrosis
    • Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Liver Disease
    • Chronic Liver Failure
    • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Bladder Disease
    • End-Stage Bladder Disease
  • Embryonic Stem Cells
  • None. Nada. Zip.


  3 comments for “Stem Cell Research Scoreboard

  1. don
    March 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Educate yourself before you form an opinion….

    March 9th, 2010

    Dr. George Daley: Stem Cell Research

    It’s been one year since President Barack Obama lifted the Bush era’s eight-year ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Read excerpts from producer Susan Goldstein’s and correspondent Betty Rollin’s recent interview about ethical guidelines, current research, and the limitations of Obama’s policy with Dr. George Daley of Children’s Hospital Boston, where a new web site is now available on the state of stem cell research.

    Maybe the church should resolve their own issues first.

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    • The Citizen
      March 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

      Don, you need the education. I have done the research AND provided proof. More then seventy successful trials using adult stem cells. None using embryonic stem cells. My opinion is backed by success. Yours is backed by vapor and invective.

      The sources you have selected to prove your points are intellectually unsound. This indicates your intellectual naiveté – at best. Dr. Daley stands to reap millions – perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars – from government handouts for embryonic stem cell research. This translates to nicer websites, new labs, more grant money, more grad students, perhaps more university buildings…all this largess with no expectations for results. After all, Dr. Daley is really engaged in basic research; usable results are optional. The fact the some of the best minds in Europe have been unable to produce anything more then tumors using embryonic stem cells should prove my argument. I can understand how you might be fooled by an academic site, but Geron? A for-profit corporation? Really? Oh my, Don. This organization has burned through a lot of money, the stock is worth five bucks and change, and they need some cash infusion desperately. A prime candidate for 'stimulus' money, I am sure. That's just foolish.

      Of course, your intellectual credentials are established by your off-topic attack on the Church. It is indicative, Don. When liberals cannot argue on merit, they engage in hateful non-topical attacks. It diverts attention from their lack of a coherent thesis. You are a classic example of that tactic. The sex abuse scandal is painful to all Catholics. Many of us are outraged by this betrayal by priests who have forsaken their vows – and those who tried to conceal their sins. I can only pray that the Church finally purges these men from our ranks, cleans the corruption form this wound in our Church, and allow true healing to begin. That you would use it as a platform of your attack on stem cell research indicates that you too need prayer.

      I almost never delete comments from people who disagree with me – though yours is on the cusp between educational and illustrative of faulty logic and comments that have no merit. So I let yours through. While this is my forum, a dialog on sensitive issues can be of value. If you have something of merit to contribute, I would be interesting in reading it. If you are going to be disrespectful in my 'house' you will no longer be welcome.

    • The Citizen
      March 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Readers –

      I told Don he was a guest. After a second comment, he is no longer a welcome guest. Instead of evidence, he spouted invective, abuse, derogatory remarks, and links quickly cut and pasted from a google search….I am a history teacher Don, my students pull that foolishness all the time.

      Every one of the sources are articles discussing what these universities, research centers, and private companies are GOING to do with government money….proving MY point, Don. You seemed to miss the boat on the fact that the embryonic stem cell research I was referring to was 'the best minds IN EUROPE' …. as in Europe, a place not being the United States. They have been destroying children in the womb and experimenting with their remains all along. And produced nothing. Either you ignored my argument or didn't understand it.

      And – of course – there was a healthy dose of anti-Catholic prejudice. I am willing to accept that – once. I won't run your comment due to it's disrespectful tone towards the host (that would be me) and my Church. Charity and tolerance does not extend to being charitable or tolerating offensive louts.

      The welcome mat is pulled, Don. Go back to the Daily Kos.

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