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    British Scientists: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Cures "Years Away" If Ever

    British Scientists: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Cures "Years Away" If Ever

    London, England ( -- Two leading British scientists say that any potential cures from embryonic stem cell research are many years away, if they ever occur. They said that some of the hoopla created by the media and lawmakers who want to fund the controversial research has distorted the public view of it.

    Professor Colin McGuckin, a specialist in regenerative medicine at the UK's Newcastle University, says the potential for embryonic stem cell research to cure diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease had been exaggerated.

    "What we're going to see is one or two patients being helped in some way and people are going to hail it as the end of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's," McGuckin told CNN.

    "But it's going to be a slow process. We hear an awful lot of hype about what stem cells can do but in reality there's still a lot of work to do," he added.

    McGuckin said that it was more likely that stem cell research would have a beneficial effect for those suffering from disorders affecting major organs, such as those with heart or liver disease. Adult stem cells have already shown some progress in those areas.

    He also told CNN that money for science is being mismanaged and that more funds are needed to tackle basic problems rather than for speculative fields like embryonic stem cell research.

    "The thing that kills lots of people in the Third World is infection -- and putting millions into stem cell research isn't necessarily going to help us treat infectious diseases which kill millions of people," McGuckin said.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Stephen Minger, Director of the Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at King's College in London, told CNN that considerably more "fundamental research" is needed before embryonic stem cells are ever close to actually helping patients.

    "We don't want to create false expectations that these therapies are just around the corner," he explained.

    gotta love the ignorance the looney left.....completely delicious!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    well at least we know Bush knows how to veto something.

    of course it comes with a science related bill

    what a loser
    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti

    all this really comes down to is if there is a science issue, rest assured Bush will be on the wrong side of it. He's allergic to science.
    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    moses here's a quick rule of thumb if it's science related rest assured whatever Bush believes is completely wrong.

    you want proof of stem cell research how about proof that George Bush knows anything about science? The man's science track record is pitiful

    He's the guy in class you look at his paper to see what he picked and immediately cross that choice out.
    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    adult stem cells isn't the same s--t

    no one wants that crap

    they are the schwag of stem cells - seeds and stems

    embryonic cells are like hydroponic ak-47 - the good stuff


    ps - Bush is always wrong about science - i don't even need to do research if bush believes it, ill confidently back the opposing view. His scientific track record is that poor.

    wonder if the lame-stream-media will cover this story with the same glory they covered the vetoed bill.....
    Last edited by Come Back to NY; 08-01-2006 at 07:55 PM.


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