Obama actually did something I agree with. I KNOW!!! Now just stave off all your fainting spells and read…
He lifted the ban on stem-cell research. I support stem-cell research and no matter what anybody says, the cells do not have to come from aborted babies. There are stem cells in the umbilical cord blood of every newborn baby. The research so far is amazing. Stem-cells are the building blocks of every part of the human body. This could potentially lead to cures for cancer, leukemia, kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, AIDS….so many terrible diseases. And it could help the paralyzed regenerate the nerve cells needed for them regain their mobility. This is a good thing.
Instead of needing an artificial heart or donor heart, you could potentially have your very own brand new heart grown for you in a lab. Need a new kidney? Use stem-cells to grow a new one. Honestly this is awesome. And the best part, or so the scientists believe, is that there would be no need for anti-rejection drugs because the organ would be grown to mimic your own tissue. Your body would see it as yours and not an alien invader.
This is fantastic! I cannot wait until we start to see some real results. And hopefully, the drug companies and special interest groups will keep their grubby little hands off of this and just let it evolve naturally. OK, so I have some altruistic hopes there, but, hey I can still dream….