Adult Stem Cell Awareness

November 13, 2009

Event: Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness — chelseaz @ 10:19 pm

ASCSMLTomorrow I’ll be heading to Family Research Council’s Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life Education & Awareness Campaign premier in Kansas City.

Sadly, when most people think of stem cells they only think of those that come from embryos. They even think ESCs have been successful in producing some treatments or cures. However, only adult stem cells are now saving lives and offering real hope to patients with Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemias, Lymphomas, Heart Damage, Juvenile Diabetes, Spinal Cord Injury, Sickle Cell Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and dozens of other diseases. The FRC event will showcase patient testimonies and a community website that will offer hope to patients and families seeking new treatments. Here is an article about the event from the Catholic News Agency.

I try to keep track of all the ASC successes that I can on this blog. Unfortunately, I get caught up with so many other things that I don’t get around to updates very often – and there’s always a LOT of updating to do! After a quick search through my Google Alerts of the past two weeks here’s some of the latest:
Adult stem cells increased mobility for spinal cord injury patients
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘feeling great’ after stem-cell treatment on hand (I couldn’t find a story explaining where the stem cells came from, but they are adult)
Experimental Stem Cell Therapy Raises Hope for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Cell therapy for ulcers
First Use Of Antibody And Stem Cell Transplantation To Successfully Treat Advanced Leukemia
Gene and blood Stem Cell Therapy Technique Slows Brain Disease ALD
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice

If you aren’t going to the event tomorrow please browse our archives and read about some of the amazing things that have been done in this ethical field of stem cell research!

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