The Real Cost of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Research Press Release

I released this press release on the Real Cost of Embryonic Stem Cell Research earlier this week and I just wanted to make sure you all saw it- the title was this:
Repair Stem Cell Institute Warns About Real Cost of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

RSCI’s Chairman expressed his concern that since few people can afford to travel outside the country for medical treatments, America needs to put more focus on approving ultra safe adult stem cell treatments to alleviate the suffering of millions diagnosed with so-called untreatable diseases.

Don Margolis, founder of the world’s first stem cell treatment company and chairman of the Repair Stem Cell Institute, today issued a statement which took strong exception to Washington’s emphasis on embryonic stem cells over both Repair (Adult) Stem Cells and induced Pluripotent stem cells (iPS).

Margolis said, “This leads to one key question which no one in America seems to ask: Why is the FDA, which indiscriminately rushes unproven deadly drugs to AIDS patients, forbidding six million dying heart patients access to long-proven SAFE stem cell therapy?” Is it because heart patients don’t count in politics while AIDS patients do? Or is there another reason why they allow drugs such as Vioxx and forbid risk-free stem cells?

Adult Stem Cells- Improving Lives Now

Margolis added that Repair Stems Cells are right now, every week, improving dozens and dozens of lives all over the world. He emphasized that “Patients stricken with disabling diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, ataxia, autism, COPD, emphysema, Crohn’s, and optic nerve disorders, among 100+ other conditions, are receiving successful stem cell treatments today on every continent but North America!”

“When the President lifted the partial ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research stem cell research, he did not mention that Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC) have never worked on humans or animals and never will,” Margolis said. “He also didn’t mention that Embryonic Stem Cells, when injected into your body, can cause deadly tumors as they have in thousands of lab animals.”

Mr. Margolis pointed out that just five days before the ESC announcement, Dr. Bernadine Healy, former director of the National Institutes of Health, published an article in U.S. News & World Report which states, “To date, most of the stem cell triumphs that the public hears about involve the infusion of adult stem cells.” Healy concluded that “during the first six weeks of Obama’s term, several events reinforced the notion that embryonic stem cells . . . are obsolete.”

That was the “meat and potatoes of it, but there is more if you want—

Click here for the rest of this stem cell press release

Leave a comment and tell me what you think about  the press release- was I too soft?  Too hard?  Did I hit the nail on the head?  Let me know as I am already working on the next press release and want to get a feel for what you all are thinking.

from Don Margolis

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