“ADULT” Stem cell successes go unreported
Charlie Butts and Marty Cooper – OneNewsNow – 9/5/2009 4:10:00 AM
Medical Research – The Culture and Media Institute believes the media is biased in favor of research on human embryos, but that there is scant coverage of successful work with adult stem cells.
CMI’s Colleen Raezler says the media is playing upon emotions in its promotion of embryonic stem-cell research. “Reporter after reporter keeps touting the line that scientists believe that by turning embryonic stem cells into cells damaged by injury or disease, they can treat or even cure everything from spine cord injuries to Alzheimer’s disease to diabetes,” she notes.
She contends the media fails to mention that such research has proven nothing and has been scientifically ineffective.
Colleen Raezler”And they’re also ignoring the fact that adult stem-cell research has provided 73 different breakthroughs to help people with spinal cord injuries, with Alzheimer’s disease, with Parkinson’s, and with diabetes,” Raezler adds.
The CMI spokeswoman points out that adult stem cells can be taken from hair, skin, and fat and do not involve killing a tiny human being. Those successes, she laments, are not being reported in the media and should be.