LIES & MISDIRECTION
There are HUGE problems with this article. In no particular order…
IT’s A LIE!
The title of the article is a bold faced, straight up LIE. “First patient to get stem cell therapy is identified”. For the record, ADULT stem cells have safely and effectively treated tens of thousands of patients to date (SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY!), some with their own stem cells from their own bone marrow or fat tissue, some with stem cells from umbilical cords, etc. In fact, bone marrow transplants have been used for about 40 years. If you want to consider this a “stem cell therapy” then you should consider BMT’s a “stem cell therapy” also which adds thousands more to the tally.
Embryonic stem cells have been known to cause cysts and tumors that can become cancer. Embryonic stem cells require immunosuppressiv drugs. But wait a second folks! this isn’t even embryonic stem cell therapy….cue the magician!
This is A DRUG MADE FROM EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS! Why make drugs from embryonic stem cells when YOUR OWN adult stem cells can fix you? It’s about the money folk,s the cash, the profit margins. Here’s a more detailed explanation – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/why-no-stem-cells-in-the-us/
Let’s not get too excited too soon…drugs have been known to have side effects. At this stage, they are merely testing for safety. If it is deemed safe or should I say: “safe” (and nobody turns on their TV to see the drug commercials with their allowable side effects followed by the commercials by the lawyers suing drug companies for heart, attack, death, stroke, and ED.) then perhaps one day you can get some at a drug store near you. Lucky you!
What’s with all the secrecy? Secret teams? secret training? secret volunteer? secret results? When there is this much secrecy shrouding a medical treatment, watch out! One of 2 things is happening. This is a huge marketing ploy to generate hype so the most insignificant information released will be heralded with fanfare OR something is going to be hidden. Bank on it!
Or perhaps Geron, who is not mentioned until halfway down the page, finally got tired of announcing HUGE MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH WITH EMBRYONIC STEM CELL TREATMENTS for 6 years in a row only to end up with egg on their face when nothing panned out, nobody got healed, nothing worked as well as adult stem cells. Of course, they were able to artificially pump up their stock with every announcement so: “while nobody got any closer to getting healed, the execs made a killing and the shareholders got screwed.” For more on Geron, scroll down to the list of articles at the bottom of this one- https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/fda-oks-first-embryonic-stem-cell-research-trial-on-humans-despite-concerns/
First patient to get stem cell therapy comes forward
In the six months since scientists announced they had infused a drug made from human embryonic stem cells into a partially paralyzed patient’s spine, the identity of the recipient has been shrouded in secrecy.
Recently, rumors began circulating in Internet chat rooms that details about the closely guarded experiment were finally about to be revealed.
Now, a 21-year-old Alabama nursing student who was paralyzed from the chest down in a car crash in September has come forward to identify himself as the volunteer.
“I was the first patient,” Timothy J. Atchison of Chatom, Ala., said in a telephone interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday evening. “I’m doing well.”….