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In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 17, 2011 at 9:42 am


Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2011;111(2 Suppl 2):72-6.

[Transplantation of mesenchymal

stem cells in multiple sclerosis].


To assess safety and tolerability of treatment with autologic multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in multiple sclerosis (MS), we have obtained autologic red bone marrow-derived MSC from 8 patients. Proliferation, immunophenotype and caryotype of MSC, their sterility, the absence of hemopoetic cells, chromosomal aberrations and signs of aging were controlled during the cell growth. The inverse injection of MSC in patient’s blood was conducted in accordance to the elaborated protocol in a short intravenous infusion in dose 2.0 x 10(6)/kg of body mass once in 30 days.

  • The duration of treatment was from 4 to 8 months.
  • The efficacy of treatment was assessed after 4, 8 and 12 months.
  • All patients tolerated repeated intravenous infusions of autologic MSC well with no significant side-effects as in the early as well in the remote periods of treatment.
  • The distinct positive effect was seen in some cases 2 months after the beginning of treatment.
  • The improvement of 0.5 point on EDSS was seen in 5/8 patients after 4 months.
  • After 12 months, the improvement of 0.5-1 point on EDSS was seen in 6/8, stabilization in 1/8, progression in 1/8.
  • These results revealed the safety of the elaborated protocol of treatment and the moderate clinical efficacy of treatment in non-curable patients or those with poor response to treatment that suggested continuing the study and enrollment of new patients.

WAKE UP! You have already wasted $3 Billion + 6 years with ZERO treatments!

In CATCH UP! on November 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Waking up from a long sleep (you):

Your eyes open, you stretch your arms to the ceiling, rub sleep out of your eyes, look around, the smell of coffee hits your nose, you run a clawed hand through your tousled bed head…these are your waking up moments.  We know them, they are clear.

Waking up from a long sleep (USA):

Here are some other waking up moments in the world of “Stem Cells in the USA” that should be as clear but for some reason are not.

1.  While there are hundreds of ADULT stem cell treatments available around the world today; California works on producing Stem Cell Treatments from Embryonic stem cells with $3 BILLION dollars over the course of 6 years and produces ZERO treatments.

2.  California asks for another $3 BILLION dollars while scientists (as quoted from THIS article) all realize: “marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…”

3.  Embryonic stem cells can cause cysts and tumors that can become cancerous and require immunosuppressive drugs but US scientists are trying to turn them into disease fighting products (while other safer alternatives with a long history of success are available).  What is a good incendiary offensive analogy?  Hmmm…something very powerful that can be used to do something other than what they are biologically intended for.  How about this…Guns!  Guns are powerful and they also can be used as…toys for children.  They promote healthy bones and muscle development because they weigh a lot and they are virtually indestructible so they can be passed down generation to generation, child to grand child.  Sorry guys, for my money, child’s health and just cause it makes sense; I’ll stick with Tonka and Playstation. [wow, controversial statement.  That statement is like using a shotgun as a flyswatter…wait! damn.  Shotgun for a flyswatter…that IS the perfect analogy for embryonic stem cells!]

4.  But they are waking up…Medical tourism in the USA is a huge industry.  Patients are fleeing sub-standard medical care in the USA for other countries with both better health care and available ADULT stem cell and cancer treatments that the USA will not even looking at much less making available to her dying patients.  Sub standard? Yes…

the world health organization ranks the quality of US health care at 37th out of 190 countries!!! Our health care is worse than Portugal, Columbia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Morocco and Dominica…and only slightly better than Slovenia and CUba! http:…//www.photius.com/rankings/h ealthranks.html

We are ranked 24th in life expectancy, ranked 23rd in doctors per 1,000 people and yet we spend more on health than any place in the world except for a tiny island with 64,000 people (basically, they built a hospital and that skewed the numbers) and lastly our infant mortality is 7 infants <1 yr old per 1,000 which ranks us equal to these meccas of health care – South Korea, Guamv Lithuania, Croatia and Cuba.


There are safe and effective adult stem cell and cancer treatments available today around the world at ~$25-35 grand per.  Ask me, I’ll tell you where, free of charge.

The US spent $3 Bil and 6 years and will spend $3 Bil more and X more years with no beneficial results.  What’s the definition of insanity again?  Doing the same thing over and over despite the results not changing?

They will kill hundreds or thousands in embryonic stem cell clinical trials through direct application or just because they are giving people hope in a trial with a product that does not work and not even treating 1/2 to 2/3 of the patients in the trial and worse; misdirecting them by sending them down a path with no cure when the alternate path (adult stem cells) already exists,  treats and benefits over 130+ diseases.

But there is something fairly positive that happened here.  I believe this is the FIRST time anywhere in any MAJOR US media source that they actually admitted that – treatments from Embryonic Stem Cells are NOT the miracle cure waiting JUST AROUND THE CORNER (as they have been screaming from the rooftops for over half a decade):

“marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…”

Wow, I’m glad you are finally changing your story to face reality.  SO what’s the rough math?  Let’s see, $3 billion every 6 years, “decades” is probably 50 years but at least 20 years, that’s at least 3 times $3 billion =

20 years plus $9 billion to build a better [WORSE!] “shotgun flyswatter”.

So I guess the question is:

Do you want our country to spend $9 billion dollars more and wait 20 years more, for a total of $12 billion and a quarter century, with people dying every day from diseases considered incurable in the USA when there is something better and safer, with none of the side effects, none of the controversy, none of problems, that you can get right now?  Think before you answer.

Your life and the life of your loved one may depend on it!

Take care people!

“If you can’t be healthy; please, be smart about your health!”


State’s stem cell agency seeks more time, money

After six years, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has faced questions about leaders’ pay and the lack of medical breakthroughs. But its chairman plans to ask voters for another $3 billion in bonds.

By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times

November 22, 2010

When millionaire Silicon Valley real estate developer Bob Klein launched his ballot drive to create a $3-billion state fund for stem-cell research in 2004, he pitched it as a way of taking politics out of science and focusing on cures. One particularly heartbreaking campaign ad showed former big screen Superman Christopher Reeve paralyzed in a wheelchair, struggling for breath and imploring California voters to “stand up for those who can’t.”

Next month, Klein’s six-year term as chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine expires. Under his stewardship, the agency has funded research leading to hundreds of scientific papers, but scientists say marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…

via State government: The state’s stem cell agency seeks more time, money – latimes.com.

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