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"Landmark" stem cell development for a PD cure.

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good news: "Still, the demand for therapeutic cloning may be less now than it was a decade ago because scientists can now use adult skin cells to create a stem cell very similar to embryonic cells, but without the need for embryos. These are called induced pluripotent stem cells. The induced cells also sidestep the ethical issues of embryonic stem cells, which are often created by destroying embryos."

Attempts to use either type of cell for therapy remain at the early stages of research, so it is not clear which will turn out to be better. So-called adult stem cells, taken from blood, fat or other parts of the body, are another possible option."


bad news: "A drawback of therapeutic cloning is that there might never be enough human eggs available to treat all patients, should the therapy ever work. Egg donors can suffer serious side effects from the powerful hormones needed to generate multiple eggs.

Dr. Mitalipov said the technique was efficient enough that one donation — which can include multiple eggs — would probably be enough to generate a stem cell line, even accounting for failures."

Edited by Luthersfaith

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My name is Steve Alten and I am a NY Times best-selling author diagnosed seven years ago with PD.


Today, a video was released that describes a new Parkinson's protocol that has been used with incredible success - I completed the treatment 4 years ago and it really made a difference. They just released the video -- please spread it around!



Thank you,


Steve Alten, NY Times best-selling author and PD patient

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