Use of adult stem cells successful |

Use of adult stem cells successful

During his recent visit to Canada, Gov. Schwarzenegger said that the fact that his father-in-law, Sargent Shriver, has Alzheimer’s disease was one of the reasons he supports embryonic stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cells are not reliable. There’s no evidence of any successful cures by embryonic stem cells. So far, in some cases, they have produced dangerous tumors. To harvest embryonic stem cells, human embryos have to be destroyed, an action opposed by many people.

In contrast, the adult stem cells, which are easily available from the patient’s body, are successfully used to treat and cure cases of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, heart damage, spinal cord injuries, hearing damage, blindness, diabetes and even baldness. They have also been used by cosmetic surgeons.

The latest “breakthrough” using skin cells (called iPS) is leading toward adult stem cells. Evidence of adult stem cells’ effectiveness and their role in documented cures is available at

Peter Pohorsky

Grass Valley

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