Stem cell research quotes
What role does the press play in stem cell research? You probably already know the response, but here’s proof: this study looked at media reports from 2010 to 2013 and discovered that “highly positive” timelines for translation to the clinic were the standard. Unfortunately, they also discover that scientists’ quotes are the primary source for this type of information. My theory is that some journalists are simply drawn to whatever sounds good and exciting, so the person who makes the most optimistic prediction is the one who gets quoted.
The general public, on the other hand, grossly underestimates the entire translation-to-a-real-therapy method (and by some people who really should know better, too). One of the origins of the NIH Fallacy is the belief that all drugs are discovered with NIH funds, and that drug companies just reach in and pluck those tasty fruits when they’re ready. You can only say it if you have no idea how much effort goes into developing a drug and how many things can go wrong along the way.
Induced pluripotent stem cell
The journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy is the premier venue for translational stem cell research. It is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality open access research papers on stem cell therapeutics and regenerative therapies, with a focus on fundamental, translational, and clinical research, as well as animal models and clinical trials. Reviews, perspectives, commentaries, studies, and methods are also available in the journal. The following are only a few of the topics covered: “Stem cells have tremendous potential for treating a variety of diseases for which there is currently no successful treatment. The field has advanced to the clinic, and it is critical that this direction is supported by excellent science and robust clinical research standards. The journal is a valuable source of information on stem cell therapy translational science, including preclinical studies, clinical trials, and commercialization.” Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Research & Therapy Timothy O’Brien “One of the most promising fields of modern biomedical science is stem cell research. Stem Cell Science & Therapy, we believe, would be a very active platform for both basic and translational stem cell biology and therapy research. We hope that Stem Cell Research & Therapy will play a significant role in putting together the crucial knowledge needed to synergize stem cell science and stem cell therapies by building this platform for cutting-edge research.” Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Rocky S Tuan
Stem cell research pros and cons
“An ethicist… told me that [a] cluster of cells is how you and I, and everyone else, began our lives. He explained that using these [embryonic stem cells] comes with a heavy heart because “we are dealing with the seeds of the next generation.”
“Proponents of embryo-destructive experiments seek to bridge a huge moral chasm. They want to kill not only human life made in God’s image, but also human life made in man’s image. Unfortunately, we are losing this fight because far too few people are aware of the issues.”
“This isn’t a battle between red and blue states. This isn’t a debate between Republicans and Democrats. It’s about reclaiming our role as the world’s scientific leader and moving forward to support our people. That’s what there is to it. That’s all there is to it.”
“I am a pro-life advocate. Human life, in my opinion, starts at conception. Embryonic stem cell research should also be promoted and funded, in my opinion. An embryo is the beginning of human life. This viewpoint is in line with my religious beliefs. But it isn’t just a matter of faith for me. It’s a scientific fact.”
Stem cell slogan
Sure, President Bush may argue that the United States will not support stem cell research, but trust me when I say that Japan is cheering. They would simply do it first to obtain all of the patents. (Quotes on Stem Cell Research)
The answers stem cell research can provide would help a large number of people suffering from a variety of diseases. We owe it to ourselves and our children to do everything possible to find treatments for these illnesses, and we must do so quickly. As I previously said, time is of the essence, and life is priceless (Stem Cell Research Quotes)
President Bush stated in a prime-time address that he supports minimal federal funding for stem cell research. That’s right, according to the President, the study will help cure brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and whatever it is I have. (Quotes on Stem Cell Research)
I’m a part of Project ALS, which is raising funds for stem cell research. That’s one I’ve been working on a lot because if you can cure that, you can cure a lot of other things (Stem Cell Research Quotes)