Faustman twice cured mice of Type I Diabetes without stem cells. She uses an inexpensive drug, called BCG, to block ongoing immune attacks on insulin producing “beta islets.” She then removes the cause of Diabetes by supplying a missing protein, which retrains the immune system to recognize the cells of the pancreas as “self.” Five other labs have confirmed that this method can allow the pancreas [in mice] to regenerate.
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Millions have already suffered, but not because of a President’s veto, or over religion, morals, or ethics. Proven research with immediate potentials for improving the lives of millions is being ignored, maligned, delayed, and blocked to protect financial strategies cloaked in the guise of ‘looking’ for cures.
The rest of the article is such an extensive review of the state of ethical vs. unethical stem cell research that I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to be able to avoid plaigerism.