You can read Stephen Gorden's review at Amazon. Commercialization of
medical advances is a long, hard road; there is a way to go yet for even
the earliest and most promising stem cell therapies.
"There is a plan to set up a UK stem cell foundation to encourage and
support research into stem cells. Never mind that most of us don't have
a say in these matters, politicians in the US and elsewhere may end up
seeing a mandate to further interfere in the process of medical
" Use it or lose it applies just as much to the brain as the body. orgA
FASCINATING EXCHANGEI don't mean to harp on about the Technology Review
profile of biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey, but it really has turned
into the gift that keeps on giving. Far too few attempts are made to
engage the broader public on the topic of radical life extension, or
even cutting edge medical research for that matter. "Did you ever wonder
how long will you be around and able to enjoy life? This can only be a
good thing. Exciting new research suggests that they may be, and the
findings could eventually help predict and prevent degenerative brain
diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Is there a point to this? "
This article gives a brief overview of some of the larger public funding
initiatives for embryonic stem cell research underway in Eastern US
A few weeks later, Bryntsalov was as gray, wrinkled and tired as
ever-and sported several pea-size tumors on his face.
TAKING STOCK OF PROGRESSDespite anti-research efforts, progress is being
made in establishing the foundations of 21st century stem cell medicine
- albeit more slowly than we would like.
cfmPROPOSITION 71, STEM CELLS, POLITICSIf you like to keep track of the
politics of stem cell research, you might want to take a look at two
recent Fight Aging!
Thank you to all of you who contacted your elected representatives at
some point in this long process. cfmPROPOSITION 71, STEM CELLS,
POLITICSIf you like to keep track of the politics of stem cell research,
you might want to take a look at two recent Fight Aging!
campaign to persuade the 191-nation U.
There is more than enough raw enthusiasm out there in our growing
- Beware The Stem Cell Frauds- Discussion- Latest Healthy Life Extension
HeadlinesHOW LONG UNTIL THE STEM CELL DEBATE BECOMES IRRELEVANT? The big
difference is that it may take half as long and a fraction of the cost
to win this war - one of many benefits of modern medical technology.
phpSome form of ambiguous non-binding declaration will be issued instead
as a face-saving measure.
phpThis research, as reported by EurekAlert, sounds like it will be a
major advance for the field of regenerative medicine if it pans out. But
it's a measure of how long a person, a baby would live if that baby was
confined to this year, could not get out of this year, was stuck with
the conditions of this year.
How was Paul Allen guided into funding the Allen Brain Atlas project? "
We'd all like this to work, but it's best to wait for confirmation from
the wider scientific community before getting too excited.
phpThe folks behind the California embryonic research initiative have
vowed to fight any new attempts to push through federal anti-research
legislation, but they need all the help they can get.
"The lawmakers are also proposing that Pennsylvania join with New Jersey
and Delaware to create an interstate compact and establish a joint stem
cell research center. We are entering a new age, and this process will
hasten as more people speak up in support of the future of technology
Incremental progress from laboratories around the world continues to add
htmThe Genomics Age is aimed at the neophyte: it strives to present
complex science in a simple, accessible manner and is written in a very
jaunty style. Thank you to all of you who contacted your elected
representatives at some point in this long process.
phpAt least he's consistent. " You might find his Longevity Meme article
on aging research and attitudes within the scientific community to be
interesting as well.
" This is still an early stage technology, however, and some follow on
work has demonstrated very undesirable side-effects. "Professors
conducting stem cell research at Northwestern's Feinberg School of
Medicine said they support a state proposal to implement a 6 percent tax
on elective cosmetic surgery.
How about in comparison to the activities of Leon Kass and Francis
Fukuyama of the President's Council on Bioethics?
As he says, "We would be severely misguided not to push for extended
life out of fear of overpopulation.