Bush is Gone! Science Returns!

The medical research world is alive with excitement as the FDA has just approved new stem cell research on the repair of spinal cord injuries. These tests will start this summer at the Geron Corporation in Menlo Park, California, developers of a stem cell treatment for such injuries. This is the first set of tests to be held on humans for a human-based stem cell therapy.

It shouldn't be long before stem cell tests are available in research on diabetes cures, Parkinson's Disease, and other much needed medical treatments which had been held up by the Bush Administration's ban.

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Tags: FDA, medical, Research, stem cells (all tags)

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And, this is just the start...

Wonderful, just wonderful.

So much to celebrate, and this is not the easiest place to do it.

We don't even have the full staff of rational folks at all the agencies yet, but I feel better all ready.

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-24 06:04AM | 0 recs
Funding..

All the good wishes in the world wont save American science without funding and a national committment to expand nonpolitical science education for everybody, making it possible for middle class and poor kids to go to college again. We should do what many other countries do and make college education in the sciences free.

To tell you the truth, everything has become political.

Funding for any research that doesn't lead to immediate saleable products has dried up. Researchers who investigate fields that cross the corporate community often see their funding vanish and their careers threatened.

We need funding to change this. It needs to become a national priority. Words are cheap.

This needs to happen immediately so that Americans don't become a bitter has been people. (with nuclear weapons)

If we devote the money we are puring down the drain with this banking black hole, and let housing find its inevitable real value, we will prevent a great mistake and get a start on important issues like healthcare an creating real jobs.

It wont happen overnight.

by architek 2009-01-24 09:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Bush is Gone! Science Returns!

Science returns, yes, but the real triumph is that of common sense over ignorance.

by freedom78 2009-01-24 06:13AM | 0 recs
Triumph?

Boy, you certainly are blind.

The triumph is when the skills are learned and the business thrive, and the good jobs return, not sooner.

by architek 2009-01-24 09:15AM | 0 recs
Who put the bug up your butt?

Arc, what the hell?

Are YOU personally involved in any way directly with outgoing admins war on Science?

My partner works for a non-profit health company, nation wide offices, who have just had 8 years of "faith based" control of one of their key compentancy, Womens reproductive care issues end.

They are feeling like a 30,000 pound weight has been lifted, and already they are sensing a return to "Science based" planning and training.

They are down in the trenches and ALREADY they are seeing signs from the CDC and other agencies that a whole new paridgm is moving into place.

You seem to be spreading your angry directed at Obama over all the threads, and I have to ask you why?

You never seemed like the Puma type to me, you are ariculate and knowledgable, but you are throwing down a lot of cliches that sound right out of right-wing radio meets the Confluence?

You overriding concept seems to be Obama should have caused some 3 day miracle to occur, as if He could wave a magic wand over DC and the country and undo 8 years of entrenched backwardness.

I'm not saying don't hold his feet to the fire, but you are ALREADY calling it a failure on day 4.

That seems like someone with an axe to grind, still angry and acting it out.

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-24 11:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Triumph?

If you wish to celebrate only perfection and conclusion, then be my guest.  

In the mean time, those of us who can appreciate the small, daily victories choose to be joyful.  

by freedom78 2009-01-24 04:31PM | 0 recs

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