Monday, June 9, 2008

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

I am a big fan of 60 Minutes, and last night they ran a story on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and what a good story it was. Here is the piece:



The reason it was so exciting for me to see was the fact they are funding research projects which are studying embryonic stem cells and how they may help find a cure for spinal cord injury. They have no restrictions on their research because they receive no federal funding. If you want to learn more about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, you can visit their website by clicking here.

If you didn't see 60 Minutes last night, I encourage you to watch the video. I am curious to read any comments you might have.

Later,

Mike

2 comments:

Thomas said...

"we have, not just the opportunity but perhaps a responsebility to do this research"

My name is Thomas, i'm a c5-c6 quadrapledic. i cried when he said that line.

thank you for posting this and for your blog.

I'm Not Done Yet said...

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your comment. It's spot on. You know the frustration I feel when we know more research can be done to help so many people with many issues besides SCI.

Please subscribe to the blog. I think you'll like some of the posts I already have and will continue to post.

Later,

Mike