Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Canadians Make Stem Cell Breakthrough

Several weeks ago, I told you I did a lot of research for blog posts while I was in the hospital. Here's one of the articles I came across from our friends north of the border. I believe you will find it very interesting.

Originally published Sunday, March 1, 2009, it was updated on April 10th in Toronto's The Globe And Mail. You can read the entire article by clicking here.

I find it fascinating how quickly researchers are finding breakthroughs with the science of stem cells and all of their qualities. This paragraph comes directly from the article:

“We hope these stem cells will form the basis for treatment of many diseases and conditions that are currently considered incurable,” says Andras Nagy, of Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. He is the lead author of a groundbreaking paper published online Sunday by the journal Nature.

I have always said it's just a matter of time! What an amazing time we live in!

As always, feel free to comment.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am really praying that there will also be continued breakthroughs with adult stem cells, which do not destroy embryos in the process. There have actually been a number of hopeful signs with them as well in fact. You are certainly right that we live in an amazing time. We just have to be very careful with the technology that we have to not end up choosing one life over another, and with adult stem cells that is a non-issue since it does not involve fertilzed eggs.