Adult stem cell status report 2008
Rochester Area Right To Life
Continued good news - an adult stem cell status report
Adult Stem Cell Success
...a status report for January through June 2008
Youíll want to read the newest edition of stem cell successes (adult stem cells, of course) put out by the Family Research Council.
Hereís a teaser:
Amy Daniels is another successfully treated patient of Dr.
Burt. In October 2004 she was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune
disease that affects connective tissue in the body, the tissue that supports
skin, and internal organs. The disease causes organs to grow hard and thick.
Amy's case of scleroderma caused her skin to become very tight. She could not
bend her head backwards; she could not make a fist or cross her fingers; her
teeth were getting loose and she had trouble closing her mouth. Finally the
illness attacked her lungs, decreasing their capacity from over 90 percent to 43
She contacted Dr. Burt and was accepted for treatment. Amy was given chemotherapy and immunosuppressants to eliminate her malfunctioning immune system. In April 2007 her own stem cells were reinfused to her body to rebuild her immune system. After 6 months she returned to work, her skin returned to normal, and her lung capacity increased to 57 percent. Amy confirms the dramatic improvements: "I can lift my arms over my head and drop my head back without any discomfort.... I can open my mouth wide enough to yell at my children.... I can go up a flight of stairs. I can chase my kids around the park."
Read more about multiple sclerosis, heart attacks, Parkinsonís disease, and lots of others at http://www.frc.org/insight/adult-stem-cell-sucess-stories-2008-jan-june
Then print it out and give copies to your friends. Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council says they want to spread the good news. So help it go far and wide!
Updated on RARTL August, 2008
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