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Is stem cell research the solution to the health care problem?

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Default Is stem cell research the solution to the health care problem?



If you get sick, you simply get a shot of the appropriate stem cells to repair the damaged organ. No more costly doctor bills.
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Stem cell research is a promising avenue for treatment of diseases and not just symptoms. Scares the crap out of big pharma and the insurance greed-mongers.
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I loved the first answer, no one can top that... I laughed out loud.
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Not really.

To be honest, I don't think we will really have that fully researched and made available to the public for a while.
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it's not that simple but there are promising projects.

SCIENTISTS around the world are exploring potential uses for stem-cell therapy. Here are some that are showing promise:

A team in the UK are attempting to restore vision in people with age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of blindness using cells from patients' own eyes. Larger trials are planned.

Researchers in the US are hoping to start trials using embryonic stem cells to treat patients with spinal-cord injuries.

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are experimenting with stem cells in the hope of developing heart cells to treat patients who have suffered a heart attack. A billion of these cells would be needed for treatment. Currently they are only to create the cells in their millions.

Researchers in Edinburgh and several other places are trying to harness the potential of stem cells in treating degenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease.

As well as eventually being used in therapies, researchers hope that tissue created from stem cells could be used to test new drugs without having to use patients as guinea pigs. This could help speed up new treatment development.

Some research suggests stem cells could be directed to become eggs or sperm to help patients who are infertile.
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I may be an answer to some problems.
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That's not a good idea. Stem cells are great but it's just another arguement invovling values, morals, money, blah blah blah...I hope you're not serious, just because the idea of pretty injections solving everything is kind of scary. I don;t think the research is advanced enough yet...

I do like the first answer though...
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There will still be a need for doctors seeing as how stem cells do not improve everything. If it is something like HIV, an immune defeciency, than that has nothing to do with organs.
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There will still be a need for doctors seeing as how stem cells do not improve everything. If it is something like HIV, an immune defeciency, than that has nothing to do with organs.
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we should start by harvesting all of Obama's brain cells.


We took Biden's.... but no one noticed.
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