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    Spine Researchers Available to Discusss Stem Cell Funds

    Spine Researchers Available to Discusss Stem Cell Funds
    U.S. Newswire
    23 Jul 14:33
    Leading Spine Surgeons and Researchers Available to Discuss
    Importance of Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
    Contact: Terre Hall, 703-724-4176
    E-mail: terre@mcfillenhall.com or
    Pamela Krueger, 708-588-8082
    both of the North American Spine Society

    News advisory:

    Experts from the North American Spine Society (NASS), the
    nation's leading multidisciplinary organization that focuses solely
    on research, education and advocacy related to quality spine care
    and a vocal presence in the current debate over federal funding for
    stem cell research, are available now to provide comment and
    insight as President Bush nears his decision to continue federal
    funding for stem cell research.

    Representatives from NASS can provide answers to several key
    questions, including, but not limited to:

    -- What exactly is a "stem cell" and how do researchers obtain
    them?

    -- Why is stem cell research so important, specifically to
    spinal cord injury?

    -- What is the difference between embryonic stem cells and adult
    stem cells? Why aren't adult stem cells as useful as embryonic
    stem cells?

    -- Is there research currently being done using embryonic stem
    cells?

    -- What will happen to medical research in the United States if
    President Bush halts federal funding for stem cell research?

    WHO:

    -- Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon and Neuroreseacher
    at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch,
    Chicago, Illinois

    -- Tom Faciszewski, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Marshfield Clinic,
    Marshfield Wisconsin

    -- Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, California
    Spine Group, San Diego, California

    WHAT: Analysis and comment on the heated debate on federal
    funding for stem cell research.

    WHEN: Available immediately.

    ---
    The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a non-profit,
    multidisciplinary organization that advocates quality spine care
    through education, research and advocacy. NASS comprises more than
    30 different specialties including Orthopaedic surgeons,
    neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, radiologists,
    anesthesiologists, physical therapists and other spine care
    professionals.


    KEYWORDS:

    ADVISORY, HEALTH, SCIENCE

    -0-
    /U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/
    07/23 14:33

    Copyright 2001, U.S. Newswire

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    Timothy Johnson of ABC news will be doing a story on stem cells also, focussing on the John Gearhart findings. It will probably be on tonight in ABC evening news. Wise.

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    Thanks Max & Dr. Young for the info. We all need to educate ourselves rather than rely on others advice and so forth!!!

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