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    Stem cell experts gather in Austin

    Stem cell experts gather in Austin
    Doctor said more federal aid needed
    Updated: Friday, 30 Sep 2011, 7:11 PM CDT
    Published : Friday, 30 Sep 2011, 4:03 PM CDT

    David Scott
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - Stem cell experts say they are making progress in developing new cures for disease and illnesses, but that it will take time and money.

    Researchers from around the world met for a symposium in Austin on Friday. Texas was an appropriate host, said David Bales, chairman of Texans for Stem Cell Research .

    "Texas is a leader in adult stem cell research," Bales said. "We've more clinical trials than any other state in the union, and most of those are related to cancer and heart disease."

    Bales said progress is being made but that the state and federal governments should pour in more money.

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    How can Texas be a leader in Stem cell research as that is Republican territory where they are against most Stem Cell research? Or is that why they say "Adult" stem cell meaning the cells only come from Adults?
    Its a sad day any time Politics is mixed with religion.

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    Nice pic, Mooner!

    And yes, sadly, they are explicitly limiting what types of stem cells receive research dollars based wholly on ideology rather than science (though they'll pretend otherwise). I believe that in addition to "adult" stem cells the use of umbilical cord blood cells has been deemed politically acceptable, so hopefully the SCINetUSA trials will receive a little Texas loving.

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    Dr. Young gave an impressive 2+ hour presentation with very thoughtful and informative questions from the audience. Anyone who has a chance or can create an opportunity to view one of his presentations will be well rewarded.

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    We had a good Open House. There are many many people with spinal cord injury in TExas and we have an obligation to have trials there despite politics. On the other hand, as many of you know, Rick Perry and many Texans are very strongly supportive of umbilical cord blood and adult stem cell trials. Wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    We had a good Open House. There are many many people with spinal cord injury in TExas and we have an obligation to have trials there despite politics. On the other hand, as many of you know, Rick Perry and many Texans are very strongly supportive of umbilical cord blood and adult stem cell trials. Wise.
    are you getting closer to a date? besides "early 2012"

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    these two articles describe rather well some significant barriers to credible stem cell clinical trials and therapies.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44207951...wrong-message/

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43760409...h-health_care/

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    Texas??? Add another 10 years.

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