Friday, January 23, 2009

Medical News

My conservative nature has always had me at odds with the debate regarding stem cell research. But, Caroline's diseases - Scleroderma and Pulmonary Artery Hypertension -have opened my eyes and mind to the need for further testing.

While they insist that it involves no ties to Obama's taking office and that politics don't play a role, it certainly is an interesting coincidence. See article here for news on the FDA allowing the first test of human stem cell therapy. Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal funding soon.

This advancement in medicine could mean huge things for many parts of the medical world.

I think I might just like this guy after all.

There. I said it, Shannon.


Moni said...

I have often struggled with this issue, too, but after working with a woman whose daughter was brought back from the brink of death thanks to the help of this research, I whole heartedly support it. The good that can be done with it is absolutely amazing.

If the shoe FITZ said...

I heard this on the new this morning and was thinking about you.

Glad you're coming around to B-rock.

Shannon said...

Just brought a tear to my eye, Case! Not because I want you to like him but because something he's doing can help your sister. I hope advancements can be made in many areas from this.

The Soladay Family said...

The possibilities are amazing...It's really hard to wrap your brain around and would be completely worth it to help people like your sister!