By Dave Andrusko A few years back when actor Michael J. Fox made a number of ill-informed comments about the “promise” of embryonic stem cells, it was impossible not to cut him some slack. He suffers from Parkinson’s disease and it was only human nature on his part to buy into the PR that somehow …Continue reading "Famous singer unfortunately misunderstands and misrepresents effectiveness of embryonic stem cells"
By Dave Andrusko The improvement was called “a small but hopeful step,” but had the improvement in monkeys with Parkinson’s been the result of the infusion of embryonic stem cells rather than adult stem cells, it would been trumpeted all over the front pages of the Washington Post and the New York Times. But, be …Continue reading "Adult stem cell transplant improves motor functions in monkeys suffering from Parkinson’s Disease"
By Wesley J. Smith “Victim celebrities,” Ralph Nader calls them, by which he means, people who have been victimized by an abusive act or policy. They often make the best political activists against it because they bring the principle down to the personal level. But there are also “celebrity victims,” movie stars and other assorted …Continue reading "Michael J. Fox Finally Gets Real"
By Dave Andrusko In a most revealing interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, actor Michael J. Fox conceded that it is likely that sources other than embryonic stem cells will provide a cure for Parkinson’s, the disease from which he suffers. He did so, even though Sawyer kept trying to find a way to elicit from …Continue reading "Michael J. Fox is looking past embryonic stem cells in a search for a cure for Parkinson’s"