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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 PM   Topic Starter
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Stem Cells Restore Vision

Stem cells restore vision in blind man


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Taylor Binns never planned to experience a simple delight of the world again: seeing it. The world was slowly going black, and time was running out. So he took his only options: a new procedure using stem cells. What we all take for granted became his gift: he could see again.

In a road-to-hell-is-paved-with-good-intentions story, Binns was doing mission work in Haiti, where he developed eye pain and blurring vision. No one knew what the problem was. Doctors were baffled while he slowly went legally blind during a two-year period.

In Binns' words, "Everything you could do before was being taken away, day by day, and it got worse and worse."

Finally, he was diagnosed with corneal limbal stem cell deficiency, which essentially meant his eyes were building scar tissue. Many things can cause the disease, including leaving contact lenses in for too long without disinfecting them. It also creates a problem: due to the nature of the disease, a corneal transplant is not an option.

What was an option was a procedure called a limbal stem cell transplant. Doctors in Toronto removed the scar tissue from his eyes and replaced it with stem cells from his sister's eyes. In a month, his vision was 20/40. It rose to 20/20 and 20/40.

His pain is gone.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I don't understand how people can be so opposed to stem cell research. So many amazing developments...
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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I don't understand how people can be so opposed to stem cell research. So many amazing developments...
Never underestimate a person's ability to be dumb.

Stem cell research should be a driving force behind 21st century America.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Stem cell research should be a driving force behind 21st century America.
No shit . Only a complete idiot would oppose it.

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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No shit . Only a complete idiot would oppose it.

Que the complete idiots from DC in 3..2..1..
The irony is that if it got thrown to DC, it would have been moved there due to the religious rantings of someone who can't go to DC.

By chiefshrink being himself he can actually make a more meaningful contribution to this thread. First time ever.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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I don't understand how people can be so opposed to stem cell research. So many amazing developments...
because "certain" people have been convinced that stem cell research = throwing babies in a blender for the needed stem cells.

This article is about adult-to-adult stem cell transplantation
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I know, I really hate giving someone a better quality of life through science.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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I don't understand how people can be so opposed to stem cell research. So many amazing developments...
Those amazing developments have come primarily from 'non-fetus' stem cells and not 'fetus' stem cells'. All the research in the last 30yrs on stem cells have shown that 'non-fetus' stem cells have been far and away much more successful in many medical breakthroughs than 'fetus stem cells'. I wonder why ? Maybe God ? Maybe God will only allow blessing to go so far, especially when it comes to the sanctity of LIFE ya think ?

By the way the term 'fetus' in latin means 'child'. So for some of you who use this term thinking you are describing a non-human piece of flesh in a woman's tummy, you may want to find another term.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #11
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Those amazing developments have come primarily from 'non-fetus' stem cells and not 'fetus' stem cells'. All the research in the last 30yrs on stem cells have shown that 'non-fetus' stem cells have been far and away much more successful in many medical breakthroughs than 'fetus stem cells'. I wonder why ? Maybe God ? Maybe God will only allow blessing to go so far, especially when it comes to the sanctity of LIFE ya think ?

By the way the term 'fetus' in latin means 'child'. So for some of you who use this term thinking you are describing a non-human piece of flesh in a woman's tummy, you may want to find another term.
You should save your religious perspective for DC.

Oh wait....
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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You should save your religious perspective for DC.

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Nah, you should stop trying to censor my free speech especially when it has everything to do with OP. But wait! No that won't happen because that is what Progressives( a la Marxists) do is censor free speech and opinion especially when it's THE TRUTH !!
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So for some of you who use this term thinking you are describing a non-human piece of flesh in a woman's tummy, you may want to find another term.
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Nah, you should stop trying to censor my free speech especially when it has everything to do with OP.
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Those amazing developments have come primarily from 'non-fetus' stem cells and not 'fetus' stem cells'. All the research in the last 30yrs on stem cells have shown that 'non-fetus' stem cells have been far and away much more successful in many medical breakthroughs than 'fetus stem cells'. I wonder why ? Maybe God ? Maybe God will only allow blessing to go so far, especially when it comes to the sanctity of LIFE ya think ?

By the way the term 'fetus' in latin means 'child'. So for some of you who use this term thinking you are describing a non-human piece of flesh in a woman's tummy, you may want to find another term.
But God was ok with us finding vaccines to polio and smallpox? And good to know that a dead language has impact on our modern day morals.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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But God was ok with us finding vaccines to polio and smallpox? And good to know that a dead language has impact on our modern day morals.
He sure was because those vaccines didn't kill anybody in the process of discovery. Dead language or dead history of origin of the language ? You know kinda of like what is happening to our country when the masses of people are soooo dumbed down they don't even know their own country's history and will repeat it like other societies and civilizations that have gone down the toilet because they repeated the same mistakes which eventually have a negative impact on your modern day morals as you say.
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