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Old 12-22-2012, 01:21 PM  
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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, 02:21 PM   #16
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my original reply mentioned umbilical cords which are currently the only "ethical" form of collecting embryonic stem cells from the cord blood as a byproduct of child birth. I do own the domain for the record. The internets...where everyone is an expert on everything!!
if it were affordable & "ethical" you'd be able to farm your own stem cells for use.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #17
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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, 02:27 PM   #18
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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, 02:28 PM   #19
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:31 PM   #20
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Great news, I hope they do A LOT more of this. If the technology is there DO IT.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #21
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if it were affordable & "ethical" you'd be able to farm your own stem cells for use.
I believe you will be able to one day. Hopefully my investment will pay off one day, till then 9-5 baby!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
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So this can be used to restore vision to someone that is losing it, but can it give vision to someone that's never had it?

EDIT: The stem cells, that is..
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #23
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So this can be used to restore vision to someone that is losing it, but can it give vision to someone that's never had it?

EDIT: The stem cells, that is..
theoretically -- yes, but that is a much more complex set of marching orders
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #24
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Great news, I hope they do A LOT more of this. If the technology is there DO IT.
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I believe our children & grand children have a great chance of living well past a 100. The last time I read up this. (its been awhile) They were having no problems with the human body excepting new organs made with your stem-cells.
If I remember right? Susan Summers had a breast removed,then went to Europe where DRs took her own stem-cells & used them to grow a new perfect copy of her original breast.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #25
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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, 04:14 PM   #26
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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, 04:50 PM   #27
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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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Old 12-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #28
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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, 05:54 PM   #29
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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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Old 12-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #30
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It's f'ing stupid stem cell research doesn't get more funding.

But...the rich elitists want world population reduction.
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