Friday, April 27, 2007

'He did it, too'

If Clinton was such a lousy president, as Republicans would have us believe, why do they frequently cite him as justification every time they're caught red handed, even when Clinton didn't do it, too?

You never hear them say "Nixon did it, too" even though even though Bush's presidency resembles Nixon's much more than it does Clinton's.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Progress ahead

But in Washington, the debate continues.

Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.

In a breakthrough trial, 15 young patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes were given drugs to suppress their immune systems followed by transfusions of stem cells drawn from their own blood.

The results show that insulin-dependent diabetics can be freed from reliance on needles by an injection of their own stem cells. The therapy could signal a revolution in the treatment of the condition, which affects more than 300,000 Britons.

People with type 1 diabetes have to give themselves regular injections to control blood-sugar levels, as their ability to create the hormone naturally is destroyed by an immune disorder.

All but two of the volunteers in the trial, details of which are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), do not need daily insulin injections up to three years after stopping their treatment regimes.

The findings were released to reporters yesterday as the future of US stem-cell research was being debated in Washington.
Yep, some of our elected officials still think this is a bad idea.

Why do we always have to be dragged kicking and screaming toward progress? Is the status quo really that great?


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

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Years from now, this probably will be among the most enduring images from this terrible administration.