Friday, July 14, 2006

Stem Cells -- To Research or Not To Research

Once again we hear the results. Nerve response is restored in mice due to stem cell research.

Stem cells are a possible source for repair or replacement strategies in MS – there is no question. The controversy is in the source of the stem cells used in the research. Currently federal policy limits the number of stem cell lines available for federally funded research.

Read The Stem Cell Story presented by the National MS Society.

Legislation is being considered that would allow stem cells from embryos slated to be discarded to be available for research. The vote may be as soon as July 18.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard Toll Free at 1-877-224-0041 0r 202-224-3121. Identify yourself as an MSer and tell of your interest in H.R. 810.

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