October 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Opposing stem cell research is unpatriotic

I have an op-ed piece in today’s Sac Bee.  You can read it here.

In the piece I highlight the amazing promise that stem cell technology holds for treating our wounded soldiers on the battlefield. I focus on the life saving areas of stem cell derived blood, spinal cord injury treatments, orthopedic injuries, and burn injury. These are main causes of lifelong disability and death amongst our wounded troops and current medical technology has little to offer our troops injured in these ways.

We owe it to our troops to support stem cell research funding. Members of Congress should consider stem cell research funding as a national security issue as they work on the 2011 federal budget.

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