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Regenerative Medicine: Pathways to Cure

This propaganda video, produced by the Alliance for Medical Research, is so filled with lies and junk biology that it has to be denigrated as anti-science. I intend to write about this at greater length, but among the whoppers foisted in viewers in this propaganda video, we learn that chimpanzees have been “cured” of Parkinson’s using embryonic stem cells (I would have heard of this, if it had been published in a medical journal), that doctors “will be able to cure” quadriplegia and other diseases (not hope to be able to treat effectively), and that embryonic stem cells are better than adult stem cells because they are “less of a problem when it comes to immune rejection,” (which would be hard since in most experimental adult stem cell research the patient’s own adult stem cells are used in the treatment, meaning there is no immune rejection).

This is a shameless scandal that the media should be picking apart. They won’t, of course, because the media isn’t much interested in exposing when “their side” doesn’t tell the truth. More importantly, the science community should come down on the Alliance for its outrageous hyping and deceptions. If people ever come to believe they can’t trust “the scientists” to be straight with them, the enterprise of science will suffer the most.

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