Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html en-gb 30 Sun 21 Dec 2014 16:16:33 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html sensiblegrannie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=90#comment9 It all sounds marvelous and too good to be true. At present, stems cells are in good supply. When stem cell therapy goes main stream, stem cell may become less available due to heavy demand. I worry that less than desirable stem cell harvesting will occur in the future and I can already see who will become the victims. Wed 22 Sep 2010 17:38:31 GMT+1 ReetaDGupta http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=80#comment8 Stem cells are an ode to philosophical beliefs that state simple dictums such as " when you need a solution, look within you." With lesser and lesser new molecules being developed, stemcells are truly a solution within you. A company i know named Stemade in India is pioneering dental stem cells. Dental stem cells are believed to be superior to all other stem cells...would love to know what people on this blog think Tue 17 Aug 2010 19:28:40 GMT+1 AlanDouglas http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=70#comment7 Why has there been little or no coverage about the announcement by Geron Corporation of the beginning of human clinical trials for spinal cord injury?Alan Douglas Mon 09 Aug 2010 15:59:00 GMT+1 StemCells http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=60#comment6 There is a recent BBC Interview with Professor James Richardson about Stem Cells Therapy with arthritis with trials at the Oswestry Hospital - see the article - http://www.oscell.co.uk/news/stem-cell-therapy-for-arthritis.htmlYou can see more information on the trials and procedures at the Oswestry Hospital at their OsCell Website - http://www.oscell.co.uk/Fergus Walsh - It would be ideal if you got BBC to add a link to this article to the OsCell website on the related BBC articles (for example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10615802 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10613540). There is a link to the RJAH main website is no information relating to this, but I've found that there is information at the Oswestry Hospital OsCell website http://www.oscell.co.uk/ has related information to this article and on the procedures done at the Oswestry Hospital. Sat 24 Jul 2010 19:13:49 GMT+1 Vic_Across_the_Pond http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=50#comment5 While Geron may still be "on indefinite hold" regarding clinical application of stem cells, as stated, another California firm, Stemedica (www.stemedica.com), appears to be moving forward with its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical trial for an Investigational New Drug (IND) for ischemic stroke based on adult human mesenchymal stem cells. Previous to this approval I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the treatment (in a very modern Mexican hospital) with Stemedica's stem cells of a family member with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury. The result in our case, while no miraculous recovery, was significantly improved mobility and quality of life. Thu 22 Jul 2010 04:38:02 GMT+1 John Ellis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=40#comment4 what about adult stem cells through neurogenesis?hmmmm oh yer the chemicals involed are banned THCseems were going round in circles...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurogenesis#Adult_neural_stem_cellsNeurogenesis (birth of neurons) is the process by which neurons are generated. Most active during pre-natal development.Which further leads to the question what is a embryonic stem cell. Wed 21 Jul 2010 20:31:07 GMT+1 M_S_ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=30#comment3 Fergus,some clarity on the various stem cells and their potential for therapy is required here. Stem cell therapy has been practiced since 1968 (bone marrow transplantation). Many other "stem cell" therapies are currently in various trials although there is some debate whether the cells in question are really stem cells at all. The most exciting prospects come from embryonic stem cells which are the only stem cells capable of differentiation into all adult cell types. No therapy using these cells is currently available (at least in the West) although a clinical trial has been approved in the US. What neccessitated the plug for Prof. Warburton's work is a mystery to me.John Airey: This is not correct. Embryonic stem cells are capable of indefinite expansion so one line (which can now be derived without destroying the embryo) could be used to treat many compatible patients. Tue 13 Jul 2010 14:43:50 GMT+1 tony_from_north http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=20#comment2 If stem cell medicine can help just one patient that would normally have to receive an organ transplant, it will be worth-while. Organ transplant is not just for those who have misused their bodies over the years, but for people who were unlucky to be born with defective parts.I am all for information on food, nutrition and exercise to enable people to be as healthy as possible, but there is a need for research into those areas of medicine for people unfortunate enough to have defective organs through no fault of their own.You have to know someone who has undergone a transplant operation to know the effects both before and after the operation, especially the effect of the drugs these people need to take in order to survive the transplant. If stem cell research can remove the amount of drugs patients need to take, this can only be a good thing. Tue 13 Jul 2010 08:10:30 GMT+1 John Airey http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=10#comment1 The main problem with embryonic stem cell research is getting enough embryos for a viable treatment. Reducing women to the status of egg factories is not the solution. Mon 12 Jul 2010 14:58:39 GMT+1 John_from_Hendon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/07/stem_cells_keep_the_faith.html?page=0#comment0 Fergus,Doctors want to doctor. Surgeons (incl. transplant surgeons) are worse as the always err on wanting to carve up the patient.I know there are no so many 'glamorous' World wide trips to take, but is health also not about staying healthy by treating our bodies correctly and refraining from doing the things that we know do us harm. (I dare not mention particulars as their marketing and lobby systems will object and get this posting removed.)Can we have more about food and nutrition and sensible use of our bodies please, and less about novel techniques which will never be available to the masses of the poor around the World.Even now out NHS may well be under severe attack from the amateurs who we have entrusted the task of running it. They believe so much in amateurism that the think that rather than experienced professional management systems they will 'force' untrained and unwilling GPs to run the NHS when they have neither the time nor the skills set to do so. This is the major medical disaster that is unfolding right here in the UK. Mon 12 Jul 2010 10:36:21 GMT+1