But what about those poor cells in the Petri dish?

It just keeps getting harder and harder for stem cell research opponents to show their faces in polite company.

(Reuters) Stem cells fill in for liver in mouse experiment

Stem cells grown from mouse embryos helped power a liver replacement device, Japanese and U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

Their experiment suggests another use for the cells, controversial when taken from human embryos. They used the cells in a bioartificial liver, an implanted device that uses liver cells to replace some liver function.

Writing in the journal Nature Biotechnology, Ira Fox of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Naoya Kobayashi of Okayama University in Japan and others said their cells saved the lives of mice that otherwise would have died of liver failure.

And this was the cause Bush chose to exercise his one and only veto, preventing federal funding for the most effective forms of stem cell research.  What a freakin’ loser.

2 Responses to “But what about those poor cells in the Petri dish?”

  1. Larkrise Says:

    Bush never misses a chance to show his lack of compassion. If there is such a thing as karma, I hope his bad karma fianlly comes back to him a thousand fold.

  2. bigassbelle Says:

    that it was his single veto leaves one nearly speechless, does it not? perhaps this news will energize the vast and growing community of those afflicted with hepatitis c. liver news is of particular interest these days with so many needing transplants and so few cadaver donors.

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