Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stem Cell Research?

When the topic of Stem Cell Research was ever on the news I was always interested to hear what they had to say and also in limbo on what I thought about it. I never like the idea of using what society calls a fetus, what I call a unborn BABY, being used in stem cell research because that is a living breathing human being and as a Christian, I believe that taking the life of an unborn baby for research or any other reason was and awful sin. Now I have read where they are about to use stems cell from womens menstrual fluid. My favorite Aunt (Bernice) had Parkinson's Disease for 20 years or more. There were times when she was embarrassed by the effects it had on her body and the way she way she was not able to live her life and not be as productive as she was accustomed to. She was a very beautiful woman and even through the years of living with Parkinson's Disease she still walked with her head high. I wish that this research had been done years ago so that maybe she would not had to have suffered the way she did. I think this is Stem Cell Research is fascinating and I am for it 100+ %. If they can help people with preventing Alzheimer's, cancer, Parkinson's disease and countless other diseases than I say....FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

Below is a press release I have found that I think is very interesting and maybe you will also.

Press Release: Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood

July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.

Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.

"C’elle enables and empowers a woman to take control of her future health, and possibly of those genetically closest to her, in a fast, painless and stress free way," said Michelle Kay, Marketing and Sales Manager for C’elle. "We live in exciting times, as science and technology are discovering how extremely valuable menstrual blood stem cells really are, and the enormous treatment potential they represent for future therapies. C’elle’s ongoing research is supporting these promising findings."

For more information about C’elle, please call 1-877-892-3553 or visit www.celle.com.