Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Memo to the Media: It's the ADULT Stem Cells Providing the Breakthroughs

Here is another good news story about how adult stem cells are providing scientists with a strong foundation for their hopes of present and future treatments and cures.

But note how the story never uses the term "adult stem cells" nor does the reporter explain the obviously newsworthy point that the cells involved here are not the embryonic stem cells that the public is so confused about. Let's hope readers start reading these accounts more carefully so that they understand the difference between the wishful thinking and unfounded hype of ESCR and the adult stem cell work that is providing real medical progress.