Tuesday, April 10, 2007

King of Something

Update below:

It really isn't just me. I know I am intolerant and whack the boy king a lot but George W. Bush has somehow decided that his lot in life is destroying lives instead of saving them. Once again he has made it clear that he'll veto the stem cell bill once again if it passes the Senate this week. It's already passed in the House. He really is a heartless bastard and it really does seem that he is trying for some record. I guess if you are total failure in everything you try and do then being recognized as the biggest asshole ever to hold high office is something.


H/T to Bobby at BBWW for the additional info and link.

From the Times of London:
Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.

In a breakthrough trial, 15 young patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes were given drugs to suppress their immune systems followed by transfusions of stem cells drawn from their own blood.

The results show that insulin-dependent diabetics can be freed from reliance on needles by an injection of their own stem cells. The therapy could signal a revolution in the treatment of the condition, which affects more than 300,000 Britons.

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