ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH CONSORTIUM
SUPPORT Adult, Not Embryonic, Stem Cell Research
Description and Status: Despite an excellent bill passed unanimously by the Senate, time has run out in the House on SB 73, authored by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Lewisville). This bill promoted research and treatments using adult, not embryonic, stem cells by creating the Texas Adult Stem Cell Consortium.
The good news is that Sen. Nelson has already pledged to us that she will make passing this bill to promote adult, not embryonic, stem cell research a priority during the next session. Also, a bright spot at the end of this session is that the state's budget bill, SB 1, continues to appropriate $5 million for research and treatments involving adult stem cells obtained from umbilical cord blood. Another success is that we helped to defeat all attempts to fund or promote human cloning and embryonic stem cell research in law or in the budget.
The Texas Adult Stem Cell Research Consortium would have put patients first by attracting top researchers to the state and helping to commercialize successful adult stem cell treatments. Adult stem cells have already successfully treated more than 70 diseases, while embryonic stem cell research has produced no effective treatments or cures.
- You can still help us promote adult, not embryonic, stem cell research! Watch and share the YouTube videos featuring Texans successfully treated with adult stem cells. These include Joseph Davis Jr., who was cured of sickle cell anemia with treatments involving adult stem cells from the umbilical cord blood of his younger brother, Joseph, as well as Eddie Floyd, the owner of Austin's Bark 'n Purr Pet Store, whose heart was healed after a heart attack with the help of adult stem cells! Copy and paste this link into your email and share on social networking sites:
Texas Legislature Online: SB 73
Watch videos featuring Texans Successfully Treated with Adult Stem Cells