In this video we learn where to get information on stem cell research.
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Welcome to the Pulse 2.15. In this episode, we’ll tackle one of the most interesting and often controversial developments in medicine in this decade, stem cell research. It’s gained political steam over the years. George W. Bush’s administration banned federal funding for it while former first lady Nancy Reagan spoke out in favor of the research. As one of his first acts as president, Barack Obama reinstated that federal funding and made efforts to expand public and private research for it. But what is stem cell research? Why did medical researchers find it so promising? And are patients seeing any results? The icyou community is here to help you understand what it’s all about. Start your journey at the channel for the Missouri coalition for life-saving cure. This advocacy group provides an introduction to what stem cell research is, what secrets to recovery it may hold, and even highlights patients who may benefit from stem cell based treatments. The stories of US patients benefiting from stem cell research are limited due to hurdles and funding but that hasn’t stopped people from going abroad for treatment. Hear from people like Paul who was left quadriplegic after a diving accident. After undergoing an experimental stem cell treatment in Portugal, Paul now has feeling back in his arms and legs and is slowly attempting to walk again. You can watch his story and many others on WayCurious’s icyou channel. If you’re looking for more than just the success stories, simply type stem cell into the icyou search box and you can choose from more than 100 videos from every different perspective, doctors, researchers, patients, reporters and more. Among them is icyou user cell medicine videos, which outline the research, risks and results of stem cell research and treatment. As always, you can join the conversation about stem cell research by uploading your own videos to icyou anytime free of charge. Our community would love to hear your stories and benefit from your expertise. And remember, you don’t have to be an MD to know our team connects you to the best health video community on the web. Until next time, this is icyou, the source for health videos online. Go to icyou.com for more information.
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