Another one for ADULT stem cells

Fresh from Berlin is news that a patient has been completely cured from leukaemia using her own stem cells taken from the umbilical cord that had been saved and stored after she was born.  This isn't just a case of returning to health, but being five years on, doctors say there is no evidence of leukaemia cells in her body.

As reported in LifeSiteNews “The procedure was reportedly performed in 2005 on a four-year-old girl whose chemotherapy treatment had failed and who had a prognosis of only three months to live.”

Stem cells are the very building blocks of our body and in their pluripotent stage, have the potential to become any part of the body.  The term 'adult stem cells' is used to describe stem cells taken from fat, bone marrow and the umbilical cord after a baby is born — there is no loss of life using adult stem cells.  Embryonic stem cells however, are taken from a human baby at the earliest stage of development and the removal of these stem cells causes the baby to die.

So how medically effective are these different source types of stem cells?

Embryonic: NIL
Adult: Hundreds

And yet deadly embryonic stem cell research is the one that gets the funding despite not having been proven to have produced a treatment or cure to date.