Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stem Cell Documentary

The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures has produced a documentary which it says

. . .provides basic facts about stem cells and the Initiative and features interviews with leading Missouri medical experts and patient advocates.

It explains why stem cells offer the hope for cures for diseases and injuries like diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, cancer, sickle cell disease, heart disease and spinal cord injury. It also explains why the Stem Cell Initiative is needed to ensure that Missourians will continue to have equal access to any stem cell research and cures allowed under federal law.

Some political analysts believe stem cells will be THE issue in the race for U.S. Senate between incumbant Jim Talent and challenger Claire McCaskill. We're not so sure, but stem cells will likely play a role.

In any case, the documentary is scheduled to air multiple times this month. The Coalition's web site only lists air times for the week of July 10th, but we know for certain the schedule lasts through the end of July. You may also watch the half-hour documentary on-line at the web site.