Nancy, a Young Keeper of the Gate, with daughter Alix, a Builder of the Future. Alix hopes that Hadassah's research will find a cure for juvenile diabetes.
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to treat and cure
serious chronic illnesses plaguing over a hundred million Americans.
These diseases include cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s,
Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is sometimes misleadingly
called therapeutic cloning. SCNT is a method of creating stem cells for
research. SCNT enables scientists to create tailor made, genetically
identical cells from a patient’s own DNA, so the person’s body is less
likely to reject the new cells. SCNT is NOT reproductive cloning.
Hadassah’s laboratories have already seen breakthroughs in
Parkinson’s disease and early progress in multiple sclerosis and
Israel has a carefully regulated but accessible atmosphere for stem
cell research that has kept it in the forefront of this field. Hadassah
scientists have been awarded funding for stem cell research through
America’s National Institutes of Health under grants available abroad.
Amy, a Young Keeper of the Gate is looking to Hadassah for a cure for her sister's MS
Broad Support for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
This is not a partisan issue—it is about saving lives. Elected officials
from both political parties support embryonic stem cell research.
The National Academy of Sciences and 40 American Nobel
Laureates endorse stem cell research.
All major streams of Judaism support stem cell research.
Embryos that are being used for embryonic stem cell research are
those that have been discarded by in vitro fertility clinics, and would
otherwise be destroyed.