Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Got milk? Part II

I have just learned that Wisconsin is falling behind in a critical area of stem cell research. Yes, we're losing to the Japanese in the area of adult stem cell treatment for breast enhancement.

Stem cells, which have the potential to change into any cells in the body, are found in embryos, but the most plentiful supply in adults is from body fat. When body fat is transferred to the breasts, the stem cells enable the fat to grow its own blood supply, thus becoming an integral part of the breast rather than a foreign object.

Dozens of women in Japan have received the enlargements during trials. This month, German authorities gave approval to the process. Under EU rules, this means that the procedure is now legal throughout Europe, including Britain.
I am shocked and saddened that our governor would allow UW researchers to fall behind in this type of stem cell research. If Doyle isn't going to push for this type of stem cell research, what was the point of beating Mark Green anyway? After all, we were told the election was about stem cell research, and here is stem cell research that needs to be done.

I personally am available to assist in the scientific measurement of the "before" and "after" case studies.