We wonder always at stem cell research, but how much do we really know?
It has a tremendous power and we have seen the results of a girl whose eyes didn’t work properly because the cord which connects the signals coming from her eyes, didn’t quite connect with the visual cortex. Stem cells were injected and now she is getting the joy of vision.
Let’s step back a bit. Supposing you couldn’t see? Would you go the lengths of having an experimental surgery in a foreign country where there are fewer governmental rules about medical procedures, before they are allowed to be enacted?
People from the United States go to get expensive surgeries done in the country of India because the surgery and the return flight there doesn’t cost as much as the surgery alone would cost in this country.
We have some thinking to do…
A little Asian bird told me that nightingale poop does wonders for the skin, along with pineapple slices, applied directly to the face. Along with these unconventional things, Japanese women have been drinking collagen extract to improve the texture of their skin. This has been proven to work and also has a very beneficial effect on the joints in someone’s body. I am wondering if people in America will be ready to scoop bird poop for their skin…
Lasik is no longer the only way to revive eyes without eye glasses or contact lenses. A new pioneering method involves the placing of a new generation of implantable “Crystalens” which can improve vision to 20/15! These lens are intraocular lenses (IOLs) which help restore all-distance vision to aging eyes. These are being offered by Dr Paul Dougherty, who has been working in Lasik surgery for a number of years now and has offices all over the Los Angeles/Ventura County area.
Here we are in the 21st century and there are getting to be more and more wonderful life-saving and disease-combating materials becoming available to us as new innovators hit the scene.
Not only are there real cures for deadly diseases and surgeries which are totally less-invasive (laproscopic procedures), but ideas are coming in thick and fast. Already a Dr Dougherty has eclipsed the popular eye-surgery, “lasik” with a new technique for attaching a new technology contact lens on top of the iris, giving some patients vision better than 20-15!
Medical thinking has never had it so good. Now a Dr Shah has perfected a method for innoculating vaccine against the build-up of plaque in the arteries, thereby reducing the threat of heart-attack by a factor of 40%! This is incredible and will certainly go a long way towards keeping people alive a lot longer. Already people are talking about 60 years of age being the new 30 in California, and the cost of medical care has skyrocketed since there are so many more people surviving deadly diseases and living longer.
At the same time, the medical profession has become a real growth industry and, while the economic world is on the verge of a real downturn, medicine is a growth industry, and anyone involved in it is guaranteed a viable income for life.
However, this trend has one rather strange aspect to it. The longer we all live, and the fitter and healthier we all become in old age, the higher the price is put on the physical defense of our lifestyles.
What I mean by this is that the more we live to a ripe old age, the less interested we will become in going after the villains and defending innocent citizens against crime, and going to war to fight terrorism. So we will soon have to add this to our agenda, if we want to continue to thrive in the year 2010.
Right now we have a universe of breathing, living, seeing, thinking and communicating beings. We should make it a priority to seek out an answer to this problem.