Research has repeatedly shown that the injected embryonic cells run wildly out of control. The Repair Stem Cell Institute’s position since its inception is that they never will be controllable. Here is why:
In a petri dish, embryonic stem cells (ESC) can become disciplined mature cells, but research in animals has shown repeatedly that elsewhere, the injected cells may run wildly out of control—leaving scientists scratching their heads to this very day on how to control them. The Repair Stem Cell Institute’s position since its inception is that they never will be controllable. Here is why:
The ESC is a “proliferating” stem cell which means that it is designed to do one thing: proliferate from a cell to an extremely rapidly developing blastocyst, to a fetus, to a baby---all in just nine months. The reason for that miracle is also the reason why an ESC cannot be a Repair Stem Cell. The ESC is made to PROLIFERATE.
Let’s assume you are suffering from Parkinson’s and ESC researchers train some ESCs to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms. They crush your immune system to prevent rejection, and then find a way to put them where they are needed --- in your brain, probably through your spinal canal. Lo and behold, its working --- your symptoms are reduced and you can sense it.
But the stem cells that were trained to repair your Parkinson’s are NOT made to repair, they are made to proliferate.
Had your doctors used Repair (adult) Stem Cells (RSC) for your therapy, those cells would tend to stick around where needed and grow so that they could be strong enough to fight your symptoms for weeks or months. But ESCs have no interest in sticking around and helping --- they have but one interest, to grow into a baby.
Those cells will try to fulfill their destiny, but the environment will not allow it. The brain is not a uterus or a womb, and therefore not friendly to proliferation. But ESCs don’t care. The result: They die or proliferate into tumors. Given their location, they will be brain tumors.
To summarize --- this is how far ESCs research has to go:
- Discover a way to avoid the need to destroy the patient’s immune system.
- Discover a way to “teach” these cells to continue to repair rather than proliferate, or
- Discover a way to “turn off” the cells before they become tumors.
- Discover a way to avoid the enormous cost in time and money to produce a trained ESC, something embryonic scientists never mention. America’s largest embryonic stem cell company tells investors quite clearly, in an SEC-required document, that the cost of its product may be too high to sell.
Even as the future of embryonic stem cells has dimmed to the point of invisibility, RSC research has scored major wins consistently over the past seven years, wins that are, by now, uncountable. There are well over 100 diseases whose symptoms have responded to RSC therapies with no immune suppression, no tumors and no deaths. These advances never involve ESC, and never will.
If you would like to learn more about Repair (adult) Stem Cells, be sure to see our Stem Cells 101 Video Series that covers the basics of stem cell treatment and our soon to be released Stem Cells 102 Video that explains in even more detail why embyronic stem cells will never be successful!