Roy Horn of the famous Siegfried and Roy duo is headed off the Germany for some therapy to regain mobility lost since he suffered the attack by a lion in October 2003. Good news is, the therapy will be using his own adult stem cells. Since his own stem cells will be used there will be no worries about tissue rejection and there will be no need for any of those costly anti-rejection medications! Also, this is another example that adult stem cell research is years ahead of embryonic stem cell research, which has yet to be advanced in any human clinical trials.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.