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Endangered Species Set for Stem Cell Rescue

Animals  (tags: stem cell, rescue, species, biology )

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In a novel marriage of conservation and modern biology, scientists have created stem cells from two endangered species, which could help ensure their survival.

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Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday September 5, 2011, 12:49 am
Thanks Suzane.

Shirley S (187)
Monday September 5, 2011, 12:57 am

sheila l (116)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:37 am
stem cell research is the science of the future; it will cure many ailments and diseases.
Already, they grow stem cells from your own cells that are healthy to help fight off diseases and some are used in surgery rather than replacing joints with stainless steel parts.

Cheree M (46)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:41 am
Noted, TY

Carol H (229)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:51 am
noted, thanks Suzane

Vukan Simic (121)
Monday September 5, 2011, 8:01 am
Thanks Suzane!

Claire F (65)
Monday September 5, 2011, 10:34 am
This will be fantastic if it's successful!

. (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 11:25 am
Noted with thanks Suzane. . .

Diana P (12)
Monday September 5, 2011, 12:01 pm
Great news. TY for the info

Bonny G (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 12:10 pm
Rescued for what? Where will they do that simple task called living? The large species, especially predators, are all hanging perilously close to extinction due to over-population of: Homo SAPiens.

Petra M (259)
Monday September 5, 2011, 2:32 pm
noted, thanks Suzane !

Past Member (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 2:41 pm
Good to see stem cell research going to animals instead of the humans who destroy them.

Hege Torset (43)
Monday September 5, 2011, 3:49 pm

Justin R (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:03 pm
Scientists rely too much on stem cells; KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) don't destroy animals and their environment in the first place - but this would not assure a guaranteed income....

pam w (139)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:30 pm's all well and good to say "don't destroy animals and their environment in the first place" but keep in mind that we're going to lose drills in the wild because loggers cut trees and hunters with automatic weapons use the logging roads to slaughter drills for "bush meat."

Drills live in Cameroon and Nigeria...two poor countries. Poor people there make money by utilizing the resources their countries provide.

Look what WE have done to our we have the "right" to tell Nigeria and Cameroon how to run their lives?

OF COURSE I DO NOT AGREE WITH SLAUGHTERING ANIMALS. However, until someone can think of a way to provide poor Africans with a living wage....we'd better make sure we have a way to preserve a good genetic pool of animals so that they might possibly be sent back to the wild in some future.

Without the efforts of those scientists, combined with captive breeding programs by accredited zoos, Species Survival Plans and local educators in these countries....thousands of species will be lost, including rhinos and drills.


Caroline Vimla (16)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:43 pm
The only reason I support stem cell research is for this not for human species to benefit from it. What is the point of saving human lives when they are not even endangered?? In fact, the single species that is a danger to all other species is the human species!

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 5:52 pm
Stem cells could save endangered species.

marie C (163)
Monday September 5, 2011, 5:56 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:17 pm
Here's hoping they can pull this by-pass of extinction off... Next, we should see if we have enough recoverable DNA to restore the thylocine (Tasmanian tiger) and passenger pigeon?

pam wilkerson (14)
Monday September 5, 2011, 7:57 pm
Noted and thanks for posting this.

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Monday September 5, 2011, 9:11 pm
Suzane thank you for this facinating news. I agree with pam w. ... good comments !

Angela Weber (27)
Monday September 5, 2011, 9:52 pm
Wow. Interesting. Hopefully this will help these amazing creatures survive and flourish.

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:15 am

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 5:11 am
Where do people think that they get the Stem Cells? from other animals that they (scientists) kill!!!

To all you scientists you are NOT GOD this will NOT WORK!!!

pam w (139)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 8:28 am
So, Ruth...are you saying you'd refuse to save yourself or your child by using any stem cell-based technology?

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 3:14 am
Thank you. I hope it works!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:18 am
Interesting! Wonder whether it would work. It sure would be exciting if it did. However, there may be better ways to prevent extinction, like taking better care of our planet.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday September 16, 2011, 12:06 pm
Hopeful, ty Suzane

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 6:58 pm
Keep up the good work and save these animals. They deserve to be protected.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 2:36 pm
We need to save these animals but with stem cell, what happens. Will they be forever in captivity and display? That is no life for these animals. We need less humans on this earth and more animals and the humans left on this earth to learn to respect and nurish the animals. Not to eat them, use them for entertainment or research.
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