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  • STEM CELLS
Winning Issue » STEM CELLS


Stem cells are the primordial cells of human beings. These self-renewing, undifferentiated cells can mature into any of the 210 different cell types which make up the tissues and organs of the human body. In 1998, scientists learned how to harvest stem cells from human embryos. In theory, stem cells have the potential to supply fresh transplant material to replace the cells that are lost to many incurable illnesses including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer and diabetes. In fact, scientists have created insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells from embryonic stem cells, a big step towards curing diabetes. It is believed stem cells can also be used to repair spinal cord injuries and to cure or replace ailing hearts and livers. All told, these major advancements in regenerative medicine could improve the lives of more than 100 million Americans.

Over time, technical advances have enabled embryonic stem cells to be produced without using embryos. Transplanting genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose own DNA had been removed, enables scientists to clone adult cells into embryonic stem cells. Called pluripotent stem cells, these cells are easier to make, provide an unlimited supply of material, and are free of the ethical concerns regarding the destruction of human embryos. Pluripotent stem cells can grow into almost any tissue that is genetically identical to a patient. Advocates say the rapid advancements in stem cell research prove revolutionary treatments for illness and injury are close at hand. They say the pace of these advancements depend on the amount of funding dedicated to regenerative medicine research.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.64 - Patients First Act of 2019
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Jim Banks (IN)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current stem cell research policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support requiring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support stem cell research by:

    1.) Conducting and supporting basic and applied research to develop techniques for the isolation, derivation, production, testing, and human clinical use of stem cells that may result in improved understanding of, or treatments for, diseases and other adverse health conditions.

    2.) Prohibiting the creation of a human embryo for research purposes, the destruction or discarding of, or risk of injury to, a human embryo.

    3.) Requiring the NIH to report on peer-reviewed stem cell research proposals that were not funded.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jim Banks (IN) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support requiring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support stem cell research by:

    1.) Conducting and supporting basic and applied research to develop techniques for the isolation, derivation, production, testing, and human clinical use of stem cells that may result in improved understanding of, or treatments for, diseases and other adverse health conditions.

    2.) Prohibiting the creation of a human embryo for research purposes, the destruction or discarding of, or risk of injury to, a human embryo.

    3.) Requiring the NIH to report on peer-reviewed stem cell research proposals that were not funded.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jim Banks (IN) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Jim Banks (IN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.64 - Patients First Act of 2019.

If elected as a trustee, Research!America will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for increased funding for therapeutic stem cell research and development.

Mission: The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We urge Congress and the administration to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) at levels that keep pace with scientific opportunity. We also advocate for federal funding for global health research and a legislative and regulatory climate that stimulates growth in private sector research and development.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022