Saturday, January 24, 2009

Science and the Obama Administration

"For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost." Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Speech, January 20, 2009.

In a story written by By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor, entitled FDA Allows First Test of Human Stem Cell Therapy and displayed on, Ms. Fox reports that "Geron Corp, a California biotechnology company, said it plans a clinical trial to try to use the stem cells to regrow nerve tissue in patients with crushed, but not severed, spinal cords."

The effects of the new Administration of Barack Obama are becoming reality in only a few days. After eight long dark years of the Neanderthal thinking of the Bush Administration, America can again become the world leaders in research and technology supported by science. In the Bush Mind, Science was like a demon that should be feared, thank God that America now has a leader that realizes the importance of scientific endeavors. If Genron is successful in their experiments countless people paralyzed by debilitating spinal cord injuries may walk again. Because of the the narrow minded thinking of the Republicans and the Bush Administration, Stem Cell Research was hindered, leaving America far behind in scientific research that could lead to countless cures for all sorts of sickness and injuries. Americans with disabilities and injuries that scientific companies might find a cure for in stem cells will have suffered longer than necessary because of the eight dark, backward thinking years of Republican Control.

In the article written by Maggie Fox, she quotes Geron Chief Executive Dr. Thomas Okarma said in a telephone briefing,"For us, it marks the dawn of a new era in medical therapeutics. This approach is one that reaches beyond pills and scalpels to achieve a new level of healing,"

The Administration of Barack Obama also marks the dawn of a new Era in many aspects of American life. In only a few short days, the evidence of a more productive society spurred by intellectual thought and scientific research has already begun.

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