AND WILL THE ANTISEMITES BOYCOTT THIS ALSO: Clinical Trials on Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Clinical Trials on Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Clinical trials have just begun on a new Israeli technology by TAU scientists to help patients suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
By Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R

First Publish: 9/21/2011, 12:55 PM

 

NurOwn stem cell technology

NurOwn stem cell technology
Israel news photo: TAU

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have announced they are launching clinical trials on a new technology intended to
protect the human brain from neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Developed by Professor Daniel Offen and Professor Eldad Melamed of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Felsenstein Medical Research Center, the technology has been taking to the patent-pending stage.

It works like this: Stem cells are extracted from a patient’s own bone marrow and differentiated into astrocyte-like cells. These cells are responsible for the well-being of the brain’s neurons.

The cells release neurotrophic factors, or neuroprotectants, which have been shown to play a key role in reducing the progress of ALS, a debilitating disease characterized by the progressive degeneration of motor neurons that results in paralysis of a patient’s limbs and organ functions.

Because the original cells are drawn from the patients themselves, said Offen, the body should have no adverse reactions.

The research appeared in the Journal of Stem Cells Reviews and Reports, and a number of other publications. 

According to the researchers, it took 10 years to develop the technology, which was then licensed to BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics – a spinoff of TAU — to develop it into a clinical-grade product. It is now called “NurOwn” and is being used in a clinical trial at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The product will also be used in clinical trials at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Although the current study targets ALS, Offen added that the cells have the potential to treat a broad range of neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

NETANYAHU MUST HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRAITOR LIVNI

by Felix Quigley

February 25, 2009

It is a great betrayal that Netanyahu is carrying out…seeking an allaince with the arch traitor Livni when Netanyahu has been given a majority by the Israeli people if his votes are counted with parties on the patriotic Jewish side.

Livni represents the most dangerous and reacionary side of the Israeli elite. It is totally hostile to Jewish nationalism, to Zionism, and is prepared to seek alliance with Fascist Arab forces rather than advance Jewish nationalism.

Livni represents a big danger to everything Jewish in Israel.

Livni and Sharon split Likud in order to pull every Jew out of Gaza. Livni handed Gaza to Hamas on a plate.

Then Hamas proceeded for 8 years to rocket Israel.

This is a betrayal so grievous that Netanyahu must have nothing to do with Livni.

Now I can understand some of the thinking behind Netanyahu. Let us look at his situation with realism and without dogma

1. He sees the main issue as the Iranian bomb existentialist for Jews one. If Israelis not successful in that then the game is up for the Jews of Israel.

2. Netanyahu and any Jew must be extremely worried by the position of the US elite, as shown int he Obama team role in Durban 2

3. Netanyahu rightly feels Israel totally on its own. Rather than help from the US elite which is Nazi the oppsoite. Obama like Brown is heading into support for Islam land

4. Because Israel and Jews are so on their own against this mortal Iranian threat then it is natural to feel let us Israelis all unite together.

But still the Livni section of Israeli politics is so totally and ciompletely traitorous.

All of this was admirably put a few days ago by this report by DEBKAfile.

I have always argued that Fatah and Hamas would come together on a tactical basis to destroy Israel. Francisco Gil White took this position, his memorable phrase was that they are all cut from the same cloth.

And netanyahu must seek out the patriots in Israeli society and try to convince the best of the rest to go along. Livni is not a patriot I feel. She seems to me to be foremost a personal careerist.

[Begin report from Debka here]

DEBKAfile‘s military sources report that Sunday, Feb. 22, the Palestinian Authority on orders from chairman Mahmoud Abbas began releasing Hamas terrorists detained as part of his commitment to join forces with Israel to combat Palestinian terror. Abbas did not consult Israel before freeing the first batch of 21 prisoners.

In the Gaza Strip, Hamas began releasing activists of Abbas’ Fatah.

Our sources reveal that, under pressure from Washington, prime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni agreed to their transfer to the West Bank, where they took part in a conference of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s executive committee last Saturday.

DEBKAfile‘s military sources warn that the reopening of the covert corridor to terrorist traffic between the West Bank and Gaza Strip is a recipe for the revival of Palestinian attacks against central Israel, Hamas’ long-held goal.

While Israel’s unity talks stumble forward, the rival Palestinian Fatah and Hamas are on a fast-moving secret track towards a power-sharing accord.

It is Abbas’ intention to unveil his Palestinian unity administration simultaneously with the presentation of Binyamin Netanyahu’s broad national government. By this means, he expects to maneuver the Americans into non-cooperation with Israel unless its new government swallows the Hamas component of a legitimate Palestinian government.

Hamas, for its part, is making hay. Not only are the Islamist fundamentalists not asked to meet international demands and give up their avowed aim to destroy Israel, they have cornered Abbas by requiring him to give up his security partnership with the United States and Israel. He has responded with a directive to Fatah negotiators to promise that their joint regime will in time edge out of this partnership.

The undercover Palestinian moves climax Wednesday, Feb. 25 at a formal Palestinian reconciliation conference in Cairo chaired by Egypt’s intelligence minister and senior Palestinian negotiator Gen. Omar Suleiman.

Cairo has reopened Gaza’s Rafah gateway for three days as a gesture to Hamas.

Abbas is therefore moving along his own underhand track unrelated to the Palestinian pretext Kadima’s Livni is using to opt out of Netanyahu’s coalition government. She wants him to commit to the two-state solution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict as his government’s top priority. Netanyahu argues that the Olmert-Livni talks with Abbas over many months got nowhere, while the perils posed by Iran and its advance on Israel’s borders are immediate and existential.

Some of Livni’s key associates in Kadima have launched their own freelance approach to Abbas. It aims at discrediting the Netanyahu administration from the moment he presents his lineup to the president. At that moment, on their advice, Palestinian Authority leaders will announce the break-off of contacts with Israel until the new Israeli prime minister publicly states his commitment to a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel and a halt to settlement expansion.

Livni’s close circle is thus hoping to use the Palestinians as a blunderbuss to beat the Netanyahu government into accepting Kadima’s point of view or face international condemnation.

 http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=5926

 

I feel that Netanyahu needs support. We are well aware of his past betrayal over Hebron, but now he must have the feeling that groups like Israpundit etc are fighting (not just endlessly talking) inside the American ordinary people to rally behind Israel, on the clear understanding that the US elite are setting out to create a kind of havoc in the Middle East, in an attempt to emulate the old British Empire maxim, divide and rule. Obama will try to play off the Jews against Iran etc. The result for Jews could well be Holocaust. As serious as that.