Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dr. Mehment Oz Squashes The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate On Oprah Show Yesterday

Yesterday on Oprah Dr. Oz explains to Oprah and Michael J. Fox why embryonic stem cell research is dangerous and won't cure Parkinson's, but Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell research will!

But of course Oprah being uber liberal summarizes Dr. Oz’s argument for adult stem cells with two short paragraphs, hidden 11 pages deep in a 13 page summary of the show found on

Thanks to recent scientific discoveries, Dr. Oz says stem cells aren’t the only solution. ‘We went to a place we never thought we would go. I can take a little bit of your skin, take those cells and get them to go back in time so they’re like they were when you were first made.’”

“Dr. Oz says these skin cells, which contain your genes and are less prone to cancer, will be the ones that are ultimately used to cure Parkinson’s. ‘I think we’re single digit years away from making a big impact in the lives of [people with] Parkinson’s disease, but also diabetics and heart attack victims,’” not only avoided quoting Oz as saying “the stem cell debate is dead,” but carefully avoided the words “stem cell” and “embryonic’ when quoting or summarizing his remarks.

Oz did in fact say stem cells were the solution, but instead of backing ESCR, he advocated adult stem cells as the future of medical breakthroughs. (Source)


JanaBanana said...


Anonymous said...

Great job. Admittedly I am not well versed in the stem cell debate but I am looking for reading material on it if you can point me to it.

Conservative Black Woman said...

Afrocity~BTW, I love your blog!

Here is the information your requested:

Supporting documents:
- Downloadable PDF of successful adult stem cell treatments of Parkinson's patients, including a study where the patients reduced 83% of symptoms!

- More information on iPS research under #1 of article: "9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story"

Click here to see the entire Oprah segment:

More stem cell info at

Anonymous said...

Very happy about this. At least Oz(he's so handsome)is willing to tell the truth. Even back in the early 2000s I heard about successful treatments in South Korea using adult stem cells. And just remember, there was never a ban on embryonic stem cells research, there was just a ban on using government money to fund research. Apparently, private money was no good for this, only tax payers' money!? Thank you Pres. Bush for not allowing this.

Constructive Feedback said...


I hope that you don't think that this news is going to have those who are convinced that Stem Cell Research is the way to go AND THAT those who oppose Stem Cell Research are Conservative Cave Men are going to back off of their drive? Do you?

So much of the conflict in our society are actually PROXY FIGHTS. "Stem Cells" are but the precipitating issue around which we fight. Those who have vested so much of their drive into advancing stem cell research are going to see this POSSIBLE solution as nothing more than an attempt to derail stem cell research and thus they will demand their continued focus - embryos be damned.