a recently reported study shows that stem cells can reverse paralysis in rats. awesome. other studies have shown exciting results with pancreatic cancer. and dementia. and alzheimer's. unfortunately, it's gonna take another 20 years or so before any of those things can be realized as honest to goodness treatments that honest to goodness people can benefit from. it's quite likely that sometime in the next 20 years someone i know will need such a treatment. if they die because they were unlucky enough to get sick just a few years before the treatment becomes available, i'm gonna be really fucking pissed off. on the other hand, if bush gets stricken, i'm gonna laugh my ass off. banning stem cell research for 8 years is gonna seem pretty stupid. 'course he'll have no regrets. going to heaven is a reward for him. it's something he has in common with all them other terrorists.