Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Too many cells." -- Thanks for Nothing Pyongyang: A Feminist Tragicomedy

Grandpa told me that only a certain sort of lady drinks beer out of the bottle. Similarly, I believe only a certain kind of lady would bother writing about a difficulty with the Bush Administration on a blog. I'm keeping my ladyhood in tact today, but I am thinking it's a damn shame medicine is blocked from using stem cells and stem cell research to its fullest healing/prevention capacity.

Everyone's heard of the concept of cryogenically freezing one's dead body, and thanks to a recent This American Life episode, the topic may be fresh in our minds. Well, we might not all fancy the idea of being raised from the dead, but these people: Celle Client Testimonial are now helping women cryogenically freeze their own stem cells (from the cha cha, so to speak) that they may be able to use them to their future advantage in treating diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s that may spring up in themselves or family members.

Dang. Remember when the government froze Scully’s ovum on the X-Files? I do. Vital stem cell freezing is kind of like that but mostly better, because maybe now you won’t die super young. And omg, you can harvest them yourself, look:
I read this press release about it (note celle/c’elle as oh such a witty little triumph for some medical business advertiser):

Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood

July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.

Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.

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1 comment:

BillyWarhol said...


I'm all for Embryonic Stem Cell Research + this sounds like another Good Option to Treat + perhaps Cure those Horrible Diseases that we all face*

;)) Peace*