How to get the full text of that article about stem cell-based vision treatments

If you don’t have academic access to full-text articles in scientific journals, you generally have a very hard time getting them. Believe me… I know what that’s like. In fact, the saga of my odyssey to OHSU to try to get a journal article is coming up in the posts! But if you want to read the entire article that was mentioned a couple of posts down (and you really should,) a science professional has very graciously stepped up and offered to send the PDF to all requesters. So here’s what you do. Copy and paste:


and replace the at with @; you know the drill. We’re trying to evade the evil spambots. Request the article:

Stem cell treatment of degenerative eye disease.

Don’t forget to thank Irv! 🙂

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Cathy Danielson

In 2011, my life was shattered when I was diagnosed with a mysterious, incurable disease that always ends in blindness. The only hope on the horizon was a drug that broke all barriers in early testing. This drug, which replaces damaged cells in the eye, comes from the new class of stem cell based treatments that could cure the incurable, providing hope for patients with cancer, heart failure, ALS, cerebral palsy, and many more fatal and disabling diseases.

I survived the disease, and I now have the only remission on record. But a remission is not a cure. The stem cell drug I need for a real cure is now rapidly moving towards approval in the rest of the world, but in the USA, it—and all other cellular therapies-- are still stuck behind prejudice, ignorance, and lack of funding. Hundreds of millions of desperate patients with incurable diseases need these drugs.

That’s why I’ve gone on to fight for greater public education on stem cell drugs, knowing that our laws must be changed so that all of us can get access to the best treatments instead of our health and our lives being held hostage by special interests.

I’m now a patient advocate whose work on stem cells and patients’ rights has been published in outlets such as the Oregonian. I am a manager at popular science and financial blog and a frequent speaker at many venues across the spectrum, including churches, scientific conferences, and atheist groups, and everything in between. I’m also an advocate for Right to Try laws that would allow access to experimental medication for terminal patients at the state level. Read the entire story in my upcoming book, And the Blind Shall See: A Skeptic Patient Surprised by Faith, Science, Family, and Miracle Cures.
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