Actor Michael J Fox made a trip to Washington, DC, this morning (13JUL05)
to press on with his campaign to lift US President George W Bush's restrictions
on embryonic stem cell research.
Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, spoke at a Capitol Hill news
conference in the hopes that a change can be made after his tireless
He said, "Embryonic stem cell research holds enormous promise. More
federal funding and more lines are needed or progress will stall."
Stem cell research on human embryos holds the most promise in the search
for cures for a list of diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes
and some types of cancer.
The Senate is considering a House-passed bill to lift Bush's 2001
restrictions on federal funding for such studies, but the measure is facing
stiff resistance from conservatives who believe the process is unethical
because it destroys
DANA REEVE, widow of SUPERMAN star Christopher Reeve, was expected to
appear with Fox today but had to cancel for family reasons. Her husband's
spinal cord injury is one condition for which embryonic stem cell research
holds the promise of a