Nice post ELK. We would be light years ahead just like the animals with the stem cells had it not been for the Bush years of limited research. In Germany they are doing wonders with the spinal cord injury stem cell repairs and we can only hope that our research we catch up soon. Not that I am a fan of Obama but he did pave the wave for new and up coming therapies. The only question is who and what age bracket will be able to benifit from stem cell therapies as the way it is the new health care bill will limit care.