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Stem Cell Battles - Proposition 71 and Beyond: How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease by Don C Reed is a moving account of the journey that brought the California Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) into existence through the tireless efforts of passionate individuals, and the ray of hope these efforts give to the victims of chronic diseases in America and all over the world. Stem Cell Battles gives the layman a deep insight into stem cell research, its central role in the fight against chronic diseases, and the challenges the research faces. You do not have to be a medical expert or a scientist of any form to enjoy and benefit from this book. The book is written for ordinary folks to understand. The battle against chronic diseases is a tough one, but not one that is lost and, through such efforts like Proposition 71, we are moving in the right direction.
Stem cell research is geared towards fighting the most deadly of diseases that we face today including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s and many more. With each new step reached on this journey, there is more hope for mankind. Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond by Don C Reed is a truly worthy read for everybody interested in appreciating stem cell research and the promise it holds in the fight against these deadly diseases. The book does not downplay the challenges that are still ahead in this fight or give false hope. It is, however, a reminder and an assuring ray of hope that the battle has not been lost. It is a deeply insightful and engaging read that is very relevant, especially in current times when the fight against chronic diseases is more urgent than ever before.