I don't think stem cell research has progressed nearly that far yet. As far as I've heard, they're just starting to try a few things with mice. It's a long process to get something completed, tested and approved, and testing on mice is a very early step in the process.
And yes, due to the objections of some (who seem to believe stem cell research promotes abortion), the progress in stem cell research has been very slow. Scientists in this country were banned from using any new strains of human cells if they receive any government grants (most do), and the two existing strains that were deemed acceptable for use both have cellular problems, as I understand it.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."