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How much could the government and taxpayers say if we could cure millions of Americans diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Pulled out of the question at the heart of stem cell research we're joined now by two very special guest.
Democrat for the president of the New England Patriots the -- group and the chair of these stem cell task force.
-- Children's Hospital Boston doctor blood -- director of the Children's Hospital Boston.
-- stem cell program John thank you to both of you for for joining me this afternoon and I first want to ask you Jonathan.
Besides the obvious Boston connection here between the patriots in the hospital.
Why -- so passionate about this particular program.
At the hospitals -- -- it's a great question and there are so few opportunities in life where you can get involved.
In helping a nonprofit in this case Children's Hospital Boston and doctors on a doctor Daley in their work and at the same time.
While you're helping create cures for diseases.
Actually I think help our country economically we have so few competitive advantages left.
And the intellectual capital around the life sciences here in this country.
And if we're able -- create pictures that I believe we will will cause lots it will -- will help us cure lots of social ills here.
But I think also helped create a huge economic opportunity for our country to export those -- around the world we'll -- -- doctors on -- brings up exporting you know that the therapies around the world the French.
But 'cause of certain political regimes in this country are a little bit ahead of the Americans and the confidence you've got a very ambitious goal at the hospital you want to actually treat patients.
What these therapies within five years do you really think you can achieve that doctor.
Well my colleagues and I at Children's Hospital have been able to develop stem cell technology where we can take.
A skin cell or even a blood cell and converted back to something that it believes it's an embryonic stem cell.
And that embryonic stem -- can make all the tissues and organs of the body.
So we hope we can change the way that bio medicine is done by actually.
Treating patients by taking good cells from -- -- himself and actually putting them into organs that are diseased and fix that.
And we think that that we'll give somebody their lifetime of health and so we do think that.
We are able to compete and that we do have a lot of technology that's -- that will be helpful to the world.
We know Jonathan funding is a big issue of course for stem cell research and then.
Many stem cell companies given the public versions of stem cell research did not have government funding now the government is -- stepping in.
With programs but still there was a lot of funding shortages in particular.
The Boston hospital how do you think that we can cope with that get enough funding into the hospital to push -- the -- -- -- it's -- it's a great question.
We actually in order that the public we feel isn't as well educated about stem cells as they should be.
And if they were things like this health care bill that just got past would have definitely put more resource it's towards the life sciences.
And creating cures so we've established a web site.
Dot Children's Hospital dot -- and if you go there you can learn all about the basics in layman's terms and if you choose to give.
You have the opportunity to give to doctors on a doctor -- is worth one dollar -- million dollars.
Any anything really to make a huge difference and most importantly I think the more the public gets educated.
The more we can get public officials to understand.
That for much less than a trillion dollars we can actually provide cures not treatments -- cures for very costly -- -- you.
Was I why do want to ask doctors on about kind of you know doctors on you're dealing with the problem.
The -- misconception of stem cell research what's the biggest misconception you want to clarify right.
Now our viewers.
Well when I'm out on the soccer field I have parents come up to me and today.
Think about embryonic stem cells then when they're thinking of an embryo what they're really visualizing as the fetus.
Human that's been pretty well formed but at the time when we're doing our embryonic stem cell research it's really -- -- of cells that is not made -- nervous system not made any organs at all.
And I think that these types of misconceptions.
Just our fuel and keep on going and going and that's one of the reasons why we haven't -- ahead in the stem cell field as much as we should.
So I'm hoping that the web -- that.
Against themselves Children's Hospital dot org will actually allow people to have a basic stem cell 101 at a very basic level and really understand what the field -- And also hear about all the new technology that we're doing a Children's Hospital.
Doctor we've shown it twice during that segment I get before I let the bug and he got -- I have to ask you help the team that'd do.
This fall I mean it's going to be bad thing got -- -- is ticket prices are going up a lot of the statins what's your best guess about patriots there.
Well we always feel like good we're gonna go into every game and -- -- game but it's a long way between now and September we feel we had a great draft him.
Coach Belichick -- -- saw earlier today has a big spring in his step so that's always a good sign and mr.
Brady's ready for the -- right.
Absolutely he's he's a 100% and he was here the last two days he looks great also.
All right Jonathan Pratt the president and everything patrons and doctors on from Children's Hospital Boston -- it's about that these are appreciated Tibetan government.
Thank you -- and thank you.
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