This is one of those few times I wish you wouldn't have paid quite so much attention to the details!Err....didn't a certain someone offered to send me his wife's Valentine's card recently? Smile
Not to disagree with Harry but my "gut feeling" is that in regards to MS there is enough valid other research needing to be done that a negative result is not as likely to be given a second look as a positive result. Then again I got the obvious impression that the researchers were trying to promote the message that these results were VERY specific to the situations encountered, which obviously isn't a commonly occuring situation.Just one more thought: when researchers publish their findings of a success, laboratories around the world try to replicate their work -- does the same thing happen when a "failure" is announced, or is it simply marked down as a dead end and thrown in the bin?
I'm not familiar with all of the researchers in this study but isn't Freedman himself involved in stem cell reseach? If we don't read about his disposing of his cultures and moving to the Bahamas it's probably safe to assume that he himself considers this study nothing more than part of the learning process necessary to improve future stem cell treatments.