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  • Stem cell patient ACCIDENTALLY grows a NOSE on her back eight years after surgeons injected tissue

    07/10/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:55 EST, 9 July 2014 | By Emily Payne
    A woman has developed a nose-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed. At the Hospital de Egas Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, the unnamed woman, a U.S. citizen, had tissue from her nose implanted in her spine. Doctors hoped the cells would develop into neural cells and help repair the nerve damage to the woman's spine. But the treatment failed. However, last year, eight years after the stem cell operation, the woman, then 28, complained of increasing pain in the area. Doctors discovered a three-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue,...
  • [European] Commission rejects citizens’ campaign to ban stem cell funding

    05/29/2014 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 29.05.14 @ 09:16 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission has dismissed a campaign to scrap funding for stem cell research and reproductive health services. The demand was made by the “One of Us” campaign, the second citizens’ initiative to reach the 1 million signatures required under the Lisbon treaty. The campaign, which has been backed by Popes Francis and Benedict, the current and former heads of the Catholic church, and backed by a number of religious organizations, sought to ban the use of EU funds for research, foreign aid programs and public health activities that are linked to the destruction of human embryos. …
  • Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

    09/12/2013 12:22:25 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 September 2013 | James Gallagher
    The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say. They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack. However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led to tumours forming in mice. Stem cell experts said it was a "cool" study, but would need to be much more controlled before leading to therapies.
  • Could it be a 'cure'? Breakthrough prompts Down syndrome soul-searching

    08/12/2013 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2013 | JoNel Aleccia
    Jawanda Mast helps her daughter Rachel, 14, write thank you notes Rachel has Downs Syndrome. In the 14 years since her daughter, Rachel, was born with Down syndrome, Jawanda Mast has always been clear that she’d change the condition if she could. “I couldn’t love her more, but I would give almost anything to take away that extra chromosome,” the Olathe, Kansas, mom wrote on her blog. “While I may know she’s perfect, the world doesn’t.” But when Massachusetts scientists announced recently that they’ve found a way to silence the chromosome that causes trisomy 21, also known as Down...
  • Human organs 'could be grown in animals within a year'

    06/20/2013 7:05:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | Julian Ryal
    A panel of scientists and legal experts appointed by the government has drawn up a recommendation that will form the basis of new guidelines for Japan's world-leading embryonic research. There is widespread support in Japan for research that has raised red flags in other countries. Scientists plan to introduce a human stem cell into the embryo of an animal – most likely a pig – to create what is termed a "chimeric embryo" that can be implanted into an animal's womb. That will then grow into a perfect human organ, a kidney or even a heart, as the host animal...
  • Fighting fat with fat: Stem cell discovery identifies potential obesity treatment

    02/05/2013 11:04:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | Feb 05, 2013 | Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Ottawa scientists have discovered a trigger that turns muscle stem cells into brown fat, a form of good fat that could play a critical role in the fight against obesity. The findings from Dr. Michael Rudnicki's lab, based at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, were published today in the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism. "This discovery significantly advances our ability to harness this good fat in the battle against bad fat and all the associated health risks that come with being overweight and obese," says Dr. Rudnicki, a senior scientist and director for the Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for...
  • Geron drops brain cancer drug, plans layoffs (40% of workforce)

    12/04/2012 12:24:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MedCity News / Reuters ^ | December 3, 2012 | Vidya P L Nathan
    Geron Corp confirmed it will discontinue development of an experimental drug to treat cancer that has spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body and also cut about 40 percent of its workforce, after patients failed to respond to the drug in a mid-stage study. The company said it will now focus on the development of another drug candidate, imetelstat, as a treatment for blood cancers and some types of solid tumors. The brain cancer drug, GRN1005 and imetelstat's development in blood cancers were the only hopes that Geron's shareholders had after the company warned investors in September that...
  • Another Korean Stem Cell Study Scandal

    05/31/2012 3:41:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | May 31, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    At the height of the great Embryonic Stem Cell Hype, Hwang Woo-suk fraudulently claimed to have created human cloned embryos and derived stem cells therefrom. He paid a price in reputation but not his freedom, despite obtaining research grants under false pretenses. Now, another Korean stem cell scientist stands accused of falsifying research reports. From the Korea Times story: A stem cell researcher at Seoul National University (SNU) is suspected of fabricating 14 studies submitted to international scientific journals for publication, the school said Monday. The misconduct of the researcher, if proven to be true, could deal a severe blow...
  • UPDATED: Experts Divided on Texas Medical Board's Plan to Regulate Stem Cell Treatments

    04/14/2012 11:42:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 12 April 2012 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    Enlarge Image Governor Rick Perry Credit: Gage Skidmore Tomorrow the Texas Medical Board will decide whether to sign off on what's said to be the first state-level policy imposing oversight on the medical use of experimental treatments using adult stem cells. The hotly debated plan has drawn mixed views from the scientific community over whether it's a good way to raise standards—and has generated confusion in the media. Some experts say the rule will allow unscrupulous doctors to evade review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it may clear methods that haven't been rigorously examined. But others...
  • CA: Stem cell institute to work with foreign agencies

    04/01/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/1/12 | David Perlman
    California's $3 billion stem cell agency, now more than 7 years old, has joined research partnerships with science and health agencies in eight foreign countries, the San Francisco institute announced. The agreements call for collaboration in efforts aimed at speeding stem cell research from the laboratory to the hospital, where researchers hope that basic human cells will be programmed to treat scores of human degenerative diseases. Research partnerships between American and foreign stem cell scientists are encouraged, but the California institute's funds would only be spent within the state, institute officials said. Alan Trounson, president of the California Institute for...
  • California's stem cell agency ponders its future

    03/18/2012 6:23:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 3/18/12 | ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer
    LOS ANGELES -- The creation of California's stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. The taxpayer-funded institute wielded the extraordinary power to dole out $3 billion in bond proceeds to fund embryonic stem cell work with an eye toward treatments for a host of crippling diseases. Midway through its mission, with several high-tech labs constructed, but little to show on the medicine front beyond basic research, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine faces an uncertain...
  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs

    02/26/2012 7:28:24 PM PST · by Dajjal · 23 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Nicholas Wade
    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.
  • Komen Also Stops Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Centers

    02/02/2012 5:23:48 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | February 1, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    In addition to stopping funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Komen for the Cure has also quietly stopped funding embryonic stem cell research centers, another concern for pro-life advocates.As LifeNews reported last July, Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer spent time examining KomenÂ’s 990 Forms for the IRS for 2010 and she found that Komen has active relationships with at least five research groups or educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of unborn children in their earliest days for stem cells that have yet to help any patients.The return showed...
  • Dolly Scientist Says Abandon Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    12/06/2011 1:59:44 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | December 5, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Ian Wilmut, the scientist who achieved international notoriety for cloning the sheep Dolly, is now urging his fellow scientists and researchers to abandon embryonic stem cell research.His comments at a conference follow on the major news that Geron, a cloning company the Obama administration funded to undertake the first human clinical trials involving embryonic-like stem cells, abruptly canceled the trials and got out of the embryonic stem cell research business.Wilmut spoke to researchers at a late November event in California and said that embryonic stem cells are not likely going to show promise because they lead to the development of...
  • Rick Perry’s Stem Cell Opportunity

    09/02/2011 6:21:14 AM PDT · by shield · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2nd, 2011 | Julia Szabo
    I am one of a growing number of Americans who find themselves increasingly frustrated with the low-tech surgical options available in this country for certain chronic medical conditions. To achieve an improved quality of life I’m willing to travel abroad for treatment, despite the fact that it’s not covered by health insurance providers. I’m in high-profile company: in early July Texas’ governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry traveled outside the United States to undergo spinal fusion surgery. The procedure included an injection of his own, adult (autologous) stem cells. Unfortunately for his fellow Americans whose lives would be greatly improved...
  • California stem cell agency's travel plans irk Jerry Brown

    08/22/2011 11:26:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/22/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, like his predecessors, ordered state agencies and departments this year to restrict employee travel, and after reviewing out-of-state travel requests, his office said most obeyed. Except, in Brown's view, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which proposed as "mission critical" about two dozen international trips, including to Paris, Amsterdam, Australia and Japan. Meeting with foreign scientists and government officials, said Robert Klein, then chairman of the stem cell research agency's independent oversight committee, was necessary to share research and pursue international funding agreements worth millions of dollars. "More than 20 million Californians live in families where a...
  • Stem cells grow fully functional new teeth [Hope for Brits]

    07/13/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | 07-13-2011 | Staff
    Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice. In order to create these teeth, Takashi Tsuji from Tokyo University of Science and his team removed two different stem cells from the molar teeth of mice. They took these stem cells to grow in the laboratory. In order to control how the teeth grew, as far as shape and length, the stem cells were placed in a mold to grow. Once the cells grew into full tooth units, the researchers then transplanted them...
  • Stem cell agency's top salaries stand out on [CA] state roster [will be asking taxpayers...]

    07/05/2011 1:32:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jack Dolan
    Reporting from Sacramento— California's stem cell research agency says it needs billions more taxpayer dollars to deliver on promised cures to major diseases. Yet at a time when other departments are cutting back spending, the agency recently agreed to pay its new boss one of the highest salaries in state government. The 50-person grant-making body will pay a Los Angeles investment banker $400,000 to serve as its new part-time board chairman, pushing the combined salaries of its two top officials to nearly $1 million per year. Santa Monica-based Saybrook Capital founder Jonathan Thomas — chosen over a former cardiologist who...
  • Vatican launches stem cell venture with US company

    06/16/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | June 16, 2011 | David Kerr
    Dr. Robin Smith, CEO of NeoStem, announces the joint venture at the Vatican on June 16, 2011 Vatican City, Jun 16, 2011 / 12:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company. The contract with U.S.-based bio-pharmaceutical firm NeoStem will advance ethical research into stem cells. “We would like to create a hotspot for scientists, benefactors, academics (and) Church leaders that will now join this group and would work together for the benefit of humanity,”Fr. Tomaz Trafny of the Vatican’s Council for Culture told CNA June 16. The deal was announced...
  • Swedish team turns skin into nerve cells

    06/07/2011 8:07:52 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/07/2011 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    A team of researchers at Lund University in southern Sweden have managed to develop nerve cells from human skin cells without using stem cells - a development described as an ethical and medical breakthrough. "This fundamentally changes how we look at mature cells and their capacity. Previously a skin cell was thought to always remain a skin cell, but we have shown that it can be any cell," said Malin Parmar, the Lund University researcher leading the study, to The Local on Tuesday. The new technique works by reprogramming connective tissue cells, so-called human fibroblasts, directly into nerve cells, opening...
  • Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture

    04/07/2011 6:14:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 10 replies
    NATURE ^ | April 6, 2011 | Mototsugu Eiraku,1, 2 Nozomu Takata,1 Hiroki Ishibashi,3 Masako Kawada,1 Eriko Sakakura,1, 2 Satoru
    Here we report the dynamic, autonomous formation of the optic cup (retinal primordium) structure from a three-dimensional culture of mouse embryonic stem cell aggregates.
  • Live human heart grown in lab using [Adult] stem cells

    04/04/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Mail Online | 04-April-2011 | By David Derbyshire
    Live human heart grown in lab using stem cells in potential transplant breakthrough By David Derbyshire Last updated at 12:22 PM on 4th April 2011 Breakthrough: Scientists are hopeful their artificial heart will be beating within days Scientists are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients. American researchers believe the artificial organs could start beating within weeks. The experiment is a major step towards the first ‘grow-your-own’ heart, and could pave the way for livers, lungs or kidneys to be made to order. The organs were created by removing muscle cells from donor organs to...
  • Girl, 4, can see for the first time thanks to miracle stem cell operation

    12/14/2010 9:44:31 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 11+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A little girl who has been blind since birth has seen her mother and father for the first time - at the age of four. Izabelle Evans can now see up to three feet in front of her after groundbreaking stem cell treatment in China costing Ł50,000. Parents James Evans and Hollie McHugh said nothing could beat the feeling of the first time their daughter looked into their eyes and said: 'mummy' and 'daddy'.
  • Latest on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Battles

    12/02/2010 9:12:12 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Latest on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Battles Court to Hear Lawsuit on Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Funds http://LifeNews.com/bio-3223 Bill to Expand Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Funds Appears Dead http://LifeNews.com/bio-3222
  • Stem Cell Treatment Gives Retired Military Service Dog New Lease on Life

    11/27/2010 9:58:37 AM PST · by algernonpj · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2010 | Foz News
    A retired military service dog is getting a new lease on life in Washington, D.C., after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment. ... The cutting-edge treatment helps dogs grow new cartilage by injecting stem cells from their own fat, normally from the abdomen, into the affected joint. The treatment takes about three days and has an 80 percent success rate, MyFoxDC.com reported.
  • U.S. OKs 2nd human study of embryonic stem cells

    11/22/2010 6:10:20 AM PST · by Skeez · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/22/2010 | MALCOLM RITTER
    NEW YORK — For only the second time, the U.S. government has approved a test in people of a treatment using embryonic stem cells — this time for a rare disease that causes serious vision loss. Advanced Cell Technology, a biotechnology company based in Santa Monica., California, said the research should begin early next year, following the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Just last month another biotech company, Geron Corp., said it had begun preliminary testing in people for treating spinal cord injuries by injecting cells derived from embryonic stem cells. Scientists hope to use...
  • 'Pro-Life' - Activist Frank Pavone: Tea-Party is the 'Home' of Defending Life

    11/18/2010 10:45:50 PM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/19/2010 | Tancred
    Famous Pro-Life Priest in a press conference in Vienna: the principle goal of the movement remains in any case, is to make abortion legally unallowable. Vienna (kath.net/KAP) An insight in the engagement of the US-American "Pro-Life" - movement was given by activist and President of "Priests for Life" - initiative, Frank Pavone this Thursday in Vienna. The principle goal of the movement remains in any case, to make abortion legally unallowable, said Pavone during an encounter with a journalist. The movement also has in any case to raise consciousness in the population: "We want to make abortion unthinkable." He could...
  • Scientists turn skin into blood in medical breakthrough; could help cancer treatment

    11/07/2010 1:05:24 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | November 08, 2010 | Kerry Sheridan
    STEM cell researchers have found a way to turn a person's skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a Canadian study published today. The method uses cells from a patch of a person's skin and transforms it into blood that is a genetic match, without using human embryonic stem cells, said the study in the journal Nature. By avoiding the controversial and more complicated processes involved with using human embryonic stem cells to create blood, this approach simplifies the process, researchers said. "What we believe we can do in the...
  • Scientists to Congress: Pass the stem cell law ... while you still can

    11/05/2010 10:10:31 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 24 replies
    The LA Times ^ | November 5, 2010 | Karen Kaplan
    In a letter sent Friday to the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the deans of American medical schools, chief executives of U.S. hospitals and heads of organizations with names like the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Society of Human Genetics said that federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research “is essential” if scientists are to succeed in turning the cells into usable treatments. “The therapeutic potential of human embryonic stem cells is remarkable and could well prove to be one of the most significant paradigm-shifting advances in the history of...
  • Appeals Court Allows Obama to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    09/28/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Appeals Court Allows Obama to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research Washington, DC -- A federal appeals court has lifted the injunction a federal judge put in place stopping President Barack Obama from forcing taxpayers to finance unproven embryonic stem cell research while scientists continue with their lawsuit against the funding. http://LifeNews.com/bio3185.html
  • Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded science

    09/18/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 16, 2010 | By Matt Bowma
    ... Human embryonic stem cell research is the $10,000 toilet seat of the 21st century. Years ago, science created a cell that appears to be, in the words of an MIT study published last month, "virtually identical" to an embryonic stem cell but is cheaper, promises better compatibility to patients and kills no embryos. These new induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) "do all the things embryonic stem cells do," explains the father of human embryonic stem cells James Thomson. Harvard's David Scadden agrees that iPSC technology "is absolutely changing the field." IPSCs "perhaps even eliminate the need for human embryos...
  • Culver: Stem cell research key to election victory

    09/10/2010 11:30:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 09/10/2010 | James Q. Lynch
    [Democrat] Gov. Chet Culver predicted his support of embryonic stem cell research will be a key to winning re-election over Republican challenger, former Gov. Terry Branstad, whose opposition represents an “extreme ideological view.” The research is important to independent voters – and Iowa has about 755,000, Culver said Sept. 10 at the Carver Biomedical Research Center on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. “I really believe we won the race in ’06 and we’ll win again in 2010 because we’re for helping those individuals who are suffering,” Culver said. Culver said the state’s $30 million investment in biomedical...
  • Statement From AAMC for Congress in respond to Stem Cell research Injunction

    09/08/2010 11:07:27 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 1 replies
    These so-call "doctors" are so greedy, no wonder they only represent less than 20 present of all doctors in the US.
  • FoxNews: Judge Won't Let Stem Cell Money Keep Flowing

    09/07/2010 10:46:15 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09-07-2010
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has turned down the Justice Department's request to temporarily delay his order that could shut down federal funding for some stem cell research. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday turned down federal officials' request for a stay. Lamberth blocked federal dollars from going to certain stem cell research on grounds the research could violate a law prohibiting use of taxpayer dollars in work that destroys a human embryo. ...
  • Obama Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding

    09/03/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 2, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Thursday September 2, 2010 Obama Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Justice Department is requesting a federal judge stay his order stopping the National Institute of Health’s embryo-destroying stem-cell research pending an appeal, saying that cutting off the money to scientists would harm their research efforts.   Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week that embryonic stem cell research projects funded by the NIH violate the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which prohibits...
  • Response to Obama Admin filing appeal of stem-cell ruling

    08/31/2010 1:59:24 PM PDT · by jeffq73 · 2 replies
    Americans United for Life ^ | 8/31/2010 | Americans United for Life
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – (8/31/10) – AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the decision by the Department of Justice to appeal an injunction of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research “not surprising, but not the biggest story here.” “Adult stem cell research has yielded incredible, life-giving results for people with many diseases and disabilities, while the stem cell lines created by destroying unborn children has provided little hope for those suffering,” Yoest noted. “Media reports indicate that more than $100 million in federal funds has been wasted on embryonic stem cell research in the last year alone. With...
  • Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law

    08/30/2010 1:36:41 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 30, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 30, 2010 Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law Senate aide: codifying Obama order "wouldn't do the trick" By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Members in both chambers of U.S. Congress are angling to alter federal law in order to undermine a district court judge's temporary injunction that effectively puts a stop to the onset of taxpayer-funded embryonic stem-cell research.U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled last Monday that Obama's March 2009 Executive Order, which permitted public funds for the research involving the destruction of embryonic human beings, directly conflicted with...
  • Justice Department to Appeal Stem-Cell Ruling

    08/24/2010 4:58:07 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-24-10 | LAURA MECKLER
    Democrats planned a fight on two fronts against a U.S. judge's ruling halting federal support for embryonic stem-cell research, filing a legal appeal and weighing legislation to restore the funding. The Justice Department said Tuesday that it would appeal the preliminary injunction issued by Judge Royce Lamberth, which put tens of millions of dollars in grants into legal limbo. On Capitol Hill, leading backers of the research said they were exploring ways to maintain government support. Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) called a hearing for Sept. 16, shortly after Congress returns from its summer break, and House leaders discussed strategy....
  • Court Blocks New Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/24/2010 12:27:37 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 23, 2010
    A federal judge temporarily blocked the Obama administration Monday from using federal dollars to fund expanded human embryonic stem cell research, saying the research involves the destruction of embryos. The ruling comes after the National Institutes of Health last year issued new guidelines permitting federal funding for research on certain stem cell lines that had already been created. ... U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that despite attempts to separate the derivation of human embryonic stem cells from the research process, "the two cannot be separated" because culling those stem cells destroys an embryo. ...
  • Obama stem cell regulations temporarily blocked

    08/23/2010 2:20:56 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 23, 2010 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Obama administration regulations expanding stem cell research. The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government's new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that the plaintiffs are entitled to bring their lawsuit in the courts ...
  • Dick Van Dyke to Help Raise Adult Stem Cell Awareness! (!!!)

    08/06/2010 3:31:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 8/5/2010 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    God love him! Dick Van Dyke has been named the first-ever spokesperson of Cell Therapy Foundation, a public charity founded in 2007 to advance awareness about the benefits of adult stem cell research. From CTF: Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to record a series of public service announcements focused on educating the public that adult stem cells, which come from bone marrow, fat, umbilical cord blood and placenta, skin, muscle, and other sources, have healing functions that are leading to new therapies for many diseases. An avid graphic artist and animation hobbyist, Mr. Van Dyke will also participate in...
  • Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic

    08/03/2010 12:58:05 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies · 5+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 3, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday August 3, 2010 Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following an announcement on Friday by U.S. biotech firm Geron Corp. that it received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to carry out clinical trials using stem cells derived from human embryos, the mainstream media has been awash in stories that acknowledge the success of adult stem cell treatments, and the absence of any positive results from embryonic stem cell research.AP reported the fact that adult stem cells have the ability not only...
  • FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns

    07/30/2010 10:21:44 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns Washington, DC -- The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. They have never been used before in people because the cells cause tumors and have immune system rejection issues when tried in animals. http://LifeNews.com/bio3137.html
  • Missouri Right to Life President Explains Endorsement of Jo Ann Emerson

    07/26/2010 1:21:21 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 7-26-10 | Bob McCarty
    Missouri Right to Life President Pam Fichter explains why her group endorsed Jo Ann Emerson despite the fact Emerson has voted against life twice since 2005.
  • U.S. appeals court reinstates stem cell suit

    06/28/2010 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Maggie Fox and Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit that challenges an Obama administration policy for federal funding of some human embryonic stem cell research. The unusual suit against the National Institutes of Health, backed by some Christian groups opposed to embryo research, argued that the NIH policy takes funds from researchers seeking to work with adult stem cells. It also argues that new Obama administration guidelines on stem cell research are illegal. The three-judge federal appeals panel did not rule on the merits of the lawsuit itself, but said two of the doctors involved had legal...
  • Promoting the Sanctity of Human Life and the Right to Life for the Baby in the Womb

    04/27/2010 3:17:36 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 1 replies · 79+ views
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | April 22, 2010 | Virginia Christian Alliance
    In today’s humanistic culture, individuals are tinkering with ethical boundaries in science, namely genetics, pushing research and experimentation to the limit. In 1973, the monumental court case, Roe v. Wade, altered the bioethical playing field in the United States forever. For the first time in history, a mother could kill her unborn child without any legal consequences. Years later, a sheep named Dolly was cloned in a Scottish laboratory, and scientists around the world claimed they could clone human beings next. Likewise, stem cell research is one of the pivotal debates of the twenty-first century. In-vitro fertilization poses severe ethical...
  • Vaccines made with fetal cells causing autism?

    04/21/2010 4:41:00 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 22 replies · 1,027+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 4-21-10 | Jill Stanek
    Well, hm. I've never heard this angle before, but it makes total, creepy sense. An EPA study published February 16 in Environmental Science & Technology (pdf of study here) found that a marked increase in the incidence of autism began in 1988. See its table above; click to enlarge. The study found, "Although the debate about the nature of increasing autism continues, the potential for this increase to be real and involve exogenous environmental stressors exists." According to the April newsletter of the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, this is the year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices added a 2nd...
  • Bush Was Right On Stem Cell Research After All

    01/14/2010 7:49:17 AM PST · by Hayrider · 13 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/14/2010 | MacAoidh
    From California comes an interesting bit of news on the Bush-era controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research. Remember stem cells? That was a red-hot issue in the previous decade, as it had all the hallmarks of the classic left-wing meme; the Luddite Christians standing in the way of a glorious scientific revolution due to their quaint and obsolete notions on abortion and their overheated morality.
  • Stem-cell debate unlikely to fade after Neb. vote

    11/20/2009 9:13:47 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 166+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/2009 | MARGERY A. BECK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska's governing board was expected to vote Friday on a resolution that would limit stem-cell research at the university system's facilities to rules approved under former President George W. Bush. The vote by the Board of Regents would come eight months after President Barack Obama removed government funding restrictions on new stem-cell lines. Supporters of stem-cell research hope it will lead to cures for diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Opponents believe embryos, which are destroyed during the research, are the starting point of human life and destroying them is immoral.
  • Vanity vs. Moral Stem-Cell Sanity (Neocutis Claims It’s Obeying ‘Laws of God and Man’)

    11/11/2009 2:59:14 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 560+ views
    NC Register ^ | November 11, 2009 | STEVE WEATHERBE
    SAN FRANCISCO — Cells from fetuses have “unique properties” that aid in healing, boasts a Swiss biopharmaceutical firm, in response to complaints that it uses fetal cell lines in skin-care products.A Christian watchdog group called Children of God for Life brought attention to the fact that the company, Neocutis, used the cell lines, derived from an abortion, in the products.“It’s absolutely deplorable,” said the Tennessee group’s founder and executive director, Debi Vinnedge. “It’s not even for humanitarian reasons. They are exploiting the remains of a deliberately slaughtered baby for nothing other than vanity.”Vinnedge usually concentrates her watchdog efforts on...