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  • Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

    03/02/2017 1:59:22 PM PST · by HLPhat · 92 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 2 MARCH 2017 • 7:00PM | Sarah Knapton
    Artificial human life could soon be grown from scratch in the lab, after scientists successfully created a mammal embryo using only stem cells. Cambridge University mixed two kinds of mouse stem cells and placed them on a 3D scaffold. After four days of growth in a tank of chemicals designed to mimic conditions inside the womb, the cells formed the structure of a living mouse embryo. The breakthrough has been described as a ‘masterpiece’ in bioengineering, which could eventually allow scientists to grow artificial human embryos in the lab without the need for a sperm or an egg.
  • Biotech Company ReNeuron says stem cells improved motor function in stroke study

    12/05/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/05/2016
    Biotechnology company ReNeuron Group Plc said its experimental stem cell therapy helped some patients improve motor functions in their arms in a mid-stage study after being disabled by stroke. Shares of the company jumped 22 percent to 3.45 pence per share in morning trade on Monday on the London Stock Exchange. ReNueron's trial adds to a small but growing number of studies being conducted by a few publicly listed companies around the world that are testing stem cell therapies in various indications. Stem cell therapy development has been stalled in the past by stricter regulations in United States, and concerns...
  • Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

    Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink, created by scientists at the University of Bristol, from stem cells. It is expected to pave the way for the production of complex tissues to replace diseased or damaged areas of the body such as knees and hips and eventually the creation of vital organs. Lead researcher Dr Adam Perriman, an expert in cellular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a very exciting development which we believe could lead to a revolution in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis and other causes of tissue damage. “This approach...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Fail as Firm Goes Defunct

    06/08/2016 9:18:54 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    In 2004, Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards promised that if John Kerry won, people would rise out of their wheelchairs and walk. In the 2006 election, actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s, made a commercial for Democratic Senate candidates in which he urged voters to support those candidates who opposed restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and stood in the way of imminent miracles. Private funding, it should be noted, was never restricted. The only thing that stood in the way of miracle cures from embryonic stem cell research miracle cures, we were told, was the...
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • Adult Stem Cells Continue to Effectively Treat Illnesses

    04/13/2016 11:12:49 AM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Adult Stem Cells Continue to Effectively Treat Illnesses Apr. 13, 2016 A diagram showing how a stem cell in bone marrow becomes different types of blood cells. (click for credit) A diagram showing how a stem cell in bone marrow becomes different types of blood cells. (click for credit) In a 2003 speech, John Kerry complained about the Bush administration, saying: Nothing illustrates this administration’s anti-science attitude better than George Bush’s cynical decision to limit research on embryonic stem cells. During the heat of the “stem cell wars,” this was a common refrain. Life-saving treatments could be produced with embryonic...
  • Eye Lenses Regenerated Using Infants' Own Stem Cells

    03/22/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 03/14/2016 | by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor
    Stem cells could help treat people with cataracts and even some who are blind by regenerating eye tissue and replacing flawed lenses, according to new experiments in children and rabbits. In order for people to see properly, both the lens of the eye and the cornea — the layer of tissue that covers the eye in front of the lens — must be transparent. Current treatments for people who have clouding in the lens or cornea involve artificial implants or donor transplants, respectively, but these surgical procedures can be risky, researchers said. In the new research, scientists performed minimally invasive...
  • Adult Stem Cells Cure Blindness and May Provided Excellent Treatment for Cataracts

    03/12/2016 7:15:44 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    If this human breakthrough had occurred with embryonic stem cells, the front page stories would have screamed around the world. But it was adult stem cells and so the reporting was muted. You see, the media still–after all these years–tend to judge the newsworthiness of a story based on whether a breakthrough is embryonic. The story is sensational, nonetheless. Adult stem cells have cured blindness and may provide a splendid treatment for cataracts. From the Telegraph story: Cataracts can be cured by using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow a ‘living lens’ in their eye, restoring sight in just...
  • A blind woman has regained sight following a controversial stem cell treatment

    03/01/2016 3:32:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 29 FEB 2016 | BEC CREW
    Essentially, the 'traditional route' of lab-to-animals-to-clinical-trials takes too long, Weiss says, so he figured out how to game the system and start testing his new treatment on his own terms. The catch is that stem cells aren’t classified as a drug - they’re extracted from a patient's body, go through very little processing, and are used on that same patient, so Weiss was able to bypass FDA approval to register his NIH trials. He did need approval and oversight from an ethics review panel, and got his from the International Cellular Medicine Society, an independent, pro-stem cell therapy group based...
  • Adult Stem Cells Yield “Miraculous Results” as They Reverse Condition of Patients With MS

    01/21/2016 7:24:19 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | David Prentice,
    The U.K. press are reporting heartening results for the use of adult stem cells to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), including descriptions of “remarkable” improvements and “miraculous” results. Yet this is not hype; these are descriptions from some of the doctors themselves, who treated the patients, made detailed examinations of their progress, and scientifically validated the observations. The results are part of an FDA-approved, ongoing clinical trial, with collaborations between investigators in the U.S., U.K., Sweden and Brazil. The phase 3 trial originally started in 2006, and has been adding patients and observing results since that time. The adult stem...
  • New ‘miracle’ treatment for MS uses adult stem cells

    01/20/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    UNITED KINGDOM, January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – British sufferers from multiple sclerosis are reporting remarkable improvements in their condition after injection with adult stem cells taken from their own bodies. The treatment is part of a clinical trial of techniques pioneered at America's Northwestern University by Dr. Richard Burt. The adult stem cell treatment for MS is just one of many being applied around the world for more than 100 medical conditions, many to do with diseases of the auto-immune system. Sheffield patient Holly Drewry, a 25-year-old mother of one, went into that city's Royal Hallamshire Hospital in a wheelchair...
  • More Planned Parenthood Myths

    12/08/2015 8:18:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Planned Parenthood continues to lure collegians to its side but might be missing a fact or two when they sign up new supporters. For example, despite its claims to the contrary, Planned Parenthood’s primary activity is providing abortions. Indeed, Planned Parenthood performs more abortions annually than the entire country of France, Catholic University Professor David A. Prentice pointed out at the Family Research Council on December 3, 2015. Additionally, PP gets more than $500 million of its $1.3 billion in revenue from government funds, meaning all taxpayers support it. Dr. Prentice is a professor at the John Paul II Institute...
  • Not with a bang but a whimper: What ever happened to the stem cell wars?

    11/03/2015 5:44:51 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 11/3/15 | Michael Cook
    It’s time for scientists and bioethicists to establish a Embryonic Stem Cell Truth and Reconciliation Commission.It all seems so long ago now. But from 2002 to 2008 they barnstormed, fibbed, exaggerated, hyped, and caricatured to get government funding so that they could play God with human embryos. It was a brutal battle in which truth came second. "People need a fairy tale," said Ronald D.G. McKay, a leading stem cell scientist, in 2004.The claims made for the near-miraculous potential of human embryonic stem cells were extraordinary. Celebrities and scientists spoke with the breathless enthusiasm normally associated with crystal medicine or ayurvedic...
  • Stem cells op gives millions hope of cure for blindness

    09/29/2015 2:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | September 29, 2015 | David Pilditch
    A BRITISH pensioner has become the first person to undergo revolutionary eye surgery aimed at curing blindness in millions of people. The 60-year-old woman, who had severely impaired sight and was in danger of going blind, is said to have had no complications so far following the three-hour operation last month. The surgical team hopes to determine how successful the treatment was by early December. The woman has asked to remain anonymous. The scientists behind the pioneering procedure hope it will dramatically transform lives, allowing the blind to recognise faces of loved ones again and regain the ability to carry...
  • Statins: Heart disease drug speeds up ageing process, warns new research

    09/26/2015 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 125 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | Sunday, Sept 27, 2015 | By LUCY JOHNSTON
    Fears are growing over the side effects of cholesterol-lowering pillsScientists have found the heart disease drug badly affects our stem cells, the internal medical system which repairs damage to our bodies and protects us from muscle and joint pain as well as memory loss. Last night experts warned patients to “think very carefully” before taking statins as a preventative medicine. A GP expert in the field said: “They just make many patients feel years older. Side effects mimic the ageing process.” The new research by scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans has reignited the debate about statin side effects which many doctors...
  • Researchers grow functional kidneys from stem cells that work in live animals

    09/24/2015 2:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Futurism ^ | Hashem AL-ghaili
    In Brief Japanese researchers have successfully grown kidneys from stem cells that worked as they were supposed to after being transplanted into rats and pigs. The Breakthrough With all the parts, grown, the kidney was placed inside a rat, then the pathway was added, followed by the bladder they’d grown—the new bladder was then connected to the rat’s native bladder. After sewing up the rat, they found the whole system worked. The team then repeated what they had done with a much larger animal, one much closer in size to humans—a pig—and found the same results. The paper was published...
  • Shock: Some ‘adult’ stem cells are actually taken from unborn babies

    09/24/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/23/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    September 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Retired hockey star Gordie Howe and NFL football star John Brodie have both had fetal stem cells injected into their spines to treat strokes, but because they had adult stem cells administered intravenously at the same time, critics say there is no way to know if their recoveries derive from the fetal cells. "There is no way to learn which is responsible," Theresa Deisher of Seattle-based AVM Biotechnology, told LifeSiteNews. A second problem is more serious: fetal stem cells were the scientific rage a decade ago because of their capacity to turn into any kind...
  • StemExpress CEO: Techs ‘Freak Out’ When Receiving Whole Baby Heads in the Mail

    08/22/2015 3:44:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | Austin Ruse
    A Federal Judge lifted the temporary restraining order blocking the Center for Medical Progress from releasing a video taken secretly with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer. As the order was lifted, CMP immediately released a transcript of the conversation in advance of StemExpress trying to get another restraining order. David Daleiden, founder of CMP, told Breitbart News he is working feverishly to cut a new video. The transcript paints a graphic picture. StemExpress is a California-based privately held company that buys baby body parts, repackages them and sells them at enormous markups to research facilities around the country. Until this current...
  • Harvesting Fetal Tissue For Fun And Profit

    08/03/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A series of disturbing videos has brought this grisly practice to the forefront, even if it is nothing new. PhD chemist and theologian Stacy Trasancos dug into the scientific literature to discover some early references… Here’s one from 1972, entitled “Development of Mammalian Sulfur Metabolism: Absence of Cystathionase in Human Fetal Tissues,” published in Pediatric Research. According to the article’s introduction: “We have therefore examined the development of the transsulfuration pathway in 58 human fetuses, obtained at therapeutic abortion during approximately the 2nd-6th month of gestation and in liver from 5 full term and 3 prematurely born infants.” With this...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    07/30/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Mar 16, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories. Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision. In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc....