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  • WATCH: A Dish of Brain Cells Figured Out How to Play Pong in 5 Minutes

    10/12/2022 9:39:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 13 October 2022 By MICHELLE STARR
    How many brain cells does it take to play a video game? No, really. That's not a joke, and there isn't a punchline. Instead, there's a real actual answer, thanks to a neural network system called DishBrain. If that game is Pong, the number of brain cells is around 800,000. While their slow-moving, one-sided strategy for digital table tennis won't see them win any e-sports championships in the near future, it does reflect the potential in fusing living tissues with silicon technology. VIDEO AT LINK.............. This is the first synthetic biological intelligence experiment that shows neurons can adjust their activity...
  • Frankenstein: Scientists from Cambridge University create embryo with brain and beating heart entirely from stem cells

    08/28/2022 8:09:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    In a report this week from the science journal SciTechDaily, we learn of a scientific breakthrough that it clearly intended to be exciting and startling, but potentially worrisome as well. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a series of “model embryos” that include a functioning brain, a beating heart, and the foundation for all of the other bodily organs you would expect. But unlike previous generations of these sorts of experiments, they did not use any eggs or sperm. The entire embryo was crafted from stem cells that were “trained” to begin forming the organs. The future potential...
  • The babies who are murdered to order [2012 article on Ukraine's stem cell harvesting]

    05/07/2022 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 30 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | April 13, 2012 | Matthew Hill
    The plastic bag looks as if it contains meat. But then a right leg is taken from it and placed surgically on the morgue table, followed by the left one. Then the torso. The head follows, a gaping cavity where the brain used to be.But it is only when the gloved hand of the pathologist examines the tiny fingers of a baby aged about 30 weeks that the full horror of what I am witnessing sinks in.This shocking scene was captured on video at post-mortem examinations carried out on behalf of Ukrainian mothers who claim their babies were stolen from...
  • Study shows sleep deprivation impairs stem cells in the cornea

    Sleep deprivation, which means getting too little high-quality sleep, is a serious health problem. Sleep deprivation has negative impacts on mental and physical health. Eye problems such as dryness and itching are commonly experienced after episodes of sleep deprivation, while long-term sleep deprivation comes with an increased risk for eye disease. The cornea, which is the transparent tissue layer covering the eye, is essential for assuring health and function of the eye. The cornea is maintained by stem cells, which divide to replace dying cells and to repair small injuries. Corneal stem cell activity needs to be precisely tuned to...
  • Studying intranasal human milk as stem cell therapy in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage

    04/25/2022 7:40:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    A new study demonstrates that intranasal human milk is a safe and feasible intervention for intraventricular hemorrhage, a serious cause of morbidity in preterm infants. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2022 Meeting, taking place in Denver. This is the first prospective trial on safety and feasibility of intranasal human milk administration in neonates with intraventricular hemorrhage. Intraventricular hemorrhage is a common cause of brain injury with potential resultant neurodevelopmental sequalae for preterm infants. Stem cell therapies are being developed as a novel brain injury treatment. Fresh human milk contains pluripotent stem cells...
  • Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative -- Update from Governor Hogan

    04/08/2022 6:15:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Governor Hogan News e-mail | April 8, 2022 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Dear Marylanders, On the day that I found out I was cancer free, I pledged that as long as I was governor of this great state—and long after that—I would continue to stand with all those who are fighting this terrible disease.We have been working hard to increase access to treatment and raise awareness, and just last week, I announced my Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which dramatically expands all of our efforts to detect, prevent, treat, and find a cure for cancer so that we can save more lives. This week, we broke ground on the first part of our...
  • ‘Pay to Slay’: Hillary's Connection to Foreign Crime Family

    11/02/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 5 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | Oct. 27, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    “It makes no difference if they are criminals, flesh peddlers, and smut dealers that are exploiting American and Ecuadorian people for profit. For Clinton, if you have enough money, anything goes. This is just another reason why her brand of corruption must not be allowed into the White House.”
  • Scientists Created a Cyborg Fish Powered by Beating Human Heart Cells

    02/12/2022 5:15:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Andrew Liszewski
    It’s able to swim through the water like a real fish can, but without any intelligence guiding its path. That wasn’t why the tiny fish automaton was created, however. Instead, researchers at Harvard and Emory University are using it as the groundwork towards growing organic artificial hearts one day. The fish’s design features a flexible tail that’s covered in a layer of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells) on each side. When the cells on one side contract, it pulls the tail in that direction, and when the cells on the other side contract, it pulls the tail...
  • Old neurons can block neurogenesis in mice (A senolytic can unblock)

    01/20/2022 8:24:04 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    Medical Xpress / Stem Cell Reports / Cell Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2022 | David R. Kaplan et al
    Destroying senescent cells in the aging stem cell niche enhances hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function in mice, researchers report. "Our results provide further support for the notion that excessive senescence is a driving factor behind aging, and even late-life reduction of these cells can rejuvenate and restore the function of the stem cell niche," says senior author David Kaplan. "Moreover, they identify stem cells as a key cellular target, potentially explaining the widespread effects of senescent cells on tissue decline." Senescent cells, which are permanently arrested because of chronic stress, are partly responsible for tissue decline during aging. "Stem cells...
  • The COVID vaccine is not the only modern medicine to be made with fetal stem cell research

    09/17/2021 10:30:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    Next 9News ^ | 9/13/2021
    Declining a COVID vaccine based on a religious exemption creates an ethical conundrum, as many medicines from Tylenol to other prescriptions used similar research. Video is 3:56 long.
  • Much-hyped Moderna mRNA-1273 Covid-19 Vaccine Uses Aborted Fetal Cells – Sanofi Pasteur’s Version Does Not

    03/25/2020 4:40:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Children of God for Life ^ | 03.25.20 | Debi Vinnedge
    Much-hyped Moderna mRNA-1273 Covid-19 Vaccine Uses Aborted Fetal Cells – Sanofi Pasteur’s Version Does Not (Clearwater, FL) In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are racing to provide a vaccine to prevent further spread of the disease. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company that has been recently touted in news headlines for its developing mRNA-1273 vaccine to fight the virus, uses aborted fetal cell cells. Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a prolife organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal material in vaccines and medicines, said her suspicions were raised after checking Moderna’s...
  • Another Stem Cell Disinformation Alert

    06/27/2008 8:39:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 102+ views
    bioethics.com ^ | 06.26.08
    The promoters of embryonic stem cell enterprises continue to tout soon to come “breakthroughs” accompanied by supine media coverage and inaccurate statements by “the scientists” who twist and distort scientific definitions to win a political debate. Such spin in the name of science, actually corrupts science. Latest example: Another company is claiming that “next year” it will start human ESC trials. From a column by Orange County Register “biomedical innovation” columnist Colin Stewart, who has apparently drunk the Kool-Aid. First there is his cruelly hyped headline: “ALS patients could get help from stem cells next year:” From his column:...
  • All COVID vaccines using aborted-baby stem cells, group warns

    06/23/2020 6:48:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    WND ^ | WND Staff
    As the Trump administration expresses optimism about the development of a vaccine for the coronvirus, a religious-liberty group is warning that the top vaccines under development are made with "aborted baby cell lines." The vaccines are not from aborted fetuses but from aborted baby cell lines used by researchers, says Liberty Counsel, which is running a campaign urging members of Congress and governors to oppose a government plan to force vaccinations. "As an American citizen who loves my country, my Constitution and my right to refuse forced vaccinations, I urge you to end all consideration of mandatory vaccinations," Liberty Counsel...
  • Scientists generate millions of mature human cells in a mouse embryo

    05/13/2020 7:40:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | 05/13/2020 | UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
    For decades, the enormous disease-curing potential of human stem cells has been thwarted by the inability to produce sufficient quantities of mature human cells in vivo -- in a living organism. Now, a team led by University at Buffalo scientists has developed a method that dramatically ramps up production of mature human cells in mouse embryos. Producing human cells in vivo is critical because cells made in a petri dish often do not behave the same way that cells do in the body. The research was published on May 13 in Science Advances. "This is fundamental research that allows us...
  • Company Developing Leading Coronavirus Vaccine Made It With Cells From Aborted Babies

    04/22/2020 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Precious Life
    As the lockdown continues across the world, pharmaceutical companies are accelerating their efforts to provide a vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company which has gained prominence in news headlines for developing Mrna-1273 vaccine to fight the disease, uses cells of aborted babies. Although alternatives exist which could be considered morally acceptable, they are not getting as much coverage as Moderna’s vaccine work. Suspicions about the vaccine were raised after checking Moderna’s patents and in particular, the use of the Spike (S) protein. The idea behind using this Spike protein in a vaccine with messenger...
  • Lawmakers call for pro-life protections amid coronavirus research | EWTN News Nightly

    04/16/2020 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Lawmakers call for pro-life protections amid coronavirus research | EWTN News Nightly, You Tube video
  • Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Reaches Moral, Medical Dead End

    04/16/2020 6:09:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 04.04.19 | Celeste McGovern
    Published, peer-reviewed clinical trials have shown stem cells have reversed stroke damage years after the injury, helped spinal-cord-injury victims regain lost movement, helped heart attack patients recover, cured sickle cell anemia and reversed a wide range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and lupus erythematosus. Advances with ethically sourced adult stem cells have already helped more than 1 million patients, according to a recently published review paper by David Prentice, a research director for the Charlotte Lozier Institute and a former professor of medical and molecular genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He calls adult stem cells...
  • Unsealed Invoices Prove Planned Parenthood Was Paid Handsomely for Aborted Baby Body Parts

    04/15/2020 10:50:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April 15, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    San Francisco, CA – When the Center for Medical Progress released its shocking series of videos in the summer of 2015, showing undercover footage of Planned Parenthood abortionists and executives discussing their lucrative trade in body parts harvested from aborted babies, it caused a tsunami of bad publicity for the nation’s largest supplier of abortions. The sale of tissues and organs of aborted babies for profit is illegal under 42 U.S. Codes 274e and 289g-2. It was not long before a San Francisco, California, Federal Court Judge placed a gag order sealed up much of the evidence gathered during the...
  • Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

    01/15/2020 7:50:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/13/2020 | Ian Sample
    Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs into tiny robots that move around under their own steam. One of the most successful creations has two stumpy legs that propel it along on its “chest”. Another has a hole in the middle that researchers turned into a pouch so it could shimmy around with miniature payloads. Roboticists tend to favour metal and plastic for their strength and durability, but Levin and his colleagues see benefits in making robots from biological tissues. When damaged, living robots can heal their wounds, and once...
  • Pioneering cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease gains funding boost

    12/26/2019 8:52:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    pt ^ | 12.19.19
    An autologous stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD), with a potential to alter disease progression, received a boost when the programme received a seed funding totalling $6.5m from a group of venture capitalist firms. The funding is likely to help the company in advancing the programme to different stages of clinical development. Aspen Neuroscience aims to tackle the disease by using the patient’s own cells obtained via a skin biopsy and turning that into pluripotent stem cells that are then differentiated into dopamine-releasing neurons, which can be introduced back into the patient with the objective of replacing neurons that...