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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • First Human Study in US for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to be Launched for Advanced Dry AMD

    12/26/2019 8:47:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Currently there are no treatments for Advanced Dry AMD, also known as GA, which can lead to significant central vision loss.The National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the federally funded National Institutes of Health, is launching the first clinical trial in the US for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), stem cells that are derived from mature human cells. The iPSC in the landmark study are being derived from the patient’s own blood and developed into retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which causes progressive central...
  • Researchers reprogram fat-derived stem cells to act as biologic pacemakers

    12/26/2019 8:41:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Cardiovascular Business ^ | 12.19.19 | Anicka Slachta
    Researchers at the University of Houston are pioneering a unique method for developing biological pacemakers: converting stem cells found in fat to biologic pacemaker cells.Pharmacologist and UH associate professor Bradley McConnell, BS, PhD, is leading the effort and published his team’s latest results in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. The results build on colleague and co-author Robert J. Schwartz’s 2012 finding that adipogenic mesenchymal stem cells in fat tissue could be reprogrammed into cardiac progenitor cells.Those same progenitor cells are now being programmed by McConnell et al. to act as biologic pacemaker cells—cells responsible for keeping hearts...
  • Scientists Print Functional Human “Mini-Livers”

    12/22/2019 8:04:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | December 18 2019 | Victor Tangermann /
    Brazilian researchers have succesfully bioprinted tiny organoids that perform all of the human liver’s functions, Brazilian news service Agência FAPESP reports — functions including building proteins, storing vitamins and secreting bile. The researchers had to cultivate and reprogram human stem cells, and then 3D print them in layers to form tissue. While the “mini-livers” perform the functions of a liver, they’re unfortunately still a far cry from an actual full-scale liver. Not only could printed livers end a reliance on a very short supply of donor organs, they might end up being safer as well. “Another important advantage is zero...
  • BreakPoint: Why Are We Still Funding This? The Failure of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    12/03/2019 5:31:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | Dec, 3, 2019 | John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris
    I certainly don’t recommend the cartoon “Family Guy,” but in a 2012 episode the main character, Peter Griffin, has a stroke that paralyzes half his body. He stumbles into a stem cell research lab and is cured in five minutes. “Why aren’t we funding this?” he asks. Well, the show not only got it exactly wrong, it cheated. Let me explain. The cartoon never delineates whether the research center uses adult stem cells or embryonic stem cells. That difference is everything. Embryonic stem cells are only acquired by destroying human embryos. Acquiring adult stem cells does not require the death...
  • World’s first ever human-monkey hybrid grown in lab in China

    08/01/2019 6:29:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | Published 1st August 2019 | By Henry Holloway
    A HUMAN-MONKEY hybrid has been grown in a lab in China in a world first scientific breakthrough. Scientists have successfully formed a hybrid human-monkey embryo – with the experiment taking place in China to avoid “legal issues”. Researchers led by scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa spliced together the genes to grow a monkey with human cells. It is said the creature could have grown and been born, but scientists aborted the process. The team, made up of members of the Salk Institute in the United States and the Murcia Catholic University, genetically modified the monkey embryos. Researchers deactivates the genes which...
  • Planned Parenthood Referred for Criminal Prosecution to Department of Justice...

    12/19/2016 2:55:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Center for Medical Progress ^ | 17 December, 2016 | David Daleiden
    The Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter today to the FBI and the Department of Justice formally referring for criminal prosecution four of the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliates, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and three of their closest business partners in the harvesting and sale of aborted baby body parts. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s report confirms that Planned Parenthood and companies like StemExpress partnered in a years-long criminal conspiracy to sell the body parts of aborted children for profit. When Planned Parenthood national became aware that their affiliates were operating their baby body part programs in violation of Planned Parenthood’s...
  • ICE Busts Millionaire Obama Donors

    02/18/2019 8:04:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 18, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another scandal for the "scandal-free" Obama administration. Not all ICE targets work construction or smuggle drugs. Some are key figures in the Dem machine. But the era of Obama corruption is over. There's a new sheriff in town. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week arrested two millionaire fugitives from Ecuador whose family donated heavily to American political campaigns. Roberto and William Isaías, 74 and 75, were detained Wednesday in Miami and taken to a detention facility for undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation, The New York Times reported Friday. ICE told the Times that the brothers were “unlawfully present” in...
  • Obama Tied Donors Who Trafficked Aborted Baby Parts From Planned Parenthood, Arrested

    02/27/2019 9:24:06 AM PST · by rx · 36 replies
    Explain Life ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Chief Editor of Explain Life
    Two wealthy Ecuadorian brothers, Roberto and William Isaías, who were owners of companies fined and ordered to shut down for illegally trafficking world-wide in aborted baby parts purchased from Planned Parenthood, were arrested by ICE on February 13, 2019. [snip] Roberto and William Isaias, who fled Ecuador to avoid 8-year prison sentences, were principals in California companies DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, and the two career criminals were allowed to stay in the United States by Hillary Clinton’s State Department under “suspicious circumstances” after they donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign fund.
  • Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

    11/10/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press release. The man was stable after the operation, which was performed last month, and he will now be monitored for two years, the university added. The researchers injected 2.4 million iPS...