Category Archives: Adult Stem Cells

Stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies show promise in repairing damaged hearts

Illustration of the heart Credit: Image courtesy of American Heart Association

By Dave Andrusko In a first-of-its-kind study published in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal, researchers from Universidad de los Andes in Chile found that stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies may

Decades after baby’s birth, fetal cells “come to a mother’s rescue”

By Dave Andrusko Later today or more likely tomorrow I will post a story that I’ve tried to get to since last Friday. In a controlled study, patients received a single injection of a type of adult

NRL Convention 2017 provides an antidote to anti-life rhetoric regarding stem cells

By David Prentice Editor’s note. The National Right to Life Convention began today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of our many terrific speakers is David Prentice. This story is his most recent for NRL News. Stem cells. Those

NRL Convention 2017 provides an antidote to anti-life rhetoric regarding stem cells

By David Prentice Editor’s note. This story appeared in the May digital edition of National Right to Life News. The entire 41-page issue can be read here. Please pass the issue along to your pro-life family and

“Nature” Says Stop the ‘Anti-Science’ Slur

Agrobiologist Trofim Lysenko used his political influence to push anti-science ideas into Soviet science and education. Sovfoto/UIG/Getty

By Wesley J. Smith The recent March for Politics Science cast aspersion on their political opponents as “anti-science.” So did opponents of President George W. Bush’s embryonic stem cell funding policy. So have many others for many

Kansas stem cell center success inspires lawmaker change of heart

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Once in a blue moon, a lawmaker publicly admits he regrets how he voted. Those of us present at Tuesday’s hearing in the Kansas House Health & Human Services

Research team combines two types of stem cells to create mouse embryo in culture

Opens possibility of creating unlimited numbers of manufactured human embryos for experimentation By Dave Andrusko Using two types of stem cells (the body’s ‘master cells’) and a 3D scaffold on which they can grow, scientists at the

Leading Adult Stem Cell Researcher named Australian of the Year

Alan Mackay-Sim

By Xavier Symons A little over a decade ago Australia was fiercely debating the ethics of stem cell research. Now one of the central figures of that debate, adult stem cell researcher Alan Mackay-Sim, has been named

Human Skin Cells Become Beating Heart Tissue

A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue.

By Wesley J. Smith Ethical regenerative medical research–specifically, adult and induced pluripotent stem cell research–keep making great strides forward. Now human skin cells have been transformed into pluripotent stem cells [able to form virtually any cell], and

Cells from cancer victim’s own body help man fight deadly brain cancer

Richard Grady (City of Hope via AP)

By Dave Andrusko Paging through the many posts I receive daily about stem cells, I ran across a story that was published by the Associated Press earlier this week under the headline, “Cells dripped into the brain

Can an unborn baby really send stem cells to repair its mother’s organs?

Scientists think there's an evolutionary mechanism whereby the baby assists in protecting the mother's heart during and after pregnancy.

Scientists think there’s an evolutionary mechanism whereby the baby assists in protecting the mother’s heart during and after pregnancy. Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. This popular

Over 60,000 people a year around the globe receive ethically-acceptable adult stem cell transplants for dozens of different conditions

By David Prentice Your eyes beheld my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. — Psalm 139:16 We