Category Archives: Technology

Abortion Advocates Wary of New Artificial Womb Technology

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will

Saved by an app: how new technology led to baby Ruby’s life-saving early delivery

By Texas Right to Life Ruby Eekoff nearly became a tragic statistic. Thanks to a simple smartphone app, she is a happy and healthy baby settling into Life with parents Jeremy and Emily and older brother, Liam.

Technology has become instrumental in the fight to protect unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko Nothing but nothing more upsets the anti-life set than when we cut through the disinformation, bogus analogies, and rhetorical fog to get to the truth: that is no “clump of cells” whose life is

Amazing new MRI technology allows parents to see active unborn babies in exquisite detail

By Dave Andrusko Before you even finish the first paragraph of this story, click on the link below or go directly to Words like “astonishing” and “breathtaking” instantly come to mind. Using (here’s one of those

The astonishing witness of totally “locked-in” patients

A totally locked-in patient who participated in the Swiss study

Despite their terrible disability, they are satisfied with life By Michael Cook The craze for Marvel superheroes encourages us to think that just being human is too easy. We need to exceed the limitations of our frail

Ingenious device allow researchers to “read the minds” of complete locked-in syndrome patients who say they are happy

Kerstin Wirth, who has been completely paralyzed by ALS, is shown wearing a brain-computer interface device in Geneva, Switzerland, during a test measuring her responses to 'yes' or 'no' questions. (Wyss Center)

By Dave Andrusko Of all the hundreds of stories we have written over the decades about patients with devastating brain injuries, this could be by far, the most amazing. ‘Locked-in syndrome’ is a rare neurological disorder characterized

Science or Ethics?

By David Prentice, Ph.D. Does science trump ethics? Do the ends justify the means? Should some trafficking in human body parts be countenanced in society, because of potential or speculative cures? These are the questions raised in

Olympic star opens up about his miracle baby

  By Kristi Burton Brown At the Sochi Olympics, hockey player T.J. Oshie was arguably the USA’s biggest star. Scoring the game-winning goal against host country Russia, Oshie made his country proud. When he was called a

Doctors save life of 3-month old by 3-D ‘printing’ splint for collapsed trachea

By John Jalsevac May 23, 2013 – Six weeks earlier April and Bryan Gionfriddo had proudly brought their newborn son, Kaiba, home from the hospital. To all appearances he was a perfectly healthy baby boy. But then

The Pro-Life Movement: Illuminated by Technology

By Lisa Hendey Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, on the blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As we mark the dismal occasion of the 40th anniversary of