Tag Archives: Embryonic Stem Cells

“Shamelessly oversold,” CIRM has funded just a trickle of clinical trials in hunt for stem cell therapies

By Michael Cook The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine [CIRM] was created in 2004 after voters overwhelmingly supported a $3 billion bond issue to pay for stem cell cures. President George W. Bush had just restricted federal

Have embryonic stem cells hit the wall?

By Michael Cook “Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?” is a skeptical headline which you would expect to read in a conservative journal like the National Review or the Weekly Standard. However, it is a bit

Embryonic Stem Cell Hypers Opened Door for Stem Cell Fraud

By Wesley J. Smith Embryonic stem cell hypers have themselves to blame for the apparent proliferation of stem cell fraud. You see, in order to win the ESCR political debate, harm President Bush’s popularity, and gain billions

Washington Post editorial hypes embryonic stem cells again, caught up in latest “big payoff”

  By Dave Andrusko Well, you have to give the Washington Post’s editorial lauding the supposedly now-realized “potential” of embryonic stem cells, this much: they did spell the most prominent author’s name correctly. After that, not so

Embryonic Stem Cell Hype Encore

  By Wesley J. Smith I predicted in 2013 that the company which bought Geron would restart its embryonic stem cell product human trial. Indeed, it is. I could also have predicted the media would hype it

San Francisco Chronicle Turns Against CA Stem Cell Agency

  By Wesley J. Smith In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 71 under an avalanche of mendacious CURES! CURES! CURES! hype: Children would get out of wheelchairs! Diabetes would be conquered! Mendacity, mendacity, all was mendacity. Ten

Embryo Value Debated in Europe Too

  By Wesley J. Smith Pro embryo-destructive research activists are often so irrational. They claim than an embryo isn’t an embryo but merely a “bunch of cells.” Well, for the reductionist minded, so are they. They claim

Famous singer unfortunately misunderstands and misrepresents effectiveness of embryonic stem cells

By Dave Andrusko A few years back when actor Michael J. Fox made a number of ill-informed comments about the “promise” of embryonic stem cells, it was impossible not to cut him some slack. He suffers from

Not with a bang, but a whimper

After more than a decade of research on embryonic stem cells, scientists are quietly moving on to greener pastures. By Michael Cook Let’s wind the clock back to 2003. In January wheelchair-bound quadriplegic actor Christopher Reeve visited

Right to Life of Michigan Denounces Use of Human Beings as Research Material

Michigan is in the national news because of a disturbing development in human fetal stem cell experimentation. Neuralstem, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to expand an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Geron Sells Embryonic Stem Cell Business

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Wesley alludes to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM was established after voters in 2004 approved a state ballot initiative, Proposition 71, which funded embryonic stem cell/human cloning research using

“Embryonic Stem Cells … Can’t Treat Cancer”

By Rai Rojas Friday last was a cold and cloudy day in DC, but like many pro-lifers in the city that morning I was excited about participating in the March for Life later that afternoon.  A coworker,