Tag Archives: 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

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 2017 workshop will dispatch myths about embryonic stem cells and counter with the truth about adult stem cells

For more information about the annual NRLC convention, which takes place June 29 through July 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, please go to nrlconvention.com. Go online to register at nrlconvention.com/register.

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

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

To pro-abortionists, the unpardonable sin: conceding fetal tissue harvesting is “antiquated” and not cutting edge research

By Dave Andrusko I thought there was nothing pro-abortionists could write that could really surprise me. Wrong. National Public Radio–NPR–was on the receiving end of a thorough chastisement yesterday from Jodi Jacobson, editor in chief of the

A “More Fetally Aware Society”

By Dave Andrusko The beauty of the web is that one thing leads to another to another with often times fascinating results. Such is what happened yesterday, as I was trolling for information to reply to a

Medical first as toddler receives lifesaving windpipe transplant made from stem cells from her own bone marrow

By Dave Andrusko “Groundbreaking” is often overused in describing advances in medical treatments, but the surgical creation of a windpipe for a little girl born without one certain merits the superlative. Hannah Warren, now 2 ½, was

Teaching Stem Cell Scientists How to Hype

By Wesley J. Smith Never has so much hype been shoveled than the CURES! CURES! CURES! propaganda that sold embryonic stem cell research to the American public. That hasn’t worked out so well in actual practice, but

Adult stem cell transplant improves motor functions in monkeys suffering from Parkinson’s Disease

By Dave Andrusko The improvement was called “a small but hopeful step,” but had the improvement in monkeys with Parkinson’s been the result of the infusion of embryonic stem cells rather than adult stem cells, it would