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 stem cell, isolated from umbilical cords. Patients who received these cells showed significant and long-lasting improvement in the …

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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 words can conjure up many images for those who hear them: cures, death of young human beings, millions …

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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 friends Stem cells. Those words can conjure up many images for those who hear them: cures, death of …

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

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 years as a way of prevailing in ethical or political disputes, including against yours truly. In actuality, the …

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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 committee witnessed such a concession. The focus of the hearing was the status report on the Midwest Stem …

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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 University of Cambridge “have managed to create a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture,” according to the …

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Leading Adult Stem Cell Researcher named Australian of the Year

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 Australian of the Year. Mackay-Sim, who received the award at a ceremony in Canberra last week, was a …

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Human Skin Cells Become Beating 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 thence into beating heart tissue. From the Independent story: A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and …

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

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 help man fight a deadly cancer.” I read these stories because they confirm what we have written dozens …

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

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. Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. This popular meme suggests that an unborn baby can send its own stem cells to its mother to repair damaged …

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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 are now just a little more than two weeks away from Christmas when Christians celebrate the birth of …

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New trial to investigate use of adult stem cells to treat adults with traumatic brain injuries

By Dave Andrusko Contained in a “Q&A” that ran today in the Texas Tribune is still more evidence that the truth is gradually seeping out: the wave of the future is not embryonic stem cells but adult stem cells that come from morally acceptable sources. Reporter Sarah Schroeder interviewed Dr. Charles Cox, a pediatric neurosurgeon …

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