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 …Continue reading "“Nature” Says Stop the ‘Anti-Science’ Slur"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas stem cell center success inspires lawmaker change of heart"
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 …Continue reading "Research team combines two types of stem cells to create mouse embryo in culture"
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 …Continue reading "Leading Adult Stem Cell Researcher named Australian of the Year"
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 …Continue reading "Human Skin Cells Become Beating Heart Tissue"
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 …Continue reading "Cells from cancer victim’s own body help man fight deadly brain cancer"
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 …Continue reading "Can an unborn baby really send stem cells to repair its mother’s organs?"
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 …Continue reading "Over 60,000 people a year around the globe receive ethically-acceptable adult stem cell transplants for dozens of different conditions"
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 …Continue reading "New trial to investigate use of adult stem cells to treat adults with traumatic brain injuries"
And we need to tell people why. By John Stonestreet Editor’s note. This appears at Breakpoint. You can also hear the broadcast there. Some issues in presidential politics have staying power. Twelve years ago, everyone was talking about immigration, abortion, and terrorism. Today, everyone is still talking about immigration, abortion, and terrorism. But another issue …Continue reading "The Late, Great Stem Cell Debate: WHY PRO-LIFERS WERE RIGHT"
Adult Stem Cells “Gave Me a New Lease on Life,” Cindy Schroeder Says in StemCellResearchFacts.org Testimonial Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told …Continue reading "New Video: Woman’s Deadly Cancer Treated with Her Own Cells"
By David Prentice, Research Director, Charlotte Lozier Institute Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Daily Caller and is reprinted with the author’s permission. Stem cell therapies and their lifesaving results are arguably the best kept medical secret. Stem cells are currently being used in several thousand FDA-approved clinical trials, are treating tens of thousands …Continue reading "The successful use of Adult Stem Cells: The Best Kept Secret In Medicine"