“Patients who were in wheelchairs are walking now” following surgery using adult stem cells

By Dave Andrusko I was pleased but not surprised at the response to “Ethically sound stem cells provide “meaningful” recover in stroke victims” that ran yesterday in NRL News Today. Good news sometimes really does travel fast. The research at Stanford University School of Medicine is so encouraging and potentially applicable to such a wide …

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Stroke Breakthrough Using Adult Stem Cells?

By Wesley J. Smith So, once again the damned-with-faint-praise adult stem cell field seems headed toward significant treatment breakthroughs. This time stroke. From the Washington Post story: Grain of salt. Grain of salt. Grain of salt. Sometimes studies such as this do not bear fruit later on. Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells …

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Adult Stem Cell Success Against Myasthenia Gravis

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog. “Lymphocytes” are white blood cells that provide long-lasting immunity. “Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant” means they were stem cells taken from the patient’s own blood-forming stem cells. And another very hopeful adult stem cell regenerative medicine success. Myasthenia gravis is a serious neuromuscular …

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Adult Stem Cells Cure Blindness in babies born with congenital cataracts

By Wesley J. Smith If this human breakthrough had occurred with embryonic stem cells, the front page stories would have screamed around the world. But it was adult stem cells and so the reporting was muted. You see, the media still–after all these years–tend to judge the newsworthiness of a story based on whether a …

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New Video: Child with High Risk Leukemia Recovers after Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute released its newest Stem Cell Research Facts video telling the story of 10-year-old Devon Weaver of Arizona. For many years, Devon’s parents and doctors were mystified as to why he struggled with everyday activities such as sitting up by himself and feeding himself, and why at four years old his …

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It can’t be true, right? Adult Stem Cells Effective Against MS

By Wesley J. Smith THIS CAN’T BE TRUE! Embryonic stem cells are the ONLY HOPE, “the scientists” and their media and celebrity camp followers repeatedly insisted–as they urged priority funding for studies from embryonic stem cells. Except, those who argued that adult stem cells offered great potential are the ones being proven right–as embryonic successes …

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Planned Parenthood’s defense of using fetal organs to ‘treat and cure’ is a sham

By Bill Cassidy and David Prentice In the wake of videos exposing its involvement in trading fetal organs, Planned Parenthood has resorted to a “silver lining” defense. The taking of brains, hearts, lungs and livers from the unborn, even the delivery of intact fetal bodies to commercial middlemen, is hailed as a valid scientific procedure. …

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Adult Stem Cells Effective Against MS

By Wesley J. Smith THIS CAN’T BE TRUE! Embryonic stem cells are the ONLY HOPE, “the scientists” and their media and celebrity camp followers repeatedly insisted–as they urged priority funding for studies from embryonic stem cells. Except, those who argued that adult stem cells offered great potential are the ones being proven right–as embryonic successes …

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House OK’s Bipartisan Stem Cell Bill; Smith Legislation Authorizes $265M over Five Years for Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Programs

Editor’s note. The following was distributed Tuesday by the office of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). On the very first day of the fall session, the House took up and passed vital legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to continue America’s bone marrow and cord blood donor registry. Sponsored by Smith with lead co-sponsor …

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Cord Blood Awareness Month: Give life twice, give cord blood!

Editor’s note. This was posted on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate. July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month What is cord blood? Cord blood is found in a baby’s umbilical cord and is a rich source of ethical stem cells. Why is cord blood important? A transplant of stem …

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4-year-old receiving adult stem cell transplant to ward off recurrence of neuroblastoma cancer

By Dave Andrusko It is one of those stories that makes everyone wipe a tear of joy away and then celebrate. Devon Still is a defensive tackle for Cincinnati Bengals. Yesterday Still shared a photo on Instagram of his daughter Leah preparing for a stem cell transplant. Leah was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer …

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A possible breakthrough in treating Parkinson’s disease using non-embryonic stem cells

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday we wrote about some remarkable progress made in the fight against MS using adult stem cells. In a nutshell, as David Prentice, Ph.D., explained to NRL News Today, the team at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, England, had harvested and purified some of the patient’s bone marrow adult stem cells, …

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