Robin Erb and Detroit Free Press shill for embryonic stem cells again

Editor’s note. This appeared Monday on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan In the most recent of a long line of puff pieces the Detroit Free Press has printed on embryonic stem cell research, Detroit Free Press Medical Writer Robin Erb continuously reiterates the lie that embryonic stem cell research was banned in …

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More evidence that when compelled to look elsewhere, scientists readily find acceptable alternatives to embryonic stem cells

By Dave Andrusko A report in today’s Guardian newspaper is just the latest evidence that when researchers are compelled to find stem cells sources other than human embryos, they benefit twice over. First, since human embryonic stem cells have no proven track record to date, resources are not wasted. Second, the need to look elsewhere …

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Hyping Embryonic Stem Cells Like It’s 2004

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Wesley’s terrific blog which is now located at www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/328843/hyping-embryonic-stem-cells-its-2004 I thought we were finally finished with all the hype over embryonic stem cell research.  During the first decade of the 21st century, that was pretty much all we got in the media, …

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Shinya Yamanaka, who discovered acceptable alternative to embryonic stem cells, wins Millennium Technology Award

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. There is still time to register for the National Right to Life convention June 28-30 and to reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in  Arlington, Virginia. Just go to www.nrlconvention.org. A friend who knows of my fascination with publicizing alternatives to embryonic stem cells forwarded me …

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Adult Stem Cell Treatments Move Ahead, Embryonic Stem Cells Fall Farther Behind

By David A. Prentice, Ph.D. Editor’s note. Dr. Prentice will be speaking at National Right to Life’s convention which takes place June 28-30. For more about the convention, go to www.nrlconvention.com. For more about Dr. Prentice, go to www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/05/nrlc-2012-todays-featured-speaker-dr-david-prentice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Still confused by the stem cell debate?  Don’t feel alone.  Medical professionals and the public …

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Michael J. Fox Finally Gets Real

By Wesley J. Smith “Victim celebrities,” Ralph Nader calls them, by which he means, people who have been victimized by an abusive act or policy.  They often make the best political activists against it because they bring the principle down to the personal level. But there are also “celebrity victims,” movie stars and other assorted …

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What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? An Update on Adult Stem Cells

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective host Carol Tobias uses the Tuesday edition of PLP to applaud the work of Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council. No one has done more  to dispel the myths surrounding embryonic stem cells and to share the good news that non-embryonic, …

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‘The Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics’

By Paul Stark An excellent new report, “The Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics,” is published in the Winter 2012 edition of The New Atlantis. It is authored by the Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science, comprised of a number of distinguished scholars and scientists from institutions such as Harvard, …

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Cry Me a River California Institute for Regenerative Medicine!

By Wesley J. Smith Wesley J. Smith The sense of entitlement of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine [CIRM] and its supporters would choke a cow.  California is about to run out of cash!–and its supporters worry that it might lose the ability to borrow even more money to bury my state under an even …

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Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad Stem Cell News!

By Wesley J. Smith Hype over embryonic stem cell research has been maddening.  The media bias, extreme.  And many in elected office, intent on using the sector as a special interest source of campaign funds–and believing the cures meme–have been decidedly uninterested in hearing any ”bad news” about the sector. Then there was the slush …

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Questionable Publication of Embryonic Stem Cell Results

By David Prentice Turning a blind eye toward both good science and good ethics, the embryonic stem cell and cloning company, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), has published a very preliminary online report regarding their first two patients injected with embryonic stem cell derivatives. The two patients, one who has age-related macular degeneration, the most common …

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NIH Approves More Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

By David Prentice National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins has approved four more human embryonic stem cell lines as eligible for federal taxpayer funding. The latest approval raises the  total number of human embryonic stem cell lines at the federal trough to 146. The four new lines are all from UCLA. The latest …

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