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  • Zika infection may affect adult brain cells

    08/18/2016 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 19 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 18, 2016 | Joseph Gleeson & Howard Hughes
    Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice from scientists at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. Among these are populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory. "This is the first study looking at the effect of Zika infection on the adult brain," says Joseph Gleeson,...
  • One Million Moms Boycotting ‘The Muppets’ New TV Show Due to Adult Humor

    09/22/2015 4:12:04 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 39 replies
    Film ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ethan Anderton
    You know that grunt-like scream that Miss Piggy makes when she’s really made and frustrated? That’s pretty much what the American Family Association offshoot One Million Moms is doing right now as they boycott ABC’s The Muppets TV show premiering this Tuesday at 8pm Eastern. The organization touts a mission statement saying that they are trying to “stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media” and “stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children.” Or more succinctly put, “We want our children to have the best chance possible of...
  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising ‘adult conversations’ on big issues

    01/24/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 49 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | anuary 23 at 8:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    AN FRANCISCO — Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question “every aspect of how government works.”
  • Sen. Cruz Tells FAA to Stop Ebola Victims Entering US

    10/03/2014 7:03:01 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Oct 2014 09:47 AM | Drew MacKenzie
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has attacked the Obama administration for its "unclear" handling of the Ebola crisis, while urging the Federal Aviation Administration to take extra precautions to prevent more infected victims entering the United States. Read Latest Breaking News from Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Government encourages Peter Pan Syndrome

    10/09/2013 3:20:47 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 2 replies
    Hendricks County Flyer ^ | Taylor Armerding
    I’m waiting for the American Psychological Association to declare that Peter Pan Syndrome is not only nothing to be ashamed of, but something to celebrate. Why should those in what used to be called the young adult years bother to grow up, when our benevolent government is encouraging them to remain dependent well into their 20s? In this, the first leg of our glorious new non-workers’ paradise of Obamacare, there are dozens — probably hundreds — of ways that the new regime will make health care less effective, more expensive, less efficient, more dysfunctional, more confusing and more byzantine. But...
  • Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

    09/12/2013 12:22:25 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 September 2013 | James Gallagher
    The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say. They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack. However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led to tumours forming in mice. Stem cell experts said it was a "cool" study, but would need to be much more controlled before leading to therapies.
  • Doc. Released by San Diego Council on Literacy Reveals Hidden Crisis Related to Adult Illiteracy

    07/08/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Keeping with its mission to deepen the community’s understanding of adult illiteracy in the region, the San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) today released Voices and Faces: Literacy in San Diego. This dramatic new documentary tells the story of 13 adults, whose inability to read kept them from meeting their personal and professional needs and achieving their life goals. These 13 people represent the hundreds of thousands of adults in San Diego County and the countless more in America who go through life facing unimaginable obstacles. Often times, they are too embarrassed to tell anyone and live with a painful...
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • 15 Responsibilities You Have As An Adult

    03/13/2012 4:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | | John Hawkins
    When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. -- 1 Corinthians 13:11 A society of children cannot survive, no matter how all-embracing the government nanny. -- Mark Steyn The biggest reason that our government has turned into a nanny state is because so many American adults act like spoiled, petulant children. This is not about being a conservative as opposed to a liberal; it's about being an adult as opposed to a child. You want to be...
  • School Cop Teamed Up with Special Ed Teacher to Run Adult Websites (on school computer)

    11/17/2011 4:16:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    LAist ^ | 11/17/11 | Emma G. Gallegos
    School Cop Teamed Up with Special Ed Teacher to Run Adult WebsitesBy Emma G. Gallegos in News on November 17, 2011 1:40 PM A high school in the Central Valley is investigating a school cop who teamed up with a high school special education teacher to start up a stable of adult websites. The teacher, Heidi Kaeslin, could run into trouble with the Stockton district where she teaches if they find out that she was running the site from school computers. She has been placed on leave, while a computer forensics expert looks at her classroom computer, according to
  • Gingrich compares Romney, Perry to 'kids,' plays up econ. ideas

    10/25/2011 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | October 25, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
    Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - On Monday, the only history professor running for president offered stern lectures on economic policy, against President Obama - and even attempted to school Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. "I literally felt like, the other night, I was the recess monitor on the playground, watching these two kids," Newt Gingrich said at a town hall in Davenport, Iowa. The former House speaker was referencing the bitter back-and-forth between the former Massachusetts governor and current Texas governor at last week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference. Gingrich also...
  • Adult leadership comes from the House, not Obama

    10/15/2011 10:00:28 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 3 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Let's take our eyes off the Republican presidential race for a minute and ask the question, where if anywhere are we getting adult leadership on major public policy issues this year? The answer, I think, is where the Founding Fathers seem to have least expected it, from the House of Representatives, and specifically from its Republican leaders. The Founders expected the House, with all its members elected directly by the people every two years, to be the flightiest branch of government, most susceptible to momentary enthusiasms and nostrums, in need of restraint from a Senate full of old-timers and a...
  • Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at Night (Miami)

    09/02/2011 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 9/02/11 | Kathleen McGrory
    Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at NightBy Kathleen McGrory, The Miami Herald 6:15 a.m. EDT, September 2, 2011 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY— By day, the Balare Language Academy is an A-rated charter school, home to children in kindergarten through middle school. But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balare apparently becomes a playground of a different kind. Party fliers, printed and on the Web, indicate that the campus at 10875 Quail Roost Dr. has been hosting raunchy, booze-soaked bashes into the wee hours. One flier for an upcoming party features a voluptuous, scantily clad woman posing with champagne bottles....
  • Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search

    06/26/2011 3:39:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies
    NWF Daily News ^ | 6/25/11 | Lauren Sage Reinlie
    A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia. Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search. “It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American...
  • Coverage for MARRIED children under 26 required by O-care

    03/08/2011 9:42:33 AM PST · by finnsheep · 30 replies
    PA TOWNSHIP NEWS | March 2011
    In answer to a question on p. 98 in the current issue of the PA Township News: "The health care reform law requires all insurance plans that include dependent coverage to extend those benefits to all children up to age 26. Therefore, if the township offers dependent coverage to its employees and the child is 26 or younger, he is entitled to the benefits regardless of his marital status or student status. In addition, an adult child qualifies for coverage even if he doesn't live with the covered parent, is not considered a dependent by the IRS, and is not...
  • Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76

    03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/6/2011 | John M. Glionna
    Reporting from Tokyo — At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan. For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films. But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes,...
  • Tonight we're getting crazy...

    01/14/2011 10:15:54 AM PST · by patriotgal1787
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 14, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . . Friday night -- tonight -- we are getting crazy. It's the FIRST ever contest competition Awards Ceremony on The Andrea Shea King Show.  (and depending... hmmm, it could be our last.) Big Fur Hat at our favorite hangout has appointed "moi" the arbiter of, good taste in an ADULTS ONLY ribald competition titled: "Assign a porn industry name to a politician or celebrity!" More than 500 entries have been submitted.   Ooh la la!  Am I up to the task?  Well... in the words of a certain maligned Alaskan, "You betcha!". And with the able...
  • Adult Bookstore Sells Winning $128 Million Lottery Ticket

    11/08/2010 1:30:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/10 | staff
    An adult bookstore in Michigan that offers pornographic movies and sex toys has also sold a winning lottery ticket worth $128 million, reports. Uptown Bookstore in Highland Park, Mich., sold Saturday's only winning Powerball ticket, according to the station. The ticket was the only one to match all of the numbers of the multimillion-dollar jackpot -- 7, 12, 23, 34, 38 and 33. The winner has not yet come forward. According to Powerball rules in Michigan, winners cannot remain anonymous when they claim their win.
  • Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic

    08/03/2010 12:58:05 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies · 5+ views ^ | August 3, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday August 3, 2010 Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 ( - Following an announcement on Friday by U.S. biotech firm Geron Corp. that it received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to carry out clinical trials using stem cells derived from human embryos, the mainstream media has been awash in stories that acknowledge the success of adult stem cell treatments, and the absence of any positive results from embryonic stem cell research.AP reported the fact that adult stem cells have the ability not only...
  • How to Mooch off Your Parents in a Down Economy

    07/27/2010 3:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 95 replies · 3+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 27, 2010 | Tom Purcell
    More 20-somethings are moving back home with Mom and Dad -- and happily accepting financial assistance. So pronounced is the trend -- many parents, on average, are giving their 20-somethings 10 percent of their combined income ... Look, 20-somethings, it's only partly your fault that the economy is still a mess -- most of you voted for you know who -- but it isn't your fault that you lack the skills to deal with it. Your generation has been coddled like no other generation before it -- never has any generation been given so much for doing so little --...
  • Youth Has Outlived Its Usefulness (American politics is desperately in need of adult supervision)

    07/16/2010 2:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/16/2010 | Peggy Noonan
    We start with the president's dreadful numbers. People in politics in America are too impressed by polls, of course, and talk about them too much. In this we're like a neurotic patient who constantly, compulsively takes his own temperature. We are political hypochondriacs. But polls offer the only hard quick data there is, and when the temperature-taking consistently shows a worsening condition—the fever is not breaking but rising—you have to admit a sickness. And so the polls, the most striking of which this week was CBS's, which says only 13% of Americans feel President Obama's economic plans have helped them....
  • The Freedom to be an Adult

    03/02/2010 7:08:30 AM PST · by KippLanham · 4 replies · 189+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 2, 2010 | Frank J. Fleming
    There’s a lot of freedom that comes with being a child. Food, shelter — all the important day-to-day stuff — is handled for you. You are left to do as you please throughout most of the day, and while there are a few things you are forced to do, such as go to school and eat your vegetables, these are inarguably for your betterment. There are few real worries when the necessities of survival are guaranteed by your parents, who allow you to be content and carefree. In a way, that’s true freedom. Read more:
  • Adult stem cells saved my life

    01/23/2010 12:44:36 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Imagine a tragic automobile accident that leaves a young girl a quadriplegic. Imagine a young mother of two who discovers that a disease is ravaging her body and turning her vital organs into stone. Imagine a young baby who is dying from sickle cell anemia. These are haunting images. They capture our minds and rend our hearts. Yet in each case, there is a remarkably happy ending. Simply put, these patients didn’t die, but cheated death and disability by receiving adult stem cell transplants. Each of these persons are medical miracles and living proof that adult stem cell treatments are...
  • Marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease

    12/10/2009 5:18:58 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Gene Emery
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. > Destroying a patient's bone marrow and replacing it with healthy marrow from a donor, often a sibling, is considered too risky for adults. > This approach leaves enough space inside the patient's bones for the donated marrow to find a home and produce enough healthy red blood cells to compensate for the defective ones. >
  • Major Step In Making Better Stem Cells From Adult Tissue

    10/19/2009 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Salman · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | Science Daily
    A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has developed a method that dramatically improves the efficiency of creating stem cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic cells. The research makes great strides in addressing a major practical challenge in the development of stem-cell-based medicine. The findings were published in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature Methods on October 18, 2009. The new technique, which uses three small drug-like chemicals, is 200 times more efficient and twice as fast as conventional methods for transforming adult human cells into stem cells (in this case...
  • Economy Has More Women Becoming Strippers (Hussein's fault?)

    03/23/2009 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 5,703+ views
    Link only - Economy Has More Women Becoming Strippers
  • President Obama okays funding embryonic stem cell research (but removes adult stem cell funding)

    03/19/2009 8:31:43 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies · 1,783+ views
    CMI ^ | March 19, 2009 | Lita Cosner
    Obama’s anti-life ideology ... Obama is not opposed to restricting adult stem cell research, because the same executive order which gives funding to embryonic stem cell research takes away funding from adult stem cell research. This is a senseless move on the part of the president; the only stem cell research he is interested in funding is precisely the most dangerous kind, the only kind that a large segment of the population is opposed to on moral grounds, and the only one that has consistently failed to produce the promised ‘miracle cure’ results. If he were really concerned about life-saving...
  • Stem Cells: Does Their Origin Matter?

    03/09/2009 7:55:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies · 1,341+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | Dr. Georgia Purdom
    Stem Cells Does Their Origin Matter? Preserving life—it is extremely important in the Christian faith. But what is the biblical definition of life, and how does this definition affect stem cell research?God clearly commands in Exodus 20:13: “You shall not murder [the intentional, predatory killing of another]” (NIV; see also Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9). A big controversy today is that of determining when life begins. In the field of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR), this determination is especially crucial. Because technology is advancing faster than society’s ethics, we are left to solve such dilemmas in the midst of active...
  • Elect Obama, Get Embryonic Stem Cells (Obama puts YOUR tax dollars to work)

    03/09/2009 8:30:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 916+ views
    CEH ^ | March 8, 2009
    Elect Obama, Get Embryonic Stem CellsMarch 8, 2009 — President Obama is about to fulfill one of his campaign promises: lifting restrictions on creating new embryonic stem cell lines (see Fox News).  The question now is, are they really needed?  They have yet to show any successes, while adult stem cells are enjoying an accelerating boom of amazing discoveries that could provide hope for some of mankind’s worst disorders. (Note: ESC = embryonic stem cells, ASC = adult stem cells). Muscular dystrophy:  Children and adults plagued by the muscle-wasting malady of muscular dystrophy may now have hope thanks to...
  • Origin of life questions, and what biblical creationists really believe

    02/07/2009 12:39:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies · 1,050+ views
    CMI ^ | February 7, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.
    In reality, evolution has done nothing to help real science, and has actually hindered it in many ways...
  • Obama and Stem Cells: Hope Chest or Pandora’s Box?

    02/02/2009 4:21:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 838+ views
    CEH ^ | January 31, 2009
    Any day now, as he promised, President Obama will likely lift funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research imposed by former President Bush. Bush had sought the council of leading scientists and ethicists before making his decision. Obama, by contrast, will be yielding to the opinions of the scientific societies who have clamored for years that they need and want access to these morally-questionable cells. It’s a good time to ask if the research to date has been promising. .... Rats given the adult stem cells recovered significant motor activity one week after injury, Live Science reported. But ES cell...

    01/07/2009 4:21:48 PM PST · by JulianaJohnson · 38 replies · 1,430+ views
    #dontgo Movement ^ | 1/7/09 | Juliana Johnson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2009 CONTACT: Juliana Johnson (312) 575-9500 (office) (847) 691-9278 (cell) PRESS RELEASE: “Let’s Talk About Sex…” #dontgo Launches Contest for Best Slogan for Porn Bailout On Wednesday, January 7th Fox News reported that Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis and Hustler publisher Larry Flynt will be asking Congress for a bailout. They will be asking for $5 billion in order to “invest in building new means of distribution, and shoring up our distribution right now to prevent further erosion from factors like Youporn and other Internet content that has seriously affected our business over...
  • Who Wants Embryonic Stem Cells? (Let's start with Barack Hussein Obama)

    12/18/2008 5:39:03 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 550+ views
    CEH ^ | December 18, 2008
    Dec 17, 2008 — Amazing treatments continue to spring forth from adult stem cells – the stem cells with no ethical qualms attached. With adult stem cells easy to obtain doing so much good, why would anyone want embryonic stem cells (the stem cells with ethical qualms attached), when no usable treatments have yet been found? Here are some recent success stories with adult stem cells:
  • Vanity: Request for Help With Locating an Adult Child - Estranged from Mother

    02/16/2008 7:55:18 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 16 replies · 167+ views
    self and friend ^ | February 16, 2008 | self
    Seeking help from the Free Republic extended family regarding how to locate someone who is an adult child that has been estranged from their mother for two years. My friend is the mother.
  • Why teens have a tough time finding summer work(Will teens join anti-immigration wave?)

    06/12/2007 8:00:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 1,143+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 06/12/07 | Mark Trumbull
    Why teens have a tough time finding summer work Many are enrolling in summer classes or doing community service while others are squeezed out by adults competing for the same entry-level jobs. By Mark Trumbull | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Boston - This summer is shaping up as a tough one for many of America's youngest job seekers. Camps still need counselors. Ice cream shops still need young arms with a knack for alternating between a scoop and a cash register. And the nation's job market is strong. Yet teen employment rates haven't rebounded from the recession...
  • MIT prof begins hunger strike over tenure

    James Sherley, a biological engineer whose opposition to embryonic stem cell research has been controversial among his peers, charges he has been denied the same freedom to challenge scientific orthodoxy afforded his white colleagues.
  • Many of the 'ADD generation' say no to meds

    12/18/2006 6:44:16 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 323 replies · 4,313+ views
    LA Times ^ | 18 December 2006 | Melissa Healy, Times Staff Writer
    Newly minted grown-ups are carrying out a massive natural experiment by choosing to do without the drugs that profoundly affected their experience of childhood. ...American society remains deeply ambivalent about the diagnosis of ADD, a catch-all term used more commonly in the past that includes today's more well-known attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Children diagnosed with ADD typically have difficulty focusing and paying attention. Those with ADHD are physically frenetic as well.) Almost three decades after the psychiatric profession first detailed the condition in its diagnostic manual, nagging questions remain: Does medicating a child with ADD help that child's well-being in the...
  • 31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

    08/29/2006 10:59:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 64 replies · 1,010+ views
    HealthDay News by way of Forbes ^ | 29AUG06 | HealthDay News
    TUESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Adult obesity rates increased in 31 states during the past year, leaving an estimated two-thirds of Americans vulnerable to fatal diseases such as diabetes, stroke and cancer.This, despite federal and state government efforts to curb the overweight epidemic, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health.The report, titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing America, 2006, was released Tuesday and is the third in a series of annual reports by the trust detailing state obesity rates as well as the effectiveness of government policies to fight the problem.According...
  • Life Insight: 1181 to Zero (ADULT vs EMBRYONIC Stem Cell Clinical Trials)

    08/16/2006 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies · 407+ views
    ...Politicians who support research involving the destruction of living human embryos...mischaracterized the bills, misrepresented polling data, launched ad hominem attacks on Presidnet Bush and people of faith, and displayed an astonishing ignorance of the science of stem cells and even basic biology. [snip] How's this for a score: 1181 FDA-approved clinical trials using adult stem cells, to zero human trials using embryonic stem cells? ...Embryonic stem cells have not been shown safe enough for trials wih human subjects, mainly because of their propensity to form tumors and grow uncontrollably...
  • Stem Cells Found in Adult Skin Can be Transplanted and Function in Mouse Models of Disease

    06/14/2006 1:32:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 342+ views ^ | 6/14/06
    06/14/06 -- Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Calgary have found that stem cells derived from adult skin can create neural cell types that can be transplanted into and function in mouse models of disease. This research is reported in the June 14, 2006 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. SickKids researchers previously discovered what type of cells can be made from these stem cells (called skin-derived precursors, or SKPs) based on the role played by neural-crest stem cells during embryogenesis. In addition to generating the peripheral nervous system, neural crest stem cells generate...
  • Employer Offers $250,000 For Missing Orlando Woman

    04/24/2006 2:07:04 PM PDT · by yummyc · 10 replies · 779+ views
    WKMG Channel ^ | 4/24/06 | Cheryl
    Employer Offers $250,000 For Missing Orlando Woman | 3 hrs ago | 2 sources An employer of a missing woman offered a $250,000 reward for the safe return of the woman three months after she mysteriously disappeared in Orlando.
  • Attackers beat sleeping homeless man to death

    01/13/2006 2:04:56 PM PST · by right-wingin_It · 54 replies · 2,596+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Police say they will seek murder charges against the attackers who beat a sleeping homeless man to death and are suspected in two similar attacks in the city a few hours later. The first attack was caught on a university surveillance video before dawn Thursday. Police were looking for two to four young men. "It's senseless. If you look at these kids, it was almost like it was fun and games for them," Officer Scott Russell said. Norris Gaynor, 45, who was later attacked as he slept near the Broward Center for Performing Arts, died from...
  • Paraplegic breakthrough using adult stem cells

    09/28/2005 8:30:45 PM PDT · by pending · 30 replies · 2,466+ views ^ | September 28, 2005
    Paraplegic breakthrough using adult stem cells Apparent major breakthrough with patient paralyzed 19 years Posted: September 28, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 In an apparent major breakthrough, scientists in Korea report using umbilical cord blood stem cells to restore feeling and mobility to a spinal-cord injury patient. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cythotherapy, centered on a woman who had been a paraplegic 19 years due to an accident. After an infusion of umbilical cord blood stem cells, stunning results were recorded: "The patient could move her hips and feel her hip skin on day 15 after...
  • N.H. Newspapers Pull Housing Ads

    06/30/2005 4:11:18 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 9 replies · 849+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. - Six newspapers in New Hampshire have agreed to stop running real estate ads that suggest children aren't welcome at the properties following complaints that the ads violated federal law. Several dozens landlords and real estate agents also agreed to stop placing ads targeting adult tenants and to submit future ads to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for review. Federal law prohibits landlords from discriminating against children. The ads included promotions like "one mature person," "quiet adult location" and "great for a single person." They are discriminatory because they make it harder for families to...
  • Porn PlayStation? - (for your kids' amusement? - 3 million already shipped!)

    06/21/2005 4:14:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 104 replies · 2,044+ views
    In his new book, "Porn Generation," Ben Shapiro points out that our culture is suffering from an over-abundance of smut. What's even more disconcerting is that the raunchy stuff is getting ready to invade kids' video games. The handheld version of Sony's successful video game platform, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), now reportedly has porn product that's been designed for it, which underscores the critical importance of parental responsibility in today's world. Eight pornographic videos will supposedly be released for the PSP by a Tokyo-based adult video company, with a second Tokyo company planning to produce another three titles. Through its...
  • Online porn gets go-ahead for its own red-light district

    06/13/2005 6:10:16 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 8 replies · 629+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 13JUN05 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK -- A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet -- the ''.xxx'' domain -- is being billed by backers as giving the online porn industry an opportunity to clean up its act. A distinct online sector for the salacious will reduce the chances of Internet users accidentally stumbling onto porn sites, they argue. If only it were so simple. Zoning in cyberspace has always been a daunting proposition, and participation in the porn domain will be voluntary. Even if it's voluntary, supporters say, adult sites will have incentives to use ''.xxx.'' ''If the carrot's big enough,...
  • Freezing Babies for Fun and Profit - (morality should guide science in stem cell controversy)

    06/12/2005 9:58:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 746+ views
    Mankind has an aggravating habit of complicating simple issues. Perhaps the most obvious example in present times is the raging debate over embryonic stem cell research. Let’s put this in its proper perspective… Do you think it’s okay to create a human child, freeze the little guy for up to 5 years, then thaw the poor kid out and kill him? This is the process of storing human embryos and harvesting embryonic stem cells. I could explore the various facets of the debate ranging from the hidden agenda of pro-abortionists to the possibilities of medical advances. But why bother? All...
  • Planned Parenthood protecting adult abusers of young girls-(taking side of rapists!)

    06/05/2005 6:11:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 1,174+ views
    Can you say ''perverse''? Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kansas is effectively fighting to protect child rapists from potential prosecution in two high-profile legal fights. That an organization devoted to the interests of women finds itself in this position is a cautionary tale of abortion-rights extremism. In Indiana, the attorney general is seeking the records of girls under the age of 14 who have visited Planned Parenthood clinics. Let that sink in: We're talking about 12- and 13-year- old girls. It is a crime to have sex with a child under 14 in the state. Under law, individuals with reason...
  • Adult Stem Cell Breakthrough Ignored

    05/30/2005 6:03:28 AM PDT · by NavVet · 38 replies · 1,056+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 30 May 05 | Newsmax
    Scientists at Australia's Griffith University have engineered a breakthrough in the field of adult stem cell research that's so significant, say experts, that it could render the debate over embryonic stem cell research moot. The results of the four year research project showed that olfactory stem cells can be turned into heart cells, brain cells, nerve cells, indeed almost any kind of cell in the body, without the problems of rejection or tumors forming, a common side effect with embryonic stem cells.