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  • Live human heart grown in lab using [Adult] stem cells

    04/04/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Mail Online | 04-April-2011 | By David Derbyshire
    Live human heart grown in lab using stem cells in potential transplant breakthrough By David Derbyshire Last updated at 12:22 PM on 4th April 2011 Breakthrough: Scientists are hopeful their artificial heart will be beating within days Scientists are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients. American researchers believe the artificial organs could start beating within weeks. The experiment is a major step towards the first ‘grow-your-own’ heart, and could pave the way for livers, lungs or kidneys to be made to order. The organs were created by removing muscle cells from donor organs to...
  • FoxNews: Judge Won't Let Stem Cell Money Keep Flowing

    09/07/2010 10:46:15 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09-07-2010
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has turned down the Justice Department's request to temporarily delay his order that could shut down federal funding for some stem cell research. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday turned down federal officials' request for a stay. Lamberth blocked federal dollars from going to certain stem cell research on grounds the research could violate a law prohibiting use of taxpayer dollars in work that destroys a human embryo. ...
  • Obama Withdraws Funding for Stem Cell Research CONTRADICTING His Own Speeches!

    04/08/2009 5:48:29 PM PDT · by ProLifePodcast · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    StemCellAnswers.com ^ | 4/8/09 | Josh Brahm
    VIDEO: Obama bans funding for Adult Stem Cell Research behind closed doors CONTRADICTING his own speeches! More stem cell info at http://StemCellAnswers.com.
  • Stem Cells Polarize Ethics

    04/07/2009 10:43:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 642+ views
    CEH ^ | April 7, 2009
    April 7, 2009 — Adult stem cells are continuing to promise revolutionary therapies, while embryonic stem cells remain a political football even after Obama’s loosening of restrictions.  Some stories seem to suppress the word “embryonic” and just talk about “stem cells,” but there is a big difference in the ethics of one over the other.  Embryonic stem cells require harvesting a human embryo. Adult Stem Cell News Diabetes:  Sufferers of peripheral artery disease, common among diabetics, may have hope using stem cells from their own bone marrow.  PhysOrg reported that researchers at the University of Western Ontario isolated three types...
  • Success With Adult Stem Cells Keep Piling Up; Embryonic Not So Much

    07/02/2008 5:04:59 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 4 replies · 115+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 7/2/08 | Duane Lester
    As one of the supposed anti-science conservatives liberals are always yammering on about, I was glad when President Bush vetoed the increase in federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. I wrote about the adult stem cell success stories, and since June of last year, there have been even more exciting treatments.
  • Finnish patient gets new jaw from own stem cells

    02/01/2008 3:27:50 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies · 14,938+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2008 | Sami Torma
    Scientists in Finland said they had replaced a 65-year-old patient's upper jaw with a bone transplant cultivated from stem cells isolated from his own fatty tissue and grown inside his abdomen. the breakthrough opened up new ways to treat severe tissue damage and made the prospect of custom-made living spares parts for humans a step closer to reality. "There have been a couple of similar-sounding procedures before, but these didn't use the patient's own stem cells that were first cultured and expanded in laboratory and differentiated into bone tissue,"... the patient was recovering more quickly than he would have if...
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Three Embryonic Stem Cell Researchers

    10/08/2007 4:59:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 23 replies · 580+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 8, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorOctober 8, 2007Stockholm, Sweden (LifeNews.com) -- Three researchers who work with controversial embryonic stem cells shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their role in looking at mouse genes and using their studies to determine the human genes that cause diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pro-life advocates oppose embryonic stem cell research on human beings because days-old unborn children must be killed to obtain their cells. They support the use of animal and adult stem cells.Americans Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies and British scientist Sir Martin Evans split the prestigious award and its prize of...
  • Hillary Clinton Would Reverse Bush's Embryonic Stem Cell Research Rules

    10/07/2007 8:35:41 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 458+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorOctober 4, 2007Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Thursday that one of her first actions if she wins the 2008 election will be reversing President Bush's protections on embryonic stem cell research. Bush has twice vetoed bills that would force taxpayers to fund the research, which requires the destruction of human life.Bush also put in place a policy in August 2001 that prevents federal funding of any new embryonic stem cell research and, instead, concentrates most federal money in the area of adult stem cells.Those are the cells that have shown the most...
  • Michigan Bishops Launch Massive Statewide Stem Cell Education Program - Video Online

    10/06/2007 10:42:51 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 202+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 3, 2007
    Michigan Bishops Launch Massive Statewide Stem Cell Education Program - Video Online 12 minute DVD and other material being sent to over 500,000 Catholic homes and nearly 800 parishes LANSING, October 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an effort to communicate the Catholic Church's teaching on human life as it relates to adult and embryonic stem cell research, the Michigan Catholic Conference on Monday announced the state's seven diocesan bishops have launched a monumental internal education program that includes over 500,000 Catholic homes and nearly 800 parishes. As part of the internal education program, which has the theme "The Science of...
  • Illinois Governor Blagojevich Signs Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

    08/29/2007 7:08:57 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 273+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 29, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 29, 2007Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday signed a bill that would force taxpayers there to spend money on embryonic stem cell research. His signing the measure is the latest action going against the views of pro-life advocates on whether unborn children should be sacrificed to advance scientific research.The measure would set up an institute under the Illinois Department of Public Health to award grants for the research, which has never helped any patients.It also makes embryonic stem cell research legal and establishes procedures for couples to donate their "unwanted" human embryos for...
  • A Whole Slew of Progress in Adult Stem Cell Research

    07/26/2007 7:47:07 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Various Sources, See Below
    ADULT STEM CELL NEWS Stem cell procedure successfully treats amyloidosis patients See here : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-07/bu-scp070307.php A debilitating condition known as amyloidosis, which results in organ failure and death from misfolded proteins, has been successfully treated in 31% of test cases at Boston University Medical Center by blood stem cells and chemotherapy, reported EurekAlert. The patients showed improvement in both organ function and quality of life, the article said. 2) A new method of adult stem cell growth efficacious in treatment of disorders of the cornea See here : http://www.basqueresearch.com/berria_irakurri.asp?Berri_Kod=1404&hizk=I Experiments on rabbits by Basque Research showed that adult stem cells...
  • Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Promote Adult Stem Cell Research

    06/26/2007 9:05:10 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 262+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Now that President Bush has vetoed a bill for the second time that would force taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research, two members of Congress say it's again time to look at ethical alternatives. The House members have introduced a bill they say promote stem cell science everyone can rally around. Reps. Randy Forbes, a New York Republican, and Dan Lipinski, an Illinois Democrat, have introduced H.R. 2807, the "Patients First Act."Their measure would promote research and clinical trials using stem cells that are ethically obtained and show evidence providing clinical benefit for human patients....
  • Georgia Adult Stem Cell Research Bill Gets Governor Perdue's Signature

    05/24/2007 9:49:14 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 342+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 24, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) -- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue tickled pro-life advocates in the Peach State for the second day in a row on Thursday when he signed a bill promoting adult stem cell research into law. His signature came just one day after he signed a bill on abortions allowing women to see ultrasounds of their unborn children. The measure, SB 148, is known as the Saving the Cure Act and it encourages ethical research involving stem cells from the umbilical cord, placental tissue and amniotic fluid.SB 148 also calls for the universal collection of postnatal tissue and fluid for...
  • Pediatricians Group Wants Funding Directed to Adult Stem Cell Research

    05/15/2007 2:29:11 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 481+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 14, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A national doctors group for pediatricians says it wants state and federal governments to look to adult stem cell research as the vehicle for public funding rather than throwing money at studies using embryonic stem cells. The group says adult stem cell research has been significantly more successful. The American College of Pediatricians recommends that public officials consider supporting adult stem cells exclusively.Michelle Cretella, MD, a fellow of the American College of Pediatricians, told LifeNews.com that "Not only does embryonic research require taking the life of human embryos, it also prolongs needless suffering by delaying the...
  • Stem cells used to boost breasts (Stem cells from patient's own fat, not embryos)

    02/12/2007 3:31:43 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 27 replies · 933+ views
    BBC ^ | February 12, 2007 | Staff
    Scientists in Japan claim to be able to increase the size of a woman's breasts using fat and stem cells. The technique uses fat from the stomach or thigh which is then enriched with stem cells before being injected. It is hoped the method could prove a more natural-looking alternative to artificial implants filled with salt water or silicone. But plastic surgeons working in Britain have greeted news of the technique with "extreme caution." Kotaro Yoshimura, a surgeon at the Tokyo University medical school, said more than 40 patients had been treated. Mr Yoshimura said he believed the stem cell...
  • Don Ho celebrates 76th birthday(big adult stem cell success story)

    08/16/2006 1:39:25 PM PDT · by Neville72 · 36 replies · 1,798+ views
    KHON2-TV, Honolulu ^ | 8/14/2006 | Kirk Mathews
    The Waikiki icon posed and laughed with fans who lined up by the dozens. This is the same Don Ho who just nine months ago went through experimental stem cell therapy for his heart. At the time, doctors said his heart was operating at 20 percent capacity - - and failing. Don Ho says, "I just had to go to Bangkok to get stem cells injected in my heart because they don't do it in America and it was the only thing that possibly could have helped me." He continues his campaign to get the stem cell therapy accepted in...
  • Straight Out of Science Fiction: Organs Engineered in a Lab [1st total organ regeneration]

    04/03/2006 6:17:44 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 61 replies · 1,436+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Joy Victory
    April 3, 2006 — The news is being hailed as a medical milestone: Several years after receiving new bladders engineered entirely in a laboratory, seven young patients are all still healthy. It marks the first long-term success of total-organ tissue regeneration, an area of medicine that until now was more the stuff of science fiction than clinical reality. Dr. Anthony Atala, the director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, reports in tomorrow's issue of the medical journal The Lancet on the success of the new procedure, which was performed on children born with...
  • Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone

    02/15/2006 8:18:22 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 205+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | February 13, 2006 | Staff
    In a significant advance for regenerative medicine, researchers at Rice University have discovered a new way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow such that the cells themselves produce a growth matrix that is rich in important biochemical growth factors. The research, which appears online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is notable not just because of the science – researchers found they could coax bone cells into produce up to 75 times more calcium – but also because the study was conducted by an undergraduate bioengineering senior, Néha Datta. "These results are important,...
  • Cell Oversell

    12/08/2005 8:50:45 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 1 replies · 274+ views
    World Magazine ^ | December 10,2005 | Lynde Langdon
    Medicine: Cell oversell November was not a good month for embryonic stem-cell research | by Lynde Langdon As editor Glenn McGee lamented on the American Journal of Bioethics weblog, November was not a good month for embryonic stem-cell research. An ethical breach tripped up the field's leading researcher while an embarrassed international scientific community watched. Meanwhile, research in ethical realms of science—those that do not depend on cloning and embryo destruction—continues to deliver groundbreaking therapies and offer further proof that you just don't have to kill embryos to save lives. Here are the latest developments: •The ethical depths to which...
  • Terri Schiavo case

    03/26/2005 8:41:25 AM PST · by Truth Always Wins · 87 replies · 1,358+ views
    CNN.com | 3/26/05 | Truth always wins
    Terri's brain needs the growth of brain cells. According to CNN.com 3-22-05 Sydney, Australia Brain cells can be multiplied fron tissue taken from the nose. What a great opportunity. some judge SOMEWHERE should immediately restore terri's sustanance and let the EXPERIMENT OF THE CENTURY BEGIN.
  • Adult Stem Cell Researchers Combat Heart Attacks, Leukemia

    01/30/2005 11:40:08 AM PST · by underlying · 8 replies · 349+ views
    lifenews.com ^ | January 25, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    Adult Stem Cell Researchers Combat Heart Attacks, Leukemia Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Researchers are reporting some major new accomplishments for adult stem cells. These achievements are raising new questions about the wisdom of embryonic stem cell research, an alternative to adult stem cell research which causes a host of ethical problems. Adult stem cells come from a variety of sources, including umbilical cord blood and fat. Unlike embryonic stem cell research, adult stem cell research does not result in the destruction of a human embryo. In the latest research, stem cells from umbilical cord blood have been used to treat...
  • A Stem Cell Christmas Miracle?

    12/02/2004 10:26:36 AM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 2,003+ views
    Reason ^ | December 1, 2004 | Ronald Bailey
    A report earlier this week that South Korean researchers have used stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood to help a woman with a damaged spinal cord walk again is bound to re-ignite the battle over human embryonic stem cell research. The researchers say they harvested embryonic stem cells from blood taken from umbilical cords and injected them into the spine of a 37-year-old woman named Hwang Mi-soon. Ms. Hwang, who has been chair-bound for nearly two decades, took several steps using a walker at a press conference and declared her progress a “miracle.” And a miracle it is: Cord...
  • Adult Stem Cell Research Could Save Thousands With Leukemia

    11/27/2004 5:09:55 AM PST · by miltonim · 10 replies · 480+ views
    Life News ^ | November 26, 2004 | Maria Gallagher
    Adult Stem Cell Research Could Save Thousands With Leukemia Cleveland, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Adult stem cell research could save the lives of thousands of adults who are suffering from leukemia, according to new studies involving umbilical cord blood. A European study found that adult patients who received cord blood were as likely to be leukemia-free two years later as those who received bone marrow. In addition, a U.S. study, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found similar results. The studies raise new questions about the wisdom of embryonic stem cell research, which has had little success. Many...
  • Ads Aim to Clear the Air on Stem Cell Research

    10/25/2004 8:07:45 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies · 487+ views
    Zenit | 10/25/04
    WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 25, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. bishops' conference has launched a nationwide two-week ad campaign highlighting the issue of stem cell research. The ads draw a clear distinction between embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life at the embryonic stage, and adult stem cell research. "Stem cell research is one of the most important moral issues of our day, but it is also one of the most distorted," said Cathy Cleaver Ruse, a spokeswoman for the bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities. "In the public debate, embryo-destructive research has been greatly hyped, while the proven...
  • Adult Stem-Cell Success Stories Hailed: Meanwhile, a Son of Reagan Assails Use of Embryos [Michael]

    06/25/2004 7:24:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies · 2,835+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 06-25-04 | Zenit.org
    Code: ZE04062523 Date: 2004-06-25 Adult Stem-Cell Success Stories Hailed Meanwhile, a Son of Reagan Assails Use of Embryos WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 25, 2004 (Zenit.org).- A press conference focused on two women helped by adult stem-cell treatment, and a bishops' aide hailed their examples as "a powerful witness against the embryonic research PR machine." The press conference Thursday, conducted by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, featured the women whose severe spinal cord injuries have been treated with adult stem cells. Laura Dominguez was a quadriplegic at 16 after a car accident severely damaged her spinal cord, but after treatment...