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  • Panel Passes Abortion, Stem Cell Research Ban Bills (Oklahoma)

    02/05/2015 1:11:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | Feb 4, 2015, | ABC
    A bill to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma and another to make embryonic stem cell research illegal both cleared a House committee on Wednesday, despite concerns from a doctor on the panel. While activists gathered at the Capitol for the annual anti-abortion Rose Day rally, the House Public Health Committee voted mostly along party lines to approve both bills. An exception was Rep. Doug Cox, a Grove Republican and an emergency room physician who opposed both measures. One bill would increase from 24 to 72 hours the amount of time a woman must wait before receiving an abortion after receiving...
  • ‘Patient A’ proud to carry hopes [for embryonic stem-cell research]

    06/06/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 4, 2011 | Bill Torpy
    CHATOM, Ala. — Every now and then, Timothy J. Atchison thinks he feels a little something when rubbing his legs. But he knows to temper any feelings of excitement or optimism. Left paralyzed from the chest down after a car crash last fall, the baby-faced 21-year-old reminds himself that it could be simply phantom feelings. A lot rides on his immobile legs — they carry the hopes and dreams of tens of thousands of severely injured people. Atchison is Patient A, the formerly anonymous person who volunteered to have embryonic stem cells injected into his spine. It was the first...
  • Obama Admin Approves More Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding

    06/03/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/11 | David Prentice, Ph.D.
    NIH Director Francis Collins has added two more lines of human embryonic stem cells to its Registry, bringing the current total to 93 lines approved for federal funding. Approval for listing in the NIH registry allows federal taxpayer funds to be used for experiments with these cells, creating an incentive for investigators to destroy more embryos and bring their own embryonic stem cell lines to the federal feeding trough. The two hESC lines are from BioTime, Inc., which designates them ESI-014 and ESI-017. According to the listing, the embryonic stem cells cannot be used for diagnostic or therapeutic uses. Collins...
  • Obama's Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Embryonic Research Gets Hearing

    12/06/2010 4:31:57 PM PST · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | December 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama's Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Embryonic Research Gets Hearing Washington, DC -- A federal appeals court held a hearing on Monday in a lawsuit filed seeking to overturn the executive order President Barack Obama issued forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.
  • Latest on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Battles

    12/02/2010 9:12:12 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies ^ | December 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Latest on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Battles Court to Hear Lawsuit on Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Funds Bill to Expand Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Funds Appears Dead
  • Firm Claims First Patient Treated With Embryonic Stem Cells, Not The Case

    10/11/2010 2:30:35 PM PDT · by julieee · 13 replies ^ | October 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Firm Claims First Patient Treated With Embryonic Stem Cells, Not The Case Washington, DC -- Geron Corporation, a California-based firm that conducts embryonic stem cell research and has a history of making dubious announcements to see a boost in its stock price and reputation, is apparently at it again. The firm has announced it has treated the first patient with embryonic stem cells, but that's not actually the case.
  • Firm Claims First Patient Treated With Embryonic Stem Cells, Not The Case

    10/11/2010 2:30:32 PM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | October 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Firm Claims First Patient Treated With Embryonic Stem Cells, Not The Case Washington, DC -- Geron Corporation, a California-based firm that conducts embryonic stem cell research and has a history of making dubious announcements to see a boost in its stock price and reputation, is apparently at it again. The firm has announced it has treated the first patient with embryonic stem cells, but that's not actually the case.
  • Respect Life? Then Vote For It!

    10/04/2010 12:05:10 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 4, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In a continuing tradition begun in 1972, the Roman Catholic Bishops of the United States have celebrated each October as Respect Life Month, commencing with a sermon on respect for human life, from conception to natural death, on the first Sunday of October. So it was this Sunday, in Catholic parishes all over America, one of the rare times in which not only the liturgy but the sermon as well enjoy thematic unity across the country. Now, this is a political site, not a theological one – and I’m a political writer, not a theologian – so don’t be afraid;...
  • Appeals Court Allows Obama to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    09/28/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Appeals Court Allows Obama to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research Washington, DC -- A federal appeals court has lifted the injunction a federal judge put in place stopping President Barack Obama from forcing taxpayers to finance unproven embryonic stem cell research while scientists continue with their lawsuit against the funding.
  • Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded science

    09/18/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | September 16, 2010 | By Matt Bowma
    ... Human embryonic stem cell research is the $10,000 toilet seat of the 21st century. Years ago, science created a cell that appears to be, in the words of an MIT study published last month, "virtually identical" to an embryonic stem cell but is cheaper, promises better compatibility to patients and kills no embryos. These new induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) "do all the things embryonic stem cells do," explains the father of human embryonic stem cells James Thomson. Harvard's David Scadden agrees that iPSC technology "is absolutely changing the field." IPSCs "perhaps even eliminate the need for human embryos...
  • Appeals Court Suspends Judge's Ban on Stem Cell Research Funding

    09/09/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies ^ | September 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    A U.S. Appeals court on Thursday temporarily lifted a judge's ban on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research until it rules on the merits of the Obama administration's argument against the ban. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled last month that embryonic stem cell research violated federal law because it involved destroying human embryos. The Obama administration claimed that the ban would set back key research and cost more than a thousand jobs -- an argument that Lamberth rejected on Tuesday -- but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed Tuesday to lift...
  • FoxNews: Judge Won't Let Stem Cell Money Keep Flowing

    09/07/2010 10:46:15 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies ^ | 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 Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding

    09/03/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies ^ | September 2, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Thursday September 2, 2010 Obama Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2010 ( – The U.S. Justice Department is requesting a federal judge stay his order stopping the National Institute of Health’s embryo-destroying stem-cell research pending an appeal, saying that cutting off the money to scientists would harm their research efforts.   Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week that embryonic stem cell research projects funded by the NIH violate the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which prohibits...
  • Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law

    08/30/2010 1:36:41 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies · 1+ views -- Your Life, family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 30, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 30, 2010 Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law Senate aide: codifying Obama order "wouldn't do the trick" By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2010 ( - Members in both chambers of U.S. Congress are angling to alter federal law in order to undermine a district court judge's temporary injunction that effectively puts a stop to the onset of taxpayer-funded embryonic stem-cell research.U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled last Monday that Obama's March 2009 Executive Order, which permitted public funds for the research involving the destruction of embryonic human beings, directly conflicted with...
  • No fed cash for stem cell research

    08/24/2010 4:55:59 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/10 6:54 PM EDT Updated | By ABBY PHILLIP
    A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, sidetracking President Barack Obama’s executive order which had expanded federal funding for human stem cell research last year. U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled that the order, which Obama signed in March 2009, violated a federal law that prohibits the use of federal funds for research practices that result in the destruction of a human embryo. According to the ruling, the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which Congress passed in 1996, clearly prohibits the use of federal funds for stem cell research, regardless of...
  • Court Blocks New Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/24/2010 12:27:37 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 23, 2010
    A federal judge temporarily blocked the Obama administration Monday from using federal dollars to fund expanded human embryonic stem cell research, saying the research involves the destruction of embryos. The ruling comes after the National Institutes of Health last year issued new guidelines permitting federal funding for research on certain stem cell lines that had already been created. ... U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that despite attempts to separate the derivation of human embryonic stem cells from the research process, "the two cannot be separated" because culling those stem cells destroys an embryo. ...
  • 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...
  • FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns

    07/30/2010 10:21:44 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns Washington, DC -- The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. They have never been used before in people because the cells cause tumors and have immune system rejection issues when tried in animals.
  • Negative Campaigning Backfires on Bassi

    01/24/2010 9:09:33 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies · 534+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 01/24/2010 | John F. Di Leo
    by John F. Di Leo How do you best judge the strength of a challenger, when the race isn't "important" enough to have national interest and national polling? Sometimes a single negative flyer can reveal all. In the quiet, Republican northwest suburbs of Chicago recently represented by Rep. Philip M. Crane and the late Bernie "No New Taxes" Pedersen - roughly Palatine, Inverness, and South Barrington, Illinois - the Republican state representative for the past decade or so has been Suzie Bassi, a moderate who moved up to the general assembly from a school board. Like hundreds - or perhaps...
  • NIH authorizes use of first human embryonic stem cells under new policy

    12/02/2009 3:05:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Washingon Post ^ | 12/2/2009 | Rob Stein
    The Obama administration on Wednesday approved the first human embryonic stem cells for experiments by federally funded scientists under a new policy designed to dramatically expand government support for one of the most promising but also most contentious fields of biomedical research. The National Institutes of Health authorized 11 lines of cells produced by scientists at the Children's Hospital in Boston and two lines created by researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York. All were obtained from embryos left over by couples seeking treatment for infertility.
  • Obama Admin Ignored Majority Who Opposed Embryonic Rules

    07/07/2009 10:34:16 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 288+ views ^ | July 7, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Ignored Majority Who Opposed Embryonic Rules Washington, DC -- The National Institutes of Health is drawing condemnation today from pro-life advocates who say it ignored the majority of Americans who opposed the proposed guidelines that would implement President Barack Obama's decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. See
  • Crowder: Embryonic Stem Cell FUN!!

    07/01/2009 7:18:46 AM PDT · by coachep95 · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Check out the latest video from Steven Crowder
  • Obama Scraps President's Bioethics Council After Forcing Embryonic Funding

    06/22/2009 3:05:46 PM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies · 694+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Scraps President's Bioethics Council After Forcing Embryonic Funding The President's Council on Bioethics is no more. With a one-day notice, the members were told in a letter from the President that their services were no longer required. Pack up, get out. Forget the fact that they had a couple of interesting reports coming out soon, one more meeting, and that the Council's tenure would expire come this September. See
  • 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...
  • Did Obama Allow Human Cloning? (George-Kmiec debate)

    03/20/2009 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 13 replies · 582+ views
    US News ^ | 3/17/2009 | Dan Golgoff
    Here's the final installment of the E-mail debate between conservative Catholic legal scholars Robby George and Doug Kmiec over whether President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research authorizes federally funded human cloning. In the first E-mail in this post, Kmiec responds to George's point-by-point analysis of Obama's new embryonic stem cell research policy, arguing that Obama's policy will very likely outlaw human cloning. In the second E-mail, George closes the debate by decrying Kmiec's definition of human cloning and invites him to debate the matter in public.
  • 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...
  • News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    03/15/2009 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 561+ views
    AiG ^ | March 14, 2009
    News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint March 14, 2009 In this issue: 1. AP: “More Americans Say They Have No Religion” 2. LiveScience: “Scientists See God on the Brain” 3. ScienceNOW: “Arrest That Chimp!” 4. BBC News: “Obama Ends Stem Cell Funding Ban” 5. ScienceDaily: “Live Evolution Witnessed In Controlled Environment Of Microbial Predator And Prey” 6. Washington Post: “The Genesis of a Debate” (The Washington Post follows along on a creationist journey through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) And much more at the following link:
  • Obama And Stem Cells: Killing Human Beings In Name Of 'Science' Nothing New

    03/10/2009 4:10:08 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 10, 2009 | Michael Eden
    We are having another one of those amazing moments when Barack Obama - acting as a radical leftist ideologue and advancing a leftist political agenda - summons that amazing degree of personal chutzpah that he alone possesses to condemn his opponents as partisan. Sort of like when Obama - caught red-handed having spent 23 years in a racist and anti-American church - proceeded to offer a pompous moralizing sermon on race relations. Most people - even most politicians (which is saying a lot) - would have faded away with shame had they been caught in such a radical and hateful...
  • 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...
  • ABC Champions President Obama's Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Decision

    03/09/2009 2:40:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 443+ views ^ | 3/9/2009 | Matthew Balan
    Correspondent Lisa Stark’s report on ABC’s World News on Sunday almost completely slanted in favor of President Obama’s decision to overturn the ban on federal funding of stem cell research which destroys human embryos. Stark minimized the controversial nature of the research, devoting only one sound bite out of four to a critic of the president’s move. Anchor Dan Harris introduced Stark’s report by selling the apparent promise of embryonic stem cell research: “President Obama is going to fulfill one of his campaign promises by ending restrictions on federally-funded research using embryonic stem cells. This could lead to better treatments...
  • 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...
  • At What Price?

    03/09/2009 8:13:26 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 6 replies · 429+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 3/9/2009 | Selkirk
    Here it comes again. Stem cells. We hear about them a lot, and if the hype is to be believed, stem cells will be the reason why cancer and the common cold are finally cured. President Obama has signaled his intention to reverse the Bush Administration policy against federal funding of any institution that engages in embryonic stem cell research. No real surprise there, as he indicated during his campaign that he would do precisely that. Again to no surprise, the media, led by WaPo, is eating it up. As the media and other left leaning "intellectuals" like to frame...
  • Sam Brownback - the latest GOP traitor?

    03/06/2009 4:52:19 PM PST · by publius321 · 22 replies · 976+ views
    “Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Incorporated, says Brownback -- a self-professed pro-life Catholic -- "abandoned" the unborn by backing Sebelius... Crutcher says Brownback's desire to become the next governor of Kansas may be driving his support of Sebelius. "All of Brownback's flowery words in the past don't really mean much," he says. "When push comes to shove, he'll throw the unborn under the bus for some political advantage -- and that's what's happened here." I must say that this doesn't surprise me in the least. Throughout the primary debates I remember saying to my wife that this guy...
  • Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Obsolete

    03/06/2009 1:49:55 PM PST · by highlander_UW · 27 replies · 765+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 3/4/09 | Bernadine Healy, M.D.
    Even for strong backers of embryonic stem cell research, the decision is no longer as self-evident as it was, because there is markedly diminished need for expanding these cell lines for either patient therapy or basic research. In fact, during the first six weeks of Obama's term, several events reinforced the notion that embryonic stem cells, once thought to hold the cure for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and diabetes, are obsolete. The most sobering: a report from Israel published in PLoS Medicine in late February that shows embryonic stem cells injected into patients can cause disabling if not deadly tumors.
  • 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...
  • CNN Guest on Embryo Destruction: 'Religious Right' Also Opposed Anesthesia and Cornea Transplants

    01/23/2009 8:20:53 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 667+ views ^ | 01/23/2009 | Matthew Balan
    During a segment on Friday's Newsroom program, CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen heralded the FDA's approval of the first human clinical trial involving embryo-destroying stem cell research. Cohen then gave a soft interview of the president and CEO of the company involved in the trial, who made the bizarre claim that new medical breakthroughs, including corneal transplants and anesthesia for women in childbirth, were supposedly "always met with concerns from the Religious Right" in the past. Cohen did not follow-up to this statement by the CEO. The segment, which began 17 minutes into the 11 am Eastern hour of...
  • USC researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

    12/24/2008 11:47:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Science Codex ^ | December 24, 2008
    Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time in history, derived authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats. This breakthrough finding will enable scientists to create far more effective animal models for the study of a range of human diseases. The research will be published in the Dec. 26 issue of the journal Cell.
  • 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:
  • McCain launches pro-stem cells ad

    09/12/2008 9:42:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 181+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/08 | Jeffrey Young
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain debuted a radio ad Friday designed to declare his unequivocal support for stem cell research. McCain voted in the Senate to expand federal funding for the controversial research but Democrats and advocates of the science have expressed concern that McCain’s support has wavered. Not so, according to the radio spot and a McCain spokesman. The ad does not specifically refer to embryonic research, which is opposed by most politicians and activists who, like McCain, do not support abortion rights. The omission is not a signal that McCain is backing away from his record in favor...
  • Consumer Groups File Appeal Contesting Stem Cell Research Patent Ruling

    07/22/2008 9:31:43 PM PDT · by kathsua · 77+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/21/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Two consumer groups have filed an appeal with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office contesting its March ruling upholding the exclusive patents for stem cells. The office said the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which holds the original patent on embryonic stem cells, can keep its patents. The patents cover all embryonic stem cells used in the United States and any scientists or research firms wanting them must pay WARF's hefty prices for them. The California-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and the Consumer Watchdog Foundation are the groups behind the lawsuit and it said WARF...
  • Paterson Announces More Stem Cell Funding (More ESC Nonsense)

    05/09/2008 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Dahoser · 8 replies · 108+ views
    NY Sun ^ | May 9, 2008 | STAFF REPORTER OF THE SUN
    Governor Paterson announced $109 million in funding for stem cell research yesterday as part of a $600 million initiative approved in last year’s budget. ... Yesterday’s announcement coincided with a convocation ceremony at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “Human embryonic stem cells offer an unprecedented opportunity to study all aspects of human development,” the hospital’s president, Dr. Harold Varmus, said in a statement.
  • Bush Bears Fruit (Dubya's moral leadership vindicated ALSO on stem cells)

    12/13/2007 3:13:00 AM PST · by fabrizio · 9 replies · 306+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2007 | Wesley J. Smith
    Throughout his presidency, the Science Intelligentsia has castigated President Bush for placing limits on the federal funding of embryonic-stem-cell research (ESCR). Acting as if he had a banned ESCR, which of course he hadn’t, “the scientists” and their camp followers in the media and on Capital Hill accused the president of withholding cures from the ill in order to impose his religious beliefs on a reluctant public Little noted in all of the caterwauling, was that ESCR and human-cloning research (SCNT) have been funded bounteously — to the tune of nearly $2 billion. Not only has the National Institutes of...
  • In Yet Another Stem-Cell Miracle, Dems Have Dropped The Subject

    12/11/2007 5:53:43 PM PST · by ECM · 11 replies · 364+ views
    Investor Business Daily ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:30 PM PT | SEAN HIGGINS
    John Edwards had a lot he wanted to say at the Democratic National Committee's fall meeting on Nov. 30. In a fiery speech, he ran down a litany of issues such as Iraq, health care and workers' rights, going well over his allotted 10 minutes and stepping on the other presidential candidates' time. But as lengthy as his remarks were, there was one issue he never mentioned: stem cells. He wasn't alone. Barack Obama didn't address the topic in his speech, either. Nor did any of the other candidates present. Stem cells also slipped the minds of DNC chairman Howard...
  • New Jersey bill would raise taxes to fund embryo-destruction

    10/16/2007 4:13:28 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 12 replies · 174+ views
    The perfect liberal dream! "Now that summer is over, things are really heating up here in New Jersey – The Garden State! November is rapidly approaching and a $450 million stem cell bond question will be on the ballot for us to answer “Yes” or “No.” The question does not inform voters on what stem cell research will be performed. As we all know adult stem cells are highly successful – and do not require millions of dollars since they can be derived from bone marrow, umbilical chord blood and even from skin etc. However, this is not the type...
  • Simple switch turns cells embryonic

    06/06/2007 1:55:21 PM PDT · by marvlus · 25 replies · 687+ views
    Nature ^ | June 6, 2007 | David Cyranoski
    Research reported this week by three different groups shows that normal skin cells can be reprogrammed to an embryonic state in mice. The race is now on to apply the surprisingly straightforward procedure to human cells.
  • American College of Pediatricians Calls for End to Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    05/15/2007 7:03:08 AM PDT · by · 33 replies · 1,447+ views ^ | Monday May 14, 2007
    GAINESVILLE, May 14, 2007 ( - The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has called for an end to embryonic stem cell research and recommends the exclusive support of already proven effective adult stem cell research. "Not only does embryonic research require taking the life of human embryos, it also prolongs needless suffering by delaying the development of more promising adult stem cell treatments and cures," stated Michelle Cretella, MD, Fellow of the American College of Pediatricians. Research using non-embryo sources of stem cells, including amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, placenta and adult blood, fat and various organs, have yielded impressive...
  • Casey opposes stem cell bill (PA Democrat will vote pro-life)

    04/11/2007 6:56:56 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 53 replies · 956+ views
    WASHINGTON — After months of meetings with people on both sides of the stem cell debate, Sen. Bob Casey said he will oppose a bill that would clear the way for government financing of new embryonic stem cell research. Legislation coming up for debate today in the Senate would lift President Bush’s 2001 ban on taxpayer-funded research of embryonic stem cells developed after that time. In an effort to win the support of lawmakers like Casey who have backed the ban, sponsors included a provision stating that Congress endorses all types of stem cell research. A similar bill passed Congress...
  • Romney defends position on stem cells (opposed to embryonic stem cell research)

    02/19/2007 11:53:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 574+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/19/07 | Henry C. Jackson - ap
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday defended his opposition to embryonic stem cell research despite its scientific promise to cure diseases like multiple sclerosis that afflicts his wife, Ann. In an interview with The Associated Press, the former Massachusetts governor said he was confident that research on adult stem cells could eventually provide the medical answers. "I believe that science is able to receive the stem cells necessary for research through means that don't represent a serious, moral problem," Romney said. Scientists say embryonic stem cells hold the most promise and the research may eventually...
  • MIT Professor Begins Hunger Strike

    02/05/2007 3:57:15 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 40 replies · 904+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2/5/07 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON -- A black MIT professor began a hunger strike Monday to protest the university's decision to deny him tenure, which he claims was based on race. James Sherley, a stem cell scientist, said he tried for two years to persuade administrators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to reverse the department head's rejection of his tenure bid. "I'm not actually doing this to get tenured," Sherley said. "I'm doing this for the reason that I wasn't tenured -- which is racism -- and I want this institution to admit that that is the problem and make plans to do...