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  • Researcher: Children of same-sex couples more likely to be homosexual

    10/22/2010 5:43:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Manhattan, Kans., Oct 22, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Researcher: Children of same-sex couples more likely to be homosexual Manhattan, Kans., Oct 22, 2010 / 06:04 am (CNA).- Social scientist Walter Schumm doesn't think his forthcoming paper ought to be provoking outraged responses he has already received. For years, researchers have admitted the possibility that he says he has now confirmed -- that children raised by homosexual parents are more apt to become homosexual themselves. Nevertheless, Schumm's article, which will be published in the November edition of the Journal of Biosocial Science, has triggered a firestorm since it began circulating online this summer. Irate advocates for the...
  • Scientists Admit IVF Has High Rate of Abnormalities

    10/18/2010 1:57:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    BONN, Germany, October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Scientists announcing their success at achieving a new genetic defect-screening technique have at the same time admitted that many of the two-thirds of IVF embryos that fail to survive do so because of genetic abnormalities.Luca Gianaroli, chairman of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and Cristina Magli, an embryologist from Bologna, Italy, announced their success in a study of a genetic testing procedure called "comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) by microarray," after two women gave birth to healthy children following screening of the embryos using the technique.However, Gianaroli said in a statement...
  • scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies

    10/15/2010 5:08:41 AM PDT · by facedodge · 73 replies · 4+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15th October 2010 | Fiona Macrae
    Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found. A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK. Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at Manchester University, said: 'In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. 'The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as...
  • Parents of child saved by stem cells welcome new public cord-blood bank

    10/13/2010 7:21:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Oct-12-2010 | George P. Matysek Jr
    BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Nineteen-month-old Mason Shaffer has no qualms about somersaulting off a couch in his family's Pennsylvania home. He's equally fearless when exploring new surroundings or playing a spirited round of peek-a-boo with his mother. It's a far cry from a year ago when Mason couldn't even sit up or roll over. Afflicted with malignant infantile osteopetrosis, a rare bone disease, Mason was severely underdeveloped and in significant pain. His life was saved through a transplant of adult stem cells obtained from umbilical-cord blood donated to a public collecting bank. "He's cured," said Sarah Shaffer, Mason's mother. "He's completely...
  • Best Kept Secret of Adult Stem Cells: They Are Treating Multiple Sclerosis

    10/11/2010 9:36:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | October 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    lifenews.com - Printer Friendly Page© V2.0 - CJ Website Designwww.cj-design.comPro-Life News: Adult Stem Cells, Bart Stupak, Pro-Life Day, Abby Johnson, Rome by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor October 7, 2010 Email RSSPrint Best Kept Secret of Adult Stem Cells: They Are Treating Multiple Sclerosis by David PrenticeWashington, DC -- Adult stem cell success treating patients has been noted as “the best-kept secret in the galaxy” by Dr. Jean Peduzzi Nelson of Wayne State University. In her recent Senate testimony she described the case of Barry Goudy, who had relapsing-remitting MS. Barry had numerous relapses and medication was not helping his condition. He...
  • ‘Great Recession’ over, research group says

    09/20/2010 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 2+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    Downturn lasted 18 months; longest recession since World War II The “Great Recession” has ended, officially. At least, that's the word from the private research organization that calls the beginnings and endings of recessions, the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER said Monday that the recession which began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, which marked the beginning of an expansion. The announcement rules out the possibility of a so-called “double-dip” recession, because any new downturn would be seen as a brand new recession.
  • New Poll Finds Americans Continue to Oppose Tax Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    09/17/2010 7:51:13 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 17, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    New Poll Finds Americans Continue to Oppose Tax Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- As Congress considers potential legislation that would repeal the law a federal judge has cited as standing in the way of the executive order President Barack Obama issued to force taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research, a new poll shows Americans don't want their tax dollars used to fund it. http://www.lifenews.com/bio3180.html
  • Appeals Court Suspends Judge's Ban on Stem Cell Research Funding

    09/09/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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...
  • Official: Obama backing research tax credits ($100B proposal first of new measures coming soon)

    09/05/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/10 | Julie Pace - ap
    WASHINGTON – Seeking ways to spur economic growth ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to increase and permanently extend research and development tax credits for businesses, a White House official said Sunday. Obama will outline the $100 billion proposal during a speech on the economy Wednesday in Cleveland, the official said. The announcement is expected to be the first in a series of new measures Obama will propose this fall as the administration looks to jump-start an economy that the president himself has said isn't growing fast enough. In addition to making the research credits...
  • UPDATE 1-Obama to propose permanent research tax credit

    09/05/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 32 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sun Sep 5, 2010 11:53am EDT | reuters.com
    (Adds details) WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to increase and permanently extend a tax credit for business research as a way of boosting job growth, an administration official said on Sunday. The proposal would cost $100 billion over 10 years, and Obama would pay for the plan by closing other corporate tax breaks, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Obama will call on Congress to increase to 17 percent from 14 percent one of two credit options available to businesses, the official said.
  • Poll: 57% of Americans Oppose Tax Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/27/2010 8:46:33 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 27, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Poll: 57% of Americans Oppose Tax Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Washington, DC -- On the week in which a federal judge ruled that President Barack Obama's executive order forcing Americans to pay for embryonic stem cell research with taxpayer funds violates a federal law, a new poll shows a majority of Americans opposed tax-funding the controversial and unproven research. http://LifeNews.com/bio3152.html
  • The Real Message of Monday’s Stem Cell Ruling

    08/25/2010 12:57:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 25, 2010 | Dan Miller
    It takes the Congress and the president to enact or to change laws; the president can't do it alone and neither can an administrative agency. The August 23, 2010, decision of Royce C. Lamberth, chief judge of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C, in Sherley v. Sebelius has legal significance for one main reason: it reasserts the principle, occasionally lost sight of, that laws passed by the Congress and signed by the president — good, bad, or indifferent — trump both executive orders and the actions of administrative agencies. It is hardly a novel principle, and its application here was...
  • 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...
  • Obama Admin Plays Politics With Science, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/09/2010 9:05:18 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Plays Politics With Science, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When scientists play politics with science, society and science both suffer, sometimes with life-threatening implications. One recent example is Climategate, with revelations that leading global warming researchers played with the data, concealed and tried to suppress data that challenged their assertions and attempted to game the peer-review system. And as a result of scientists caught playing politics with science, claims of man-made global warming have been met with growing skepticism. But a similar scenario has played out regarding human embryonic stem cell research (hESCR), With the...
  • Routine Blood Tests Could Replace Colonoscopy

    08/03/2010 7:02:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 278+ views
    inn ^ | 8/3/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have discovered that routine blood tests can provide an early warning for colorectal cancer. Anemia, a common blood disorder characterized by low hemoglobin levels, has long been associated with those suffering from colorectal cancer. It doesn't happen suddenly, however - and Tel Aviv University researchers say they have found that gradually decreasing hemoglobin levels can actually indicate a potential for colon cancer years in advance. Graduate student Inbal Goldshtein, who works with Dr. Gabriel Chodick and Dr. Varda Shalev of TAU's School of Public Health and Maccabi Healthcare Services' Department of Medical Informatics, says that...
  • World War 2

    07/12/2010 5:06:54 PM PDT · by rickdanger · 35 replies
    Me | 7/12/2010 | Rick Danger
    I have an uncle who recently passed away, he told me that during the war he was a paratrooper. I'm guessing 82nd Airborne, can anyone direct me to a website where I could research his service?
  • Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations

    06/30/2010 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies
    The University of British Columbia ^ | June 30, 2010 | Media Release
    A new University of British Columbia study says that an overreliance on research subjects from the U.S. and other Western nations can produce false claims about human psychology and behavior because their psychological tendencies are highly unusual compared to the global population.According to the study, the majority of psychological research is conducted on subjects from Western nations, primarily university students. Between 2003 and 2007, 96 per cent of psychological samples came from countries with only 12 per cent of the world’s populations. The U.S. alone provided nearly 70 per cent of these subjects.However, the study finds significant psychological and behavioral...
  • [Ecumenic] Sexual Junk Food: Porn's Degrading Effects

    06/29/2010 7:27:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 3+ views
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON -- A group of scholars, social scientists, and psychologists are sounding alarm bells that pornography is much more harmful to society than most people think. The group recently revealed before the National Press Club startling new evidence of how widespread porn has become in the U.S.
  • Positive And Negative Health Effects Of Caffeine

    06/29/2010 6:08:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    World Of Mysteries ^ | Sunday, June 27, 2010
    There is a good deal of debate about the health effects of caffeine, and whether these effects are primarily positive or negative. Caffeine, particularly in coffee, has been studied closely to determine where it may be of benefit, and where it may cause undesirable effects. Health benefits of caffeine Parkinson's disease Parkinson's is caused by the loss of brain cells that produce a chemical messenger called dopamine. According to a researcher from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, people who drink coffee or consume caffeine regularly have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The research put forth...
  • China pushing the envelope on science, and sometimes ethics

    06/27/2010 7:54:24 PM PDT · by Saije · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/2010 | John Pomfret
    Last year, Zhao Bowen was part of a team that cracked the genetic code of the cucumber. These days, he's probing the genetic basis for human IQ. Zhao is 17. Centuries after it led the world in technological prowess -- think gunpowder, irrigation and the printed word -- China has barged back into the ranks of the great powers in science. With the brashness of a teenager, in some cases literally, China's scientists and inventors are driving a resurgence in potentially world-changing research. Unburdened by social and legal constraints common in the West, China's trailblazing scientists are also pushing the...