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  • Adult stem cells cure child of sickle cell anemia

    05/28/2009 1:46:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 672+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 5/28/09 | Charlie Butts
    Research using adult stem cells has saved the life of a Texas boy suffering from sickle cell anemia.   Dallas-area residents Joe and Darlene Davis welcomed the news of a pregnancy and later the birth of their first son. Texas Alliance for Life recorded an interview with the couple. "I was very excited to find that I had a son -- but finding out that he had sickle cell anemia, as a nurse I knew there was going to be a lot of problems associated with that disease," Joe said. "The child can have strokes," Darlene also noted. "It can stunt his growth and...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Is Too White to Cure [Update @ post 45]

    11/26/2008 11:16:38 AM PST · by Jay777 · 60 replies · 1,466+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 26 Nov 08 | Van Helsing
    Finding a cure for cystic fibrosis has been deemed politically incorrect, on the grounds that this awful disease tends to effect those who deserve to suffer — the source of all evil, male Caucasians: OTTAWA - The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop a cystic fibrosis charity as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, supporting a motion that argued the disease is not "inclusive" enough. Cystic fibrosis "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" said the motion read Monday night to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it. Here...
  • Adult Stem Cells: It's Not Pie-in-the-Sky

    03/13/2005 4:26:27 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 1,820+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | February 3, 2005 | Carrie Gordon Earll
    Embryonic stem cells have not cured or successfully treated a single patient. Contrast that with the more than 70 conditions that are treatable using non-embryonic stem cell therapies. One of the hottest debates in bioethics today surrounds research using stem cells taken from either in vitro fertilization or cloned human embryos. From state legislatures and the halls of Congress to the United Nation, the controversy over whether to ban (or fund) such research rages. Human cloning for embryonic stem cell research creates human embryos virtually identical to a patient’s genetic composition. The embryo’s stem cells are then harvested — a...
  • Adult Stem-Cell Treatments: A Better Way

    12/02/2005 3:27:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 677+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 12.01.05 | Stephanie Porowski & Emma Elliott
    Adult stem-cell research may lead one day to cures for terminal and debilitating diseases "I hope we will always be guided by both intellect and heart, by both our capabilities and our conscience." -President George W. Bush1 Few areas of scientific study hold as much potential as adult stem-cell research. This research is already generating medical breakthroughs and treatments for debilitating diseases and disabilities, such as spinal cord injuries, sickle cell anemia and Parkinson's. Indeed, scientists laud stem-cell treatments as the "miracle cure" of the 21st century. Unlike so many areas of biotechnology, adult stem cells do not spark a...
  • Brother's a Lifeline: Stem cells boosting sickle cell patients

    07/30/2006 10:17:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 368+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/29/06 | Tammie Smith
    Wearing a T-shirt with "Girls Rock" emblazoned across the chest, Denise Mallory asserts that she has a little bit of boy in her. "I have boy's blood," said the 8-year-old at her family's home in Chester. "Diesel gave me his blood to save me." Diesel is the nickname for her little brother, Dennis Jr., 4. When he was born, his parents saved the blood from his umbilical cord and had it stored away in a cord blood bank in Oakland, Calif. They did so because Denise has sickle cell anemia, and her parents knew the day could come when a...
  • Congress Passes $300 Million+ Cord Blood Stem Cell Bill - President Bush will Sign

    12/19/2005 5:54:46 PM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 398+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/19/05 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Saturday, the House of Representatives voted to pass HR 2520 - the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act - written by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The non-controversial legislation had earlier passed the House of Representatives in May by a vote of 431-1 and was slightly altered before passage by the Senate Friday night. The bill will now be signed into law by President Bush. Umbilical cords are a rich, non-controversial source of stem cells. Currently hospitals throw millions of them away each year because the infrastructure required to properly collect and store...
  • Requesting Freeper Prayers for a Family Bereft

    12/14/2002 5:48:55 AM PST · by Clara Lou · 30 replies · 210+ views
    self | 12/14/02 | self
    Freepers, I'd like to ask you for prayers for the comforting of a very fine man and his family. Friday evening I received an unexpected phone call from the secretary of the school where I work. She told me that the daughter of our school's counselor, Ed, had unexpectedly died that afternoon. The death of a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent, but Ed and his wife have lived in fear of this for 25 years or more-- both of their children suffer from sickle-cell anemia. The children, both in their 20s, have had multiple...