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  • Politics and Religion Pt. 1

    10/25/2014 10:53:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Politics and Religion Pt. 1 Catholic Answers published its now-famous “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics” back in 2004 (updated in 2006) that has now sold millions of copies with millions more having been distributed for free. In that document, for which Catholic Answers has taken a lot of flack by the way, we give guidance to Catholics in voting so that, quite frankly, Catholics will “vote like Catholics,” yet, we do much more than just that. We give instruction, in complete harmony with the teaching authority of the Church, as to the most important moral issues of our day that are politically in play....
  • The Abortion Bucket Challenge

    09/12/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Dear Megan (Marzec): I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with your recent actions as Ohio Universitys (OU) student senate president. In my constitutionally protected opinion, you have exhibited some serious anti-Semitic tendencies. You have also come across as an unprincipled opportunist. Of course, I am referring to the manner in which you responded to the charge from OU President Roderick McDavis to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of taking it seriously, you decided to douse yourself in fake blood in order to make a grossly ill-timed political statement. According to my friends at Campus Reform,...
  • Do Not Disturb: Ignorant Bliss In Progress

    08/24/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    This summer of unusually heavy news has revealed some stark truths. Ugly truths that bother me deeply as someone who is mortally concerned that everything around us is headed in the wrong direction. A mental picture from this last week illustrates what I'm discussing perfectly. The leader of the free world could barely be bothered to don a navy blue blazer on Martha's Vineyard, before delivering all of a five minute statement on the barest face of the evidence of raw evil the world has faced since 9/11. And that delayed him all of four minutes from making his...
  • [European] Commission rejects citizens campaign to ban stem cell funding

    05/29/2014 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 29.05.14 @ 09:16 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission has dismissed a campaign to scrap funding for stem cell research and reproductive health services. The demand was made by the One of Us campaign, the second citizens initiative to reach the 1 million signatures required under the Lisbon treaty. The campaign, which has been backed by Popes Francis and Benedict, the current and former heads of the Catholic church, and backed by a number of religious organizations, sought to ban the use of EU funds for research, foreign aid programs and public health activities that are linked to the destruction of human embryos.
  • [Today's] Moral Issues

    04/12/2014 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CatholicsComeHome.org ^ | not given | CatholicsComeHome.org
    Moral Issues Making moral choices in our modern world can be confusing and difficult. With so many temptations and influences pulling us in all directions, and the pressures of life driving us toward the seemingly “easy” path, it is comforting to know that Jesus Christ, through His Church, has blessed us with clear moral framework to guide us toward a happy, fulfilling life.It makes perfect sense that our Creator, who made us and designed us to work in a certain way, would know what’s best for us. Fortunately, He gifted the Church with His advice on how to live...
  • Scientist Urges Withdrawal of His Own "Breakthrough" Stem Cell Research

    03/10/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/10/14 | Na
    Scientist Urges Withdrawal of His Own "Breakthrough" Stem Cell Research Monday, 10 Mar 2014 12:56 PM A Japanese scientist called on Monday for his own headline-grabbing study on stem cells to be withdrawn from publication, saying its findings had now been thrown into too much doubt. The research - hailed when it came out in January as a breakthrough that could herald a new era of medical biology - was covered widely in Japan and across the world after it was published in the highly reputable science journal Nature. But since then, there have been reports that other scientists have...
  • Stem cell 'sticky spots' recreated by scientists

    12/13/2012 6:51:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | December 13, 2012 | NA
    Randomly distributed sticky spots which are integral to the development of stem cells by maximising adhesion and acting as internal scaffolding have been artificially recreated by experts from the University of Sheffield for the first time. Using synthetic foam type materials to mimic the natural process known as the extracellular matrix or ECM scientists, from the University of Sheffield and University of California San Diego, created the random stickiness required for stem cells to properly adhere. The findings will better inform researchers across the world of how to make their biomaterials appropriately sticky for stem cells to grow....
  • Whitehead scientists bring new efficiency to stem cell reprogramming

    09/19/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | September 13, 2012 | NA
    In this image of mouse embryonic fibroblasts undergoing reprogramming, each colored dot represents messenger RNA associated with a specific gene that is active in cells being reprogrammed. Red dots represent... Several years ago, biologists discovered that regular body cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells cells with the ability to become any other type of cell. Such cells hold great promise for treating many human diseases. These induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are usually created by genetically modifying cells to overexpress four genes that make them revert to an immature, embryonic state. However, the procedure works in only...
  • Court: Obama Can Force Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/24/2012 11:58:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | August. 24, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal appeals court has determined a federal judge was right to throw out a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obamas decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a decision throwing out a lawsuit challenging the funding, which President George W. Bush stopped and Obama allowed just months after entering office. The bringers of the lawsuit argued Obamas executive order forcing taxpayer funding violated the 1996 Dickey-Wicker law that prohibits taxpayer of any scientific research that results in the destruction of human embryos, unborn children at...
  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs

    02/26/2012 7:28:24 PM PST · by Dajjal · 23 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Nicholas Wade
    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.
  • Adult Stem Cells are Treating Thousands of Patients Now

    05/17/2011 4:05:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/17/11 | David Prentice, Ph.D.
    Stem cell research continues to move ahead. Not embryonic stem cell research, however, which relies on the destruction of young human life.After over 30 years of embryonic stem cell research, first with mouse and then human embryonic stem cells, not a single patient has been helped. And while over the past year, three experimental trials have been approved in the U.S., even many embryonic stem cell scientists believe the practical dangers of embryonic stem cells (tumors, incorrect tissue growth, immune problems) make such trials preliminary; simply using patients for experiments. Embryonic stem cells fail on both ethical and practical aspects,...
  • Flaw in induced-stem-cell model - Adult cells do not fully convert to embryonic-like state.

    02/03/2011 3:09:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Nature News ^ | 2 February 2011 | Elie Dolgin
    Medical researchers' hopes of replacing politically fraught embryonic stem (ES) cells with stem cells derived from adult tissues have suffered a setback. Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, created by turning back the developmental clock on adult tissues, and ES cells display similar gene-expression patterns, and both can produce any of the various tissues in the human body. But patterns of epigenetic changes alterations that affect gene expression without changing the DNA sequence tell a different story about iPS cells, a team led by Joseph Ecker, a molecular geneticist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, reports online...
  • ELCA Releases Draft Social Statement on Genetics

    03/18/2010 6:29:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies · 245+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 18 March AD 2010 | John Brooks
    ELCA Releases Draft Social Statement on Genetics 10-097-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) --The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) released March 18 a 49-page draft social statement on genetics, a framework for discussion on a variety of current topics in the field including certain advances in medicine, reproductive cloning, human embryonic stem cells, and animal and plant genetic engineering. The full text of the Draft Social Statement on Genetics, an executive summary and a question-and-answer document are at http://www.ELCA.org/geneticsdraft on the ELCA Web site. The draft was prepared by the ELCA Task Force on Genetics, formed after the social statement was authorized...
  • Stem-cell activators switch function, repress mature cells

    12/26/2009 10:39:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 473+ views
    In a developing animal, stem cells proliferate and differentiate to form the organs needed for life. A new study shows how a crucial step in this process happens and how a reversal of that step contributes to cancer. The study, led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, shows for the first time that three proteins, called E2f1, E2f2 and E2f3, play a key role in the transition stem cells make to their final, differentiated, state. These proteins help stimulate stem cells to grow and proliferate. But...
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: What Do You Really Believe About Human Dignity, Dr. Collins?

    12/08/2009 4:05:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/6/09 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The defense of human dignity is the responsibility of all human beings, but certain individuals bear a special responsibility due to position or influence. This is certainly the case with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.Collins is one of the most influential scientists in America today. He previously headed the Human Genome Project - the massive federal project to decode the genetic structure of human life. President Barack Obama nominated Collins as director of the National Institutes of Health on July 8, 2009, and he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate just a month...
  • Bishop Nickless: "No Health Care Reform is Better than the Wrong Health Care Reform"

    08/19/2009 2:19:44 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 2 replies · 624+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 18, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa, August 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his latest column, Bishop R. Walter Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City joined a growing number of Catholic leaders in stated opposition to the Obama health care legislation, which is poised to expand abortion by mandating abortion coverage and providing taxpayer subsidies to abortion providers. Niclkess also noted that the Catholic Church has no position for or against any kind of health care distribution, and argued that the structure proposed by the legislation would ultimately be detrimental to distributing health care according to need. "No health care reform is better...
  • The "Decades Away" Dirty Secret of Stem Cell Research

    07/18/2009 6:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 737+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Michael Fumento
    An age of medical miracles is dawning. Obama administration federal funding rules for embryonic stem cells, or ES cells, will open wide the money floodgates for "the most remarkable potential of any scientific discovery ever made with respect to human health." It has "the capacity to cure maladies of all sorts,including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's," and spinal cord injuries. Or so says Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) among others. But paraplegics shouldnt post their wheelchairs on EBay just yet. If these cures are just around the corner, this corner is far, far away. And that's according to ES cell researchers...
  • Czar 54, Who Are You?

    07/20/2009 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,168+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Our new science czar, John Holdren, once backed compulsory sterilization and forced abortion as part of a government population-control program. The only thing missing was a Soylent Green recipe.In April, President Obama declared that "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over." In everything from stem cell research to climate change and energy policy, reason and science would triumph. The problem is that what the Obama administration considers science, as exemplified by the choice of Holdren, is troubling. In a recently rediscovered 1977 book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with doomsters Paul and Anne Ehrlich,...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells 'Obsolete'

    07/16/2009 6:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 580+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: The former director of the National Institutes of Health, once an enthusiast for embryonic stem cells, now says their future has "dimmed." So why is the administration bailing out research into such therapies while troubled states like California have committed billions?Aside from creating or saving a few research jobs, the administration's decision to federally fund embryonic stem cell research is, as we've noted, a bailout of bad science. It throws money at an avenue of research that time and adult stem cell progress have passed by. Applauding the administration's move was Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who echoed the claims...
  • July ushers in new Ga. laws - (Embryo Adoption)

    07/01/2009 8:10:12 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 3 replies · 617+ views
    ledger-enquirer.com ^ | July 1, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press Writer
    July ushers in new Ga. laws By GREG BLUESTEIN ATLANTA The beginning of July ushers in a slew of new laws in Georgia, including a measure that seeks to celebrate the Confederacy while also honoring a civil rights leader, new rules praised by abortion opponents and a pair of laws long sought by prosecutors. Those measures and dozens of others are set to take effect on Wednesday, the first day of July. And while some of the new laws aren't among the most high-profile legislation, many are the result of hard-fought legislative battles that could have profound impact. Prosecutors groups,...