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Patients’ own stem cells used to reverse heart damage

A story on research involving the use of stem cells to repair damaged hearts received a significant amount of coverage, particular on all of the network news broadcasts, where it received more coverage, with regard to time, than any other … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells, Not Embryonic, Helping Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

A groundbreaking new study provides more good news for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with adult stem cells. Researchers at the University of Bristol used patients’ own adult stem cells to treat their MS. In a Phase I clinical trial, … Continue reading

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Placenta-derived stem cell therapy may benefit patients with Crohn’s disease

The successes for adult, cord blood, and placental-derived stem cells just keep piling up. Now comes an AP report saying, “Celgene Corporation … reported a successful safety trial of a placenta-derived stem cell therapy as a treatment for Crohn’s disease.” … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells from Fat Tissue Offer Hope for MS Treatment

Let’s see: how many stories have you seen in the news about embryonic stem cells helping even one human being? Uh . . .  none. And, how many stories have you seen about adult stem cells helping humans? Hundreds. Do … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cell Research Has Yet Another Victory – Helps Type 1 Diabetics

New research using adult stem cells is showing further insulin independence for Type 1 diabetes patients. The study, led by Richard Burt of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is the second in the last two years to … Continue reading

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Doctor Mehmet Oz Tells Oprah’s Audience Embryonic Stem Cell Research Debate is Dead

Readers of this blog know the many reasons that we should abandon even considering experimenting with embryonic stem cells. Now, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon at Columbia University and a regular on Oprah Winfrey’s popular eponymous television program, is … Continue reading

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First-Ever Treatment of Stroke Using Adult Stem Cells (another reason embryonic stem cell research is doomed)

In what is believed to be the nation’s first such procedure, doctors in Texas were able to successfully use adult stem cells from a patient to treat the effects of his stroke. Physicians from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the … Continue reading

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Healing for the Holidays: Adult Stem Cell Research Still Outpaces Embryonic by Miles and Miles and Miles …

Today we seem to be floating on a tattered raft of bad news, but this is a week for Thanksgiving, and it seems only right to note that for all the trouble we face, we live in the most blessed … Continue reading

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Ethical Stem Cell Research Helps Scientists Study Genetic Disorders

CitizenLink is reporting that stem cells created ethically from adult cells are allowing researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to watch the development of 10 genetic disorders in a lab dish. My Take?

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Adult Stem Cells Treat Lung Disease

CitizenLink.org is reporting that two Canadians have been injected with a genetically modified version of their own adult stem cells in an attempt to cure pulmonary hypertension, a rare, debilitating lung disease. The procedure, which has successfully cured rats with pulmonary … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Healing Broken Bones

CitizenLink is reporting that researchers at the University of North Carolina have used adult stem cells to improve the healing of broken bones in mice. Dawn Vargo, bioethics analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said: “Although this particular treatment … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop wasting money on embryonic stem cell research

In a stunning news story, “Scientists Admit Embryonic Stem Cell Research Hasn’t Been Successful,” Lord Patel of Dunkeld, the chairman of the United Kingdom National Stem Cell Network and a chancellor at Dundee University, says “embryonic stem cell research is … Continue reading

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