December – January 2012: Stem Cell Research

FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES" IN THE LEFT MENU…   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org   Adult Stem Cell Research Pioneers Deserve More Attention Nose Cells Help Dogs Walk Again After Spinal Cord Injury California Panel Awarded Stem Cells Grants to Its Directors Adult Stem Cells from Blood to Cure Wrinkles Scientists Continue Trend Towards Adult Stem Cell Research Stem Cell Bank Closes as Embryonic Research 'Dies Off' Report: Stem Cell Research Debate Over, Embryonic Side Lost Skin Cells From Heart Failure Patients Made Into Healthy New Heart Muscle Cells Adult Stem Cell Treatments Move Ahead, Embryonic Stem Cells Fall Farther Behind Commentary: Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher Resigns, Fabricated Experiment Adult Stem Cells Make New Blood Vessels for Heart Really Bad News: FDA Permits Use of Fetal Brain Tissue in Lab Experiments The Heart of Life Komen: Embryonic Research Has “Not Shown Promise” for Breast Cancer, Yet Funding Continues Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Have Yet To Cure Any Patients Adult Stem Cell Studies in Mice Combat Aging Effects Adult Stem Cells Use Special Pathways To Repair Damaged Muscle   COURT CASE Legal Battle Over Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding Moves Ahead… Adult Stem Cell Research Pioneers Deserve More Attention It was very heartening to see Dr. Shinya Yamanaka recognized with the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine [1], for his work in development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), an ethical route to create pluripotent stem cells [2]. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/11/21/adult-stem-cell-research-pioneers-deserve-more-attention/ Nose Cells Help Dogs Walk Again After Spinal Cord Injury Dogs are well known for their keen sense of smell. It turns out their noses are good for more than just...

December – October 2011: Stem Cell Research

   FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES" IN THE LEFT MENU…    Dolly Cloning Scientist Says Abandon Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ethical Stem Cell Research Shows Most Promise for Patients Geron Company Halts First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial (Commentary) / All the News that’s Fit to Forget: Why You’re Not Hearing Much About Embryonic Stem Cells These Days / How Big a Blow was Geron’s Bombshell That it is Bailing on Embryonic Stem Cell Research?   BIG. Commentary: Ethical Stem Cells May Help Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta Peyton Manning Has Adult Stem Cell Procedure to Treat Neck / Why Do Peyton Manning & Others Leave the USA to Procure Adult Stem Cell Treatments? Adult Stem Cells Tested to Treat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Obama Admin OKs More Human Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Lines & Funding, Ignores Adult Stem Cells IPS Cells May Hold Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia More Misleading Headlines on Supposed Embryonic Advance NIH Revitalization Act & Human Embryo Use Scientists Appeal to Stop Obama's Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Funding Direct Conversion Challenges Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Research Adult Stem Cell Treatment May Help Unborn Avoid Premature Birth / ALTERNATE VIEW: If Amniotic Sac is Infected, Stem Cell Patch May be a Bad Idea Missouri House Defeats Pro-Life Limits on Embryo-Destructive Stem Cell Research… Scientist Who Cloned Dolly Says Abandon Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ian Wilmut, the scientist who achieved international notoriety for cloning the sheep Dolly, is now urging his fellow scientists and researchers to abandon embryonic stem cell research. His comments at a conference follow on the major news that Geron, a cloning company the Obama administration...

September – August 2011: Stem Cell Research / Human Cloning

  FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES" IN THE LEFT MENU…    Exercise Helps Adult Stem Cells Build Bone, Not Fat Commentary — Now in 2011:  Why Embryonic Stem Cells Should Not be Transplanted into a Human Being Adult Stem Cells Work Against Stress and Depression Antibody Cocktail May Lead to 'Safer' Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Trials…? Stem Cell Breakthrough Gives Hope to Parkinson's Patients Scientists Find Another Adult Stem Cell Source: The Ear Study Shows that Collecting Bone Marrow Stem Cells by Apheresis is Safe for the Donor NIH Revitalization Act & Human Embryo Use The Demand for Death: Medical Research & Fetal Tissue Japanese Researchers Grow Mice Teeth from Adult Stem Cells New Lab-Grown Sperm from Embryo-Destroyed Stem Cells Is Not a Moral Solution to Male Infertility Perry Uses Own Adult Stem Cells for Back Surgery Treating Advanced Breast Cancer With Adult Stem Cells Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: The Ethical Embryonic Alternative Minnesota Now Paying Scientists to Engage in Human Cloning Federal Judge Disagrees but Tosses Suit Against Tax-Funded Embryo Research / Court Rules in Favor of Taxpayer Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research ‘Frankenstein’: UK Scientists Warn About Secret Human-Animal Hybrid Research… Exercise Helps Adult Stem Cells Build Bone, Not Fat Canadian scientists have published data that indicate exercise stimulates adult stem cells to form bone instead of fat. The scientists used a mouse model to study exercise effects on adult bone marrow stem cell and blood production. Using treadmill-conditioned mice, they found that aerobic exercise triggers adult stem cells to become bone more often than fat. The bone environment provides better conditions, called a “niche”,...

New York Lawsuit Would Stop Paying Women for Donating Eggs for Research

Feminists Choosing Life of New York (FCLNY) filed suit Friday in New York State Supreme Court in Albany to block the use of taxpayer funds to pay women recruited to “donate” their eggs for embryonic stem cell research. FCLNY director Wendy McVeigh told LifeNews.com Wednesday, “New York State has the responsibility to protect women. Instead, the state is using taxpayers’ dollars to entice young, economically vulnerable women to experiment in this medically risky procedure.” New York State is the first governmental entity anywhere in the U.S. to approve taxpayer money to pay women to undergo an invasive procedure to harvest eggs for embryonic stem cell research. The legal complaint was filed on October 9, 2009 in Feminists Choosing Life of New York v. Empire State Stem Cell Board. In part, the complaint states, “The Payment for Eggs Program provides significant monetary inducements to women to engage in this painful and risky procedure, which in part disproportionately appeals to economically vulnerable women…. (it)… fails to satisfactorily provide for informed consent and other safeguards to ensure adequate disclosure to women of the risks of egg harvesting.” On June 11, 2009, the Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB), which was given the responsibility for administering the funds, passed a resolution authorizing significant taxpayer monies of up to $10,000 per donation to be used to compensate young women who donate their eggs for research. FCLNY also argues that research on adult stem cells, which are plentiful and don’t involve the ethical and medical concerns of embryonic stem cell research, have produced positive results that make the egg donation program funded by taxpayer monies...

Brazil Approaches Historic Decision about the Personhood of Human Embryos

Despite overwhelming Pro-Life majority, media predicts decision against life. The Supreme Court of Brazil will issue a decision on March 5th on the personhood of human embryos, and in the process will determine if scientists will be permitted to kill them during medical research. The dispute before the court regards the fifth article of the nation’s Biosecurity Law, which authorizes scientific experiments on embryonic stem cells. Such research results in the deaths of countless human embryos, and, unlike adult stem cell research, has not produced a single cure. The current president of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB), Geraldo Lyrio Rocha, warned in a press release that a decision that allowed embryos to be destroyed would open the door to abortion, and denounced the tactics used to promote the practice: “To save one and kill another is not the answer”. Fr. Luiz Carlos Lodi da Cruz, a well-known Brazilian pro-life activist, says that proponents of embryonic stem cell research consistently ignore the issue of the humanity of the unborn. “It’s interesting to note that none of the speakers favoring the destruction of embryos dared to say that they are not individual human beings,” wrote Lodi da Cruz recently in the online journal Media Without a Mask. “What’s more, they said that they ‘don’t know.’ In a general way, they tried to say that that question is unimportant from the perspective of curing degenerative diseases through the use of embryonic stem cells.” “But as they were debating with high-caliber pro-life scientists, they couldn’t use the deceptive propaganda in the Supreme Court that they used in the Chamber (of Deputies)...