October 2004: 3 Adult Stem Cell Research Articles

Adult Stem Cells Cure Italian Boy of Potentially Lethal Anemia Adult Stem Cells from Bone Marrow Can Grow Blood Vessels in Eyes Adult Muscle Stem Cells – Hope to Treat Muscular Dystrophy       The most striking questioning involved the fundamental question of when human life begins. “When quizzed by Sen. Brownback, proponents of destructive embryo research could not give a definite answer on when their own lives became of worth. When scientists don’t recognize life and its value, they have no place in research. Our culture must learn to recognize the inherent dignity of each and every human life, including the most defenseless. The alternative is a cheapening of life for everyone.”  [Senate Hearing Testimony/Witness List- http://www.frc.org/index.cfm?i=LK04I61&f=WU04I26&t=e;  Stem Cell Research, Cloning and Human Embryos http://www.frc.org/index.cfm?i=BC04C01&f=WU04I26&t=e;   FRC, 30Sept04] ADULT STEM CELLS CURE ITALIAN BOY OF POTENTIALLY LETHAL ANEMIA – An adult stem-cell therapy has cured an Italian boy of a potentially lethal anemia. The cells were gathered from the placenta of his recently born twin brothers, according to the health ministry. The innovative development in the treatment was the use of two different batches of blood from the brothers – one with plenty of stem cells, the other altered in vitro to target the older sibling’s Thalassemia. The successful stem-cell treatment spared the boy a lifetime of transfusions or a bone marrow transplant, for which an exact match would have been needed. [13Sept04, LifeNews.com] ADULT STEM CELLS FROM BONE MARROW CAN GROW BLOOD VESSELS IN EYES — Researchers [Scripps Research Inst, La Jolla, CA, headed by Dr. Martin Friedlander] have found that adult stem cells from bone marrow can target degenerating...