Still Time to Make Phone Calls

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So I posted late last week that the Senate was supposed to vote on the ESC research funding bill. It turns out that they aren’t going to vote on it until April now. So you still have time to make some phone calls and write letters in opposition to the bill (S.5). As far as I’m concerned they can put … Read More

Stem Cells May Restore Sight in the UK

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British experts are pioneering a treatment using stem cell therapy to improve the sight of people born with a rare genetic eye disorder. Stem cells taken from dead donors, living relatives or even the patients themselves are grown in a laboratory until they form sheets and then transplanted on to the surface of the cornea. The team from the Queen … Read More

Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy

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Science Daily — Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first in the state to perform a novel therapy that uses bone marrow stem cells to stimulate regeneration of the heart muscle after a heart attack. Vanderbilt is one of three medical centers in the country providing this new treatment modality as part of a multi-center, randomized study funded by Amorcyte, … Read More

First Human Phase II ASC Therapy Trial in U.S.

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Science Daily — The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is among the first medical centers in the country taking part in a novel clinical trial investigating if a subject’s own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. This trial is the first human Phase II adult stem cell therapy study in the … Read More

75 Reasons to Be Encouraged About Stem Cell Research

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I try to post as many adult stem cell/umbilical cord blood success stories as I can, but there is so much going on it really is hard to keep up. It’s also hard to find the stories since they’re not all covered by the media. Lucky for us the Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics does keep up on anything … Read More

Who’s Selling the “Promise?”

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This article in the LA Times is ripe with criticism of the recent push for stem cell banking: KEVIN MANNIX is a salesman and entrepreneur in the healthcare industry, a husband, father of two and the son of a man who died of a heart attack at 52. In matters of business and of health, he lives by the same … Read More

Researchers Advance the Survival and Growth of Adult Stem Cells

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Science Daily — MIT researchers have developed a technique to encourage the survival and growth of adult stem cells, a step that could help realize the therapeutic potential of such cells. Here’s a statement you won’t see in any main stream news article: “Those [adult] stem cells hold great promise for treatment of injuries and some diseases.” That is from … Read More

Man Walks, Courtesy Stem Cell Therapy

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More good news from adult stem cells. A 23 year old man who was paralyzed below the waist is now walking again, regaining 50% sensation, after being treated with his own stem cells taken from his bone marrow. Nearly 100 ml of his bone marrow was removed, harvested and isolated before the stem cells were injected near the injured spot … Read More

David Prentice Refutes Attacks in Science Journal

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The journal Science has published a letter by Dr. David Prentice, the founding member of the DoNoHarm Coalition, and its communications director about treating diseases with adult stem cells. Last July Science published an article attacking Dr. Prentice and DoNoHarm for its claim that over 72 diseases have been treated with adult stem cells. It was published right before congress … Read More

Media Cover-up of Ethical Stem Cell Sources

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Michael Fumento has a great piece about the media’s dismal coverage of the amniotic fluid stem cell discovery lately. A summary: Adult stem cells cure and treat more 70 diseases and are involved in almost 1,300 human clinical trials. Scientists also keep discovering that adult stem cells are capable of creating a wider variety of mature cells. Perhaps the most … Read More