Interview With Man Cured of HIV by Adult Stem Cell Transplant

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Here’s another follow-up to a story I mentioned here a few years ago: Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.” Brown was living in Berlin, Germany back … Read More

Cloning Liars and My “Prejudice” Against Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Yesterday morning I testified at a MO House committee hearing in favor of a bill placing pro-life protections on some life science research grants (so that the money cannot go toward human cloning/ESCR). During testimony, two cloning advocates spoke up in opposition to the bill – one a major cloning lobbyist for Washington University near St. Louis. That two cloning … Read More

This Woman is My Pro-Life Hero

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Alright! I finally got around to reading this entire feature in Nature about cellular physiologist Theresa Deisher…and this woman is my new hero. She used to be “very left-wing,” especially when it came to life issues, but now Deisher is an “adamant right-to-lifer” fighting against embryonic stem cell research…in court! First, her mind was changed about the moral status of … Read More

Adult Stem Cell “Skin Gun”

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From National Geographic (h/t Wesley Smith): Yet another example of ASCs providing ethical and successful results for patients.

Adult Stem Cell Research Update

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Here’s some news I haven’t brought up in a while: Four year old Dalton Rogers, born with Cerebral Palsy, is standing without assistance and taking more steps on his own since being treated with his own stem cells. Fifty five-year-old Bhadwan Dass, a diabetic, was close to losing his leg until he was treated with stem cells from his own … Read More

Adult Stem Cells Treat HIV Patient and a Quadriplegic Donkey

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I’ve posted on this story a few times in the last two years (here and here) and now it’s back in the news. In 2008 an American with HIV living in Berlin seemed to have been cured of the disease after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia. Now the identity of that American has been made known … Read More

Fed OKs 2nd Human Trial With Embryonic Stem Cells

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A month after scientists began the first ever human patient embryonic stem cell trial, the FDA has approved a second. Advanced Cell Technology has been given permission to begin testing the safety of using ESCs to treat human patients with Stargardt disease which causes vision loss. The trial is supposed to begin after the first of the year. As I … Read More

Dick Van Dyke to Help Raise Adult Stem Cell Awareness!

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God love him! Dick Van Dyke has been named the first-ever spokesperson of Cell Therapy Foundation, a public charity founded in 2007 to advance awareness about the benefits of adult stem cell research. From CTF: Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to record a series of public service announcements focused on educating the public that adult stem cells, which come from … Read More

Marine Vet to Participate in First U.S. ASC Clinical Trial for SCI

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Many thanks to Dr. David Prentice for calling my attention to this awesome news! TCA Cellular Therapy, LLC has enrolled its first patient to participate in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first adult stem cell clinical trial to treat spinal cord injuries. Enrollee and Marine Veteran, Matt Cole was paralyzed from the chest down in a 2005 insurgent … Read More

AP Touts ADULT Stem Cell Research

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You know, after all its hype of embryonic stem cell research over the years, I can’t help but think that the MSM is a little frustrated that they have not been able to report on any actual benefits from these cells. Meanwhile the success of adult stem cells is getting harder for them to ignore. The headline: Adult stem cell … Read More