The Power to Cure?

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Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor in favor of embryonic stem cell research and the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act that passed last week. In her comments she mentioned that: Science is a gift of God to all of us and science has taken us to a place that is biblical in its power to … Read More

Brownback on Stem Cells

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Here are some excerpts from Sam Brownback’s interview with Life News: I have long supported alternatives to embryonic stem cell research. This is the area that is making progress and the area that I think we need to focus on. I am fully committed to supporting and funding adult stem cell, cord blood and amniotic fluid research. I think deriving … Read More

Patients not Politics

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From National Review Online: Living, breathing people who have been treated by stem cells — some who would have otherwise died — are signs of the great hope of stem-cell research. Take Doug Rice, a bear of a man who was told he had months to live because of heart disease, yet after being treated with his own blood stem … Read More

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

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That book title, written by outspoken Liberal commentator Al Franken about conservatives, quite accurately describes Missouri’s pro-cloning biotech crowd who worked so feverishly to pass Amendment 2 last year which enshrined a right to human cloning research in the Missouri Constitution. One of the most gaping loopholes written into the amendment was a guarantee of unrestricted state funds for anyone … Read More

Adult Stem Cell Stories You Aren’t Hearing About

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I haven’t done any adult stem cell success stories in a few weeks so here’s a bunch: Heart Attack Patients Treated With Novel Stem Cell Therapy Experience Significant Improvement in Heart and Lung Function Science Daily — Heart attack patients who received an new intravenous adult stem cell therapy, Provacel™, experienced a lower number of adverse events, such as cardiac … Read More

Elizabeth Edwards

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Probably because her breast cancer has returned, Elizabeth Edwards is campaigning for the expansion of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research while also campaigning for her husband, Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards. It is generally expected that if you, or someone you love, has a disease or disability they must always be in favor of this research, and the … Read More

Cord Blood Miracle

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If not for umbilical cord blood, Jessica Berry of Macomb Township is convinced her 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, wouldn’t have survived. Born four months premature, Olivia weighed only 1 pound, 2 ounces. She required more than 10 blood transfusions, heart surgery and extensive treatment for her eyes and lungs. In all, the infant was hospitalized for the first five months of … 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

Women Will Be Paid to Donate Eggs for Science

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And you thought advertising for egg donations on college campuses by fertility clinics was bad enough. Now women will be coaxed into undergoing this dangerous and potentially deadly procedure in the name of science! Women “will be paid £250 plus travel expenses, the existing maximum compensation for any egg or sperm donor.” But don’t worry, lest you think the women … Read More

Who Needs Stem Cells?

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Here is a story from March 2006 about Dr. John McDonald who is using restoration therapy to help paralyzed patients get back on their feet. “A major effort that we’re working on is using the concept of patterned activity in order to optimize someone’s ability to self repair their own nervous system and recover function,” Dr. McDonald tells DBIS. WHAT … Read More