Category: Stem Cells

Found this great video via Lisa Correnti: Dr. Patrick Lee, who holds the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, appeared on “The World Over” with Raymond Arroyo on April 24, 2009. They …

Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Patrick Lee discusses stem cell research Read More »

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Strong words from Monsignor David Malloy, general secretary of the U.S. episcopal conference: The priest recalled the conclusion of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission appointed by President Bill Clinton, that “because human embryos deserve ‘respect’ as a form of human …

U.S. Bishops Criticize Guidelines on Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Read More »

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From the CBC: Scientists find potential way to create safer stem cells from skin… Pluripotent stem cells could offer the treatment potential of embryonic stem cells without destroying a human embryo. Why must we insist on destroying embryos again?

Peter Steinfels has a good article in the New York Times on the moral issues of the embryonic stem cell research debate, in light of Obama’s announcement to extend funding for embryonic stem cell research. He doesn’t make any moral …

The With-Us-Or-Against-Us Attitude to Embryonic Stem Cell Research Read More »

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Researchers in Japan have managed to repair hearts in rats using human menstrual blood. The healing cells in question are not stem cells, but they can function very much like them, and with an alleged success rate 100 times higher …

Cells found in menstrual blood made to act like stem cells Read More »

A few quick links… Skin Cells mend spines in rats (Toronto team): http://www.thestar.com/article/253699 Human skin cells reprogrammed to mimic embryonic stem cells: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7101834.stm Non-embryonic sources of stem cells continue to show more and more promise without the ethical concerns. The …

How skin is changing the field of stem cell research Read More »

Now here’s a scary thought – sex selection tests used for selective abortion in Canada. But of course, if you want to cook a frog, you put him in warm water first… This sort of thing is easy for people …

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Students for Life is against embryonic stem cell research, but not against stem cell research in general. Of course not! Adult stem cells have provided many cures and treatments for serious disease without any moral questionable practices, compared to the …

Ontario, California in stem cell deal Read More »

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