Category: Stem Cells

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

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

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

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

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Yet Another Adult Stem Cells Advancement

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?

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

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

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Cells found in menstrual blood made to act like stem cells

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

How skin is changing the field of stem cell research

A few quick links… Skin Cells mend spines in rats (Toronto team): Human skin cells reprogrammed to mimic embryonic stem cells: Non-embryonic sources of stem cells continue to show more and more promise without the ethical concerns. The

Gender kits and human-animal chimeras

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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Ontario, California in stem cell deal

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

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