cord blood stem cells

Umbilical Stem Cells Wake Up PVS Child

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Wow. A child with cerebral palsy who suffered a cardiac arrest and became — they thought — permanently unconscious, appears to have been successfully treated with his own stored umbilical cord blood stem cells. From the ScienceDaily story: Bochum’s medics have succeeded in treating cerebral palsy with autologous cord blood. Following a cardiac arrest with […]

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First Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Trial

At present, there are three small human safety embryonic stem cell studies. All deal with macular degeneration-type conditions. And now, a human trial looks to soon get underway in Japan using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), that is, stem cells made from a patient’s own skin or other tissues. From the Nature News story: Having […]

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Lines That Divide Showing in CA Independent Film Festival

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A Second Chance for Chloe

When Chloe Levine was just 9 months old her parents noticed that she didn’t use her right hand to hold her bottle. Then they noticed she wasn’t crawling and instead chose to bounce herself around using her weaker right leg only as a prop. At 12 months of age, a cat scan revealed her left […]

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Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate

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Watching the Berlin Wall Fall

This is exactly how one stem cell researcher in Canada felt about Obama’s recent win. Obama and his Democratic colleagues have said a top priority will be to relax the Bush administration funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. Obama said he strongly supports “expanding research on stem cells” and believes the Bush restrictions have […]

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In Yet Another Stem-Cell Miracle, Dems Have Dropped The Subject

From Today’s Investor – Heaven forbid they celebrate the new stem cell breakthrough! “John Edwards had a lot he wanted to say at the Democratic National Committee’s fall meeting on Nov. 30. In a fiery speech, he ran down a litany of issues such as Iraq, health care and workers’ rights, going well over his […]

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Science is a wonderful thing, but we need to be patient. False promises do not help

Amen to that! The Yorkshire Post today has more on Ian Wilmut’s decision to stop his cloning research and pursue the latest developments with iPS cells. “It’s very exciting, but it took quite a few months for me to decide to switch my area of focus,” he says. “I first heard about the technique in […]

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National Review Online Stem Cell Symposium

Yesterday I was invited to provide written commentary on the stem cell breakthrough for National Review on line. Here’s what I wrote, and you can read the other commentaries provided by leaders such as Leon Kass, William Hurlbut, Carter Snead and many more prominent voices. My comments: Tuesday’s news on the somatic-cell reprogramming advances couldn’t […]

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Cord Blood Stem Cells

Banking on Your Future, a guest commentary by Dr. Peter Hollands Hardly a day goes by without a new revelation in stem cell technology. When I first worked in this field nearly 30 years ago there was little interest in stem cells beyond the highly specialized experts working on bone marrow transplantation. Today we hear […]

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Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking Expands

“Women giving birth in Pittsburgh will have the option to make an altruistic decision with life-saving potential starting today. “ Modeled after the process of blood banking of donated blood, parents in Pittsburgh can now donate cord blood and not incur any fees to collect and store the specimen. Share Tweet +1 Stumble Share Pin

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