Stem Cell Research Goes Green « The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on October 1, 2009

Recycling. Renewable Resources. Sustainability. We know these words well. But when it comes to human sustainability and health, we have a largely untapped resource that is proving to be more valuable than we might dare to imagine. Fittingly, it comes to us from our very first lifeline: the umbilical cord. Umbilical cord blood is already improving health and saving lives. At the Banking on Life Conference (May, 2009), sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Culture and Cord Blood Registry, leaders from around the world in the field of umbilical cord blood stem-cell research and regenerative medicine treated attendees to a detailed update on progress being made in the use of cord blood in research and clinical applications. Conference attendees also heard from U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier on her efforts to educate the public about cord blood banking, and from two mothers who have seen dramatic health improvement from cord blood therapy in their daughters who suffered…read the rest here:

Stem Cell Research Goes Green « The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

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