adult stem cells

Lead Into Gold: IPSCs Continue to Amaze

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Another breakthrough was announced by Stanford scientists using induced pluripotent stem cells. From the press release: Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have shown that iPS cells, viewed as a possible alternative to human embryonic stem cells, can mirror the defining defects of a genetic […]

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Adult Stem Cells Help Heart Disease

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Moving forward on the adult stem cell front, a new study shows that human heart patients were helped significantly with an injection of adult stem cells in cases where no other treatment proved efficacious. From the Cyprus Times story: An injection of stem cells into […]

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Adult Stem Cells Used to Make New Trachea

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC What a tremendous thing: Doctors have replaced a cancer patient’s diseased trachea with one made in part using his own adult stem cells. From the Wall Street Journal story: Doctors have replaced the cancer-stricken windpipe of a patient with an organ made in a lab, […]

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IPS Stem Cells Could Allow Human Organs to be Grown in Pigs

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Again, we see the importance of animal research, with the potential that the organ shortage could be largely solved by growing patient DNA-identical human organs in pigs for transplant. From the Telegraph story: Scientists have found they can create chimeric animals that have organs belonging […]

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National Science Foundation Misleads About Adult Stem Cells

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC They have to know better than this. The National Science Foundation has erroneously conflated “induced pluripotent stem cells” with “adult” stem cells in discussing a report — which I also covered here — calling for continued federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. From its […]

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Genomic Medicine Combined with Adult Stem Cells Cure AIDS?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Two areas of uncontroversial medical research may have combined to create a cure for AIDS. The first is genomic medicine. The second, adult stem cells. From the story: Brown was living in Berlin, Germany back in 2007, dealing with HIV and leukemia, when scientists there […]

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Urethras Grown From Patients’ Own Bladder Cells

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC They just keep on rolling. Scientists have used cells from patients’ own bodies to build new urethras. From the story: The boys were ages 10 to 14 at the time of the surgery. Three were accident victims, and the other two had suffered failures of […]

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Adult Skin Stem Cell “Gun” Huge Breakthrough in Burn Therapy

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Remember those bad old days when we were told embryonic stem cell research offered the “only hope?” Check this National Geographic video out! Healing within days with the patient’s own stem cells. Never underestimate the ingenuity and creativity of scientists! ShareTweetPinShare

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ESCR Hype: Now They Will Cure the National Debt!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I thought I had heard it all in the ESCR debate. That embryonic stem cells are the “only hope.” Wrong! That they don’t really come from embryos! Junk biology. That the reason they have not brought about the cures is they did not receive good […]

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Bush’s New Book Quotes CBC Special Consultant

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Wow. I am surprised — and very flattered: President Bush’s new book Decision Points quotes me. The Corner also takes note, because the quote is from something I wrote on NRO. Here’s what Bush wrote: Those on the other side of the debate argued that […]

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Oh Hum, Another Adult Stem Cell Success

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC These adult stem cell successes are getting pretty oh, hum — unless you are the lucky patients benefiting from breakthroughs. In our most recent episode, a woman’s leg was saved using her bone marrow stem cells. From the story: During her operation, at the private […]

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