clinical trials

Nerve Cell Transplant Clinical Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Approved

Human trials are ongoing for chronic spinal cord injury using adult stem cells. Now, the FDA is approving a human safety trial using patients’ own spinal cells for acute spinal cord injury — the kind of injury sought to be improved by the now defunct Geron embryonic stem cell human trial. From the press release: […]

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We Don’t Have a Moral Duty to Be Experimented Upon

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I think many of the political and ethical arguments today, whether in bioethics, tax policy, or other issues roiling society–boil down to a fundamental dispute between what is meant by “equality.” Some (me included) believe it means equal opportunity (American Revolution), while others (President Obama, […]

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Sorry for the travel hiatus. Great trip to London. More to come on that later, but for now catching up on some great things in my inbox over the last week. My friend sent me this from Bloomberg.com which is very interesting on the role the FDA has on approving clinical trials in humans using […]

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