Stem Cell Research Archives

June 30, 2007

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Successful in Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Amazingly, stem cell treatments using umbilical and adult stem cells continue to show great progress. By Hilary White CHICAGO, June 29, 2007 ( – A new US study offers insights into the way stem cells from umbilical cord blood can... ... more

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March 17, 2007

Adult Stem Cells Treat Eye Disease

British experts are pioneering a treatment using stem cell therapy to improve the sight of people born with a rare genetic eye disorder. Stem cells taken from dead donors, living relatives or even the patients themselves are grown in a... ... more

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February 17, 2006

Adult stem cells attack Alzheimers

Canadian researchers said Friday they have uncovered a natural defense mechanism to Alzheimer's disease. Not surprisingly, it involves ADULT stem cells -- those derived from bone marrow... more.... ... more

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Hwang Researchers Never Cloned Embryonic Stem Cells

Seoul, South Korea ( -- Government prosecutors investigating the faked embryonic stem cell research supposedly conducted by Hwang Woo-suk and his colleagues have confirmed that his team never created patient-specific embryonic stem cells that would supposedly overcome rejection issues. Park... ... more

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October 07, 2005

Blood Cord Stem Cells

by Bill Wilson Several bio-ethics bills, dealing with the controversial issues of cloning and embryonic stem-cell research which involve the destruction of human life, are bogged down in the U.S. Senate. But another more ethical bill, involving federal funding for... ... more

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September 12, 2005

Adult Stem Cells Enhance Cardiac Function in Preclinical Study

Unlike embryonic stem cell research, the use of adult stem cells do not require the destruction of human life. In addition, the latter continues to show concrete results in clinical trials. Here's the latest:Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. today announced preclinical results... ... more

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August 30, 2005

Embryonic stem cells trigger immune rejection

Scientists from Stanford University in the States and Hannover Medical School in Germany have found that embryonic stem cells are rejected by the recipient's immune system after being implanted. Previously researchers have speculated about the possibility that embryonic stem cells... ... more

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August 24, 2005

Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Sloppy Science

"The most recent scientific evidence shows the use of human embryos for therapeutic stem cell research to be ineffective and unnecessary," says Dr. Fazale Rana, one of the world's top three leading experts in origin of life research. Internationally respected... ... more

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July 29, 2005

Frist's Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Majority Leader William Frist (R-Tennessee) has followed Sen. John Kerry’s dialectical pattern by supporting embryonic stem cell research and yet claiming to be pro-life. ... more... ... more

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Frist No Longer Pro-Life

The New York Times reports that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) is scheduled to announce his backing of a embryonic stem cell bill that would increase federal funding for ESC research. Frist claims, "I am pro-life... I believe human... ... more

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May 27, 2005

Multiple Sclerosis Researchers Use Adult Stem Cells

Multiple sclerosis researchers are investigating how hormones and proteins can be used to trigger the body's own stem cells into producing myelin, the protective sheath around nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that is destroyed by the disease.... ... more

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May 26, 2005

Leading Biochemist Calls Embryonic Stem Cell Research 'Sloppy Science'

Recent Scientific Discoveries Support President's Ban on Funds for Embryonic Stem Cell Research "The most recent scientific evidence shows the use of human embryos for therapeutic stem cell research to be ineffective and unnecessary," says Dr. Fazale Rana, one of... ... more

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November 04, 2004

Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Parkinson's Disease

This is an older study from 2001 but remains relevant to the current debate on embryonic stem cell research [hat tip: Back of the Envelope via Prothesis] A carefully controlled study that tried to treat Parkinson's disease by implanting cells... ... more

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October 27, 2004

Another Adult Stem Cell Success Story

A Canadian-led research team has shown it is not only possible, but relatively easy, to harvest stem cells from human eyes that could help fight blindness and degenerative eye disorders. [article - subscription required]. More of the article is quoted... ... more

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October 23, 2004

Bioethicist is Put to the Test, Comments on Stem Cell Research

Kelly Hollowell is is a scientist, patent attorney and adjunct law professor of bioethics. She recently wrote a must read article about a phone that changed her life and put her faith and training to the test. Her credibility, in... ... more

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October 12, 2004

Adult Stem Cell Research Continues to Progress

Adult stem cells are used regulary and are increasingly showing substantial potential for treating additional diseases. For example, The possible discovery of adult stem cells in the pancreas could offer hope for diabetics who take insulin shots to make up... ... more

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September 30, 2004

Adult Stem Cell Research

"Adult stem cell research is the best science and is thoroughly moral at the same time," says FRC's Dr. Prentice Washington D.C. - Senator Brownback (R-KS) will be sponsoring hearings today to discuss the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research.... ... more

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