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The prolife movement scored a major victory yesterday when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is discontinuing a contract that provides funds for research involving fetal tissue procured from elective abortions.
States Turning Away from Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Funding for stem cell research in two of the most liberal states in the nation - California and Maryland - appears to be shifting away from embryonic to adult stem cells.
Adult Stem Cells Give 2 Year-Old New Windpipe
Two year-old Hannah Warren of South Korea, who was born without a windpipe, will now be able to live like a normal child after doctors used her own stem cells to create a functioning windpipe.
Michael J. Fox Admits Embryonic Stem Cells Probably Won't Cure Him
One of the most outspoken advocates of embryonic stem cell research, Michael J. Fox, made headlines during a recent interview with ABC News in which he admitted that embryonic stem cell therapy hasn't lived up to its promises.
Adult Stem Cells Used to Grow First Living Human Heart in Laboratory
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist American scientists have successfully created a human heart out of adult stem cells that could one day spare transplant patients a long and uncertain wait for a donor.
Adult Stem Cells Cure HIV Patient
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Doctors in Berlin are confirming that they have indeed cured a man of HIV/AIDS after using adult stem cells to treat his leukemia.
Doctors Confirm Cure of Leukemia with Cord Blood Stem Cells
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Doctors in Berlin are confirming that they have cured a four year-old girl of leukemia with an infusion of stem cells from her own umbilical cord blood.
NIH Approves First Embryonic Stem Cell Lines for Research
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The government has approved the first human embryonic stem-cell lines to be used in taxpayer funded research, saying the lines were derived from “low-grade” embryos that were “destined for waste.”
FDA to Slow Down Use of Adult Stem Cells
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer One of the nation’s leading adult stem cell therapy organizations is warning the public that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is teaming up with the nation’s pharmaceutical industry to declare a person’s own stem cells to be a “drug” which can be regulated, thus slowing down the use of these therapies by requiring years of clinical trials before they can be used.
Patients Struggle to Afford Adult Stem Cell Therapies
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer While the Obama administration prepares to dump billions of taxpayer dollars into the controversial and now obsolete embryonic stem cell research, people who have been helped with adult stem cell technology are struggling to pay the bills because of insufficient funding.
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