Tag: stem cells

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October 5, 2011

Happy Stem Cell [Awareness] Day!

There is a day for virtually everything these days. Forget the old school Valentine’s and Sweetest Day, or even Administrative Professional’s or Grandparents’ Day.…

June 2, 2011

Stem Cells and Baseball

When it came to light that New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon had received autologous stem cell therapy from a clinic in the Dominican Republic, an important question came before Major League Baseball: should stem cell “therapies” be banned from big league ball?…

November 6, 2009

The November Issue of AJOB Is Now Online!

With H1N1 and flu vaccines on everyone’s minds, the November issue of The American Journal of Bioethics couldn’t be more timely.…

September 8, 2009

MercatorNet Asks (Ridiculously), "How Much Are We Entitled to Use Each Other?"

Jennifer Roback Morse on the MercatorNet blog reflects on the moral issues raised by the movie adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel “My Sister’s Keeper”, oft discussed among the assisted reproduction crowd as the paradigmatic case of “savior sibling” gone bad.…

July 21, 2009

Keeping Your Skin Youthful, The Stem Cell Way

Stem cells are, apparently, all the rage in the world of cosmetics. Slather them on your face to keep your face young and ageless or to simply make yourself more beautiful on your eyes, cheeks, or lips.…

June 23, 2009

My Mommy Is My Daddy Is My Mommy

Stem cell research has the potential to change the standard gendered parental relationships by making it possible for women to produce sperm and eggs from stem cells say British researchers in the Globe and Mail.…

June 15, 2009

BioEdge and Charo's "Conspiracy of Hype"

One can hardly be surprised to find that Michael Cook’s BioEdge blog would jump at the chance to take Alta Charo’s remarks about the “hyping” of stem cell research as an all-too-easy chance to suggest that embryonic stem cell research generally has been oversold.…

June 3, 2009

Swine Reputation To Be Saved! Pig Stem Cells On The Way!

Just as swine flu is about to reach pandemic proportions according to the WHO, pigs are about to have their reputations saved by a recent discovery by Chinese researchers who say that cells from adult pigs have the ability to be coaxed into any type of cell in the body, just like embryonic stem cells.…

April 14, 2009

To Bank or Not to Bank? For Cord Blood, The Answer is No.

Much ado has been made over private cord blood banking when a baby is born for its potential someday to maybe save a child’s life.…

March 20, 2009

Robertson Wants Stem Cells with Longhorns and Lonestars

On Wednesday in the Houston Chronicle, John Robertson argues for changes to the law in the Republic of Texas that would allow for embryonic stem cell research.…

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American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 2 - Feb 2014

Transferring Morality to Human–Nonhuman Chimeras Monika Piotrowska

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April 22, 2014 12:51 pm

Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions

Scientists have grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques for the first time — bringing them closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, from heart disease to blindness.

March 11, 2014 2:11 pm

One Author of a Startling Stem Cell Study Calls for Its Retraction

One of the authors of a study that was claimed to have discovered a simple way to make stem cells said on Monday that he was no longer sure of his team’s conclusions, and he called for the study to be retracted.

February 21, 2014 2:37 pm

$5B initiative proposed for stem cell research

Supporters of California’s multibillion-dollar stem cell program plan to ask for $5 billion more to bring the fruits of research to patients.

February 3, 2014 1:18 pm

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

Stem cell researchers are heralding a “major scientific discovery”, with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.

September 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Stem Cells Could Lead to Better Breasts After Reconstructive Surgery

Seeding fat grafts with stem cells could improve reconstructive surgery results.

September 26, 2013 4:26 pm

Patient's own cells might be used as treatment for Parkinson's disease

iPSCs directed to differentiate into specific cell types offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

September 11, 2013 3:22 pm

Scientists grow new stem cells in a living mouse

Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up possibilities for the regeneration of damaged tissue in people with conditions ranging from heart failure to spinal cord injury.

July 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Banking stem cells in the hope of a lifesaving cure

A French company is offering people a “bank” to store their own stem cells for years in a bet that those cells may be used to grow replacement organs and possibly save their lives someday

July 10, 2013 2:58 pm

Calimmune Initiates HIV Stem Cell Study at Two California Research Sites

The HIV gene medicines company Calimmune announced today that the first patient has begun treatment in a Phase I/II clinical trial designed to determine whether a pioneering genetic medicine approach can help to protect individuals infected with HIV.

July 8, 2013 5:30 pm

Stem-Cell Heart Repair Questioned

Dozens of papers by a German cardiologist who claims to have succeeded in using bone marrow-derived stem cells to repair patients’ damaged hearts are riddled with errors and inconsistencies.

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