Blog Posts (12)
May 15, 2013
My wife and I spent May 10-11 at the annual conference of Biola’s Center for Christian Thought (CCT), where the theme for 2012-2013 has been “Neuroscience and the Soul.” The plenary talks are not all on the web, yet, although some are on Facebo...
March 27, 2013
The news this past week carried three reports related to developments in stem cell research. Briefly, starting with the farfetched and ending with the “nearfetched”:
First, the Wall Street Journal reported on efforts to “grow” human organs in...
October 5, 2011
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
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 10, 2010
For those of you who will not be reading former President George W. Bush’s autobiography, Decision Points (I am among them), the National Journal has pulled out some choice selections of those items that might not make the headlines.…
September 1, 2010
On the Bioethics Channel, Dr. Glenn McGee, the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, stakes out his own position regarding the recent U.S.…
August 25, 2010
Many have called it legislating from the bench. Others have called it sending us back to the stone age. But as Arthur Caplan puts it in this week’s MSNBC column Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling preventing the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research hasn’t just hobbled stem cell research–it has killed the hopes for recovery of tens of thousands if not millions of Americans.…
August 3, 2010
With the FDA approval of the first human stem cell trial from the Geron Corporation, there can be no doubt that dozens of other human clinical trials will quickly follow on its heels for approval for hESCs to be used in human beings to treat everything from spinal cord injuries to Alzheimer’s Disease to cancer.…
July 6, 2010
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has created a website that aims purportedly to help patients assess the claims made by stem cell companies and researchers offering cures via stem cell research.…
May 12, 2010
Featuring paired issues by Stanford’s Charles E. Murdoch and Christopher Thomas Scott and University of Alberta’s Amy Zarzeczny and Timothy Caulfield, the May issue of AJOB addresses the hot topic of the ethics of stem cell tourism.…
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May 15, 2013 3:00 pm
Scientists have finally succeeded in using cloning to create human embryonic stem cells, a step toward developing replacement tissue to treat diseases but one that might also hasten the day when it will be possible to create cloned babies.
May 10, 2013 1:33 pm
Bone replacements that are needed due to trauma or disease like osteoarthritis, can now be grown in a patient-specific way from pluripotent skin stem cells.
May 8, 2013 2:02 pm
Scientists at Princeton University in the US used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can ‘hear’ radio frequencies beyond the range of normal human capability.
May 7, 2013 2:07 pm
A team of scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute announced Monday the generation of patient-specific bone substitutes from skin cells capable of repairing large bone defects.
May 3, 2013 1:46 pm
Hannah Warren, a 2-year-old born without her trachea, was the recipient of a new windpipe grown from her own stem cells at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
April 11, 2013 1:12 pm
British physicist Stephen Hawking visited a stem cell lab in Los Angeles, Calif. where he spoke to an audience comprised of employees at Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, ALS patients and their families.
April 5, 2013 5:13 pm
Last week we learned that people can make smarter mice, but it’s not at all clear what the results of the recent experiment are saying about people.
April 2, 2013 2:59 pm
A tiny implant made from coral could help repair knee joints crippled by osteo-arthritis. The implant helps to stimulate the growth of new cartilage from stem cells — the body’s own immature cells that can turn into any type of tissue.
April 2, 2013 2:57 pm
A team of researchers have developed a technique to produce three-dimensional cultures of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells called embryoid bodies, amenable to live cell imaging and to electrical activity measurement.
March 27, 2013 2:20 pm
Italian health minister’s support for a controversial treatment appals the country’s scientists.
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