Stem Cell Discoveries Win Nobel Prize

2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded – A pair of stem cell discoveries some 40 years apart have earned John B. Gurdon of the University of Cambridge & Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Their discoveries are central to the promise of regenerative medicine and offer hope that human organs can […]

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Mitt Romney’s Position on Stem Cell Research

Romney’s Position on Stem Cell Research: There is a lot of information online including a plethora of quotes in regards to Mitt Romney’s position on stem cell research. Complicating the issue for Mitt is the fact that his wife suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease that may benefit from stem cell research. His general position […]

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Can Stem Cells Help Type 1 Diabetes?

Stem Cells and Type 1 Diabetes: I’ve been asked more than once if there was anything that stem cells could do to cure or help fight Type 1 diabetes. Actually, until recently there really wasn’t much progress in that area. Recently, in an experimental study, 28 teens with type 1 diabetes underwent a stem cell […]

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Michael J. Fox on Rick Santorum and Stem Cell Research

In a recent Piers Morgan interview, Michael J. Fox is asked about Rick Santorum’s views on stem cell research. Here’s one of a number of comments by Santorum on federal Stem Cell research, which he obviously opposes:

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Stem Cell Transplant Helps Hawaii Professor Live

University of Hawaii associate professor, Cristy Kessler, was suffering from a rare combination of three different autoimmune diseases: Vasculitis, Scleroderma, and Akylosing Spondyliitis. The pain was so bad, that, in her own words, she was “preparing to die.” She was constantly on a combination of prescription pain medications including morphine and vicadin, and could barely […]

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