Jon Huntsman & Tim Pawlenty Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Jon Huntsman & Tim Pawlenty Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Two Republican presidential candidates Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty confirmed recently that they maintain a position against embryonic stem cell research. Comments by Huntsman made in 2004 seemed to show his support for embryonic stem cell research, as he was quoted in a newspaper […]

Can Stem Cells Heal a Broken Heart?

Can Stem Cells Heal a Broken Heart? At University College in London, scientists are optimistic about a new procedure that could help the heart heal itself after a heart attack. The discover focuses on a newly identified source of dormant stem cells in the epicardium, a layer of the sac surrounding the heart. They found […]

Cord blood Stem Cells

Stem Cells from Cord Blood – In the New Scientist, the question was posed: “should parents pay to have their child’s cord blood stored or instead donate it to a public cord blood bank?” My answer: “If the couple already has a child with a life-threatening blood cancer, then banking the cord blood of a […]

Stem Cells & Cancer

More than ten years into the 21st Century, cancer continues to be the #1 cause of death worldwide. Although therapeutic response rates and time to progression have dramatically improved, long-term survival has not changed for most, if not all, solid tumors such as those of the lung, breast, and colon. Past decades of cancer research […]