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Adult Stem Cells May Cure Muscular Dystrophy

...those who have been watching the debate over embryonic stem cells.  It illustrates the disconnect between the researchers actually finding cures and the scientific establishments who keep pushing embryonic stem...

Stem Cells: It’s a New Ball Game

human embryonic stem cells in research and medicine.  The generation of iPS cells through direct reprogramming avoids the difficult ethical controversies surrounding the use of embryos for deriving stem cells. ...

Will Adult Stem Cells Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?

the wings.     A panel on Fox News reported Saturday that this new stem-cell methodology renders embryonic stem cells obsolete and thus puts the ethical controversy about stem cells...

Stem-Cell Advocates Try to Shield Ethical Concerns

[multipotent] stem cells are already in clinical trials.  Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are coming of age….”  His ending statement was even more telling: “Adult stem cells are happening.  Embryonic stem...

Keep the Stem Cell News Straight

Stem cell technology continues to make news, but the phrase “stem cells” alone can mask serious ethical issues.  Adult stem cells (AS) and embryonic stem cells (ES) are both being...

No More Need for Embryonic Stem Cells?

of cloning human embryos then killing them for their stem cells.  “If researchers succeed, it will make it relatively easy to produce cells that seem indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells,...

Adult Stem Cells Form Heart Valve

with adult stem cells, not embryonic stem cells. Everybody knows that the big battle over stem cells revolves around the ethics of using human embryos for research.  Adult stem cells...

Cells Perform Nanomagic

...appeared: “The invention of oxygenic photosynthesis was a small step for a bacterium, but a giant leap for biology and geochemistry.  So when and how did cells first learn to...

Cells Perform Sporting Interactions

The components of living cells perform such acrobatic moving interactions, one would think they are having fun.  Here’s the news from the Wide World of Cellular Sports. Speedway:  A news...

Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Found in Amniotic Fluid

views on the moral status of the human embryo.”  The amniotic stem cells also avoid the problem of cancerous tumors that plague embryonic stem cells.  See also reports on Baptist...

Are Embryonic Stem Cells a Stepping Stone to Eugenics?

adult stem cells, and those are already in use for a wide variety of treatments.  So far, embryonic stem cells provide nothing but hope, hype, and empty promises. 1Martin Enserek,...

How Stem Cell Reporting Can Blur Ethics

in reporting.  Not all stem cells are created equal.  The culturing and use of embryonic stem cells has enormous ethical problems, while adult stem cells have none.  Adult stem cells...

Stem Cells: Hurry Up and Wait

the treatment uses adult or embryonic stem cells.  The Geron website shows them involved in embryonic stem cell research.     Michael Foust criticized the broken promises of stem cell...

Nature Backpedals Over Stem-Cell Hype

abuse in the stem-cell gold rush.  Nature was originally praised for coming up with an “ethical” way to harvest embryonic stem cells, but look how ethical it turned out to...

Embryonic Stem Cells No Longer Needed?

said, is a “welcome development.”     Second, and more significant, Japanese scientists found that adult stem cells can be made pluripotent, like embryonic stem cells, by the addition of...
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