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Obama Stem Cell Regulations Temporarily Blocked


In what we hope is a decision that will be quickly reversed, a federal judge today temporarily blocked President Obama’s administration regulations expanding stem cell research. The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government’s new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that [...]

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Child Star of “The Lion King” Receives Cord Blood Transplant


Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old star of the hit Broadway show, received an umbilical-cord blood transplant this week at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Long Island. Shannon suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia, and the best treatment for her would have been a bone marrow transplant. Last month, the cast members of “The Lion King,” held a [...]

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Cord Blood Good Option for Adults With Leukemia


People with leukemia who received cord-blood transplants had similar survival levels as those given cells or bone marrow from a nonfamily donor, according to a new research report in the journal Lancet Oncology. From the patients whose disease was in remission at the time they received their transplants, 40% to 55% were free of the [...]

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Cutting Umbilical Cord Too Early Eliminates Stem Cells


Delaying clamping the umbilical cord at a baby’s birth could result in a number of positive things, according to researchers at the University of South Florida’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. They say that clamping should be delayed for at least a few minutes longer after birth. This new recommendation published in [...]

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Using Pig Embryos To Create Stem Cells


Dr. Steve Stice, director of the University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center, and his team took a bone marrow cell from a pig and injected six new genes, which made it turn into an embryo-like cell. The stem cells were then taken from this embryo-like cell and injected in another pig embryo. This is an [...]

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Foundation Donates $10M To Umbilical Stem Cell Research at Duke


The foundation established by Julian Robertson has donated $10.2 million dollars to the Duke University in North Carolina for their progressing study about treating children suffering from cerebral palsy with the help of umbilical cord stem cells. The Robertson Foundation grant was recently revealed in a press release and announcement by Duke University. The announcement [...]

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How Stem Cells Could Revolutionize Cosmetic Surgery


Plastic surgery is a thriving industry not just in America, but across the globe. According to a recent study published in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgery procedures are predicted to exceed 55 million annually by the year 2015. However, it is often forgotten that a significant [...]

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Shaquille O’Neal Joins “Be The Match” Campaign


For the “Do Something Big” campaign, Shaquille O’Neal will ask Americans to “Be the one to save a life.” Three public service announcements will start airing on television and the Internet starting this month. “There’s nothing bigger than life – not when someone you love is fighting to live,” O’Neal said. “That’s why I’m letting [...]

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Green Tea In Diet Improves Endocrine Stem Cell Line


Green tea has been reported to possess antioxidant, antitumorigenic, and antibacterial qualities that regulate the endocrine system. Previous epidemiological studies found that the bone mineral density (BMD) of postmenopausal women with a habit of tea drinking was higher than that of women without habitual tea consumption. However, the effects of green tea catechins on osteogenic [...]

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Stem Cell Trial For Cerebral Palsy Begins


American researchers are starting a clinical trial to determine whether stem cells from umbilical cord blood can help children with cerebral palsy. The researchers, who are working at the Medical College of Georgia, said their study represents the first such U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial. The study will include 40 children age 2-12 [...]

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