Steven Ertelt

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Adult Stem Cells Help Patients with Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis
Washington, DC | 3/24/11

A team of scientists from Thessaloniki, Greece, have shown that chemotherapy followed by adult stem cell transplant can stop progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS).

Does the Minnesota Medical Association Support Human Cloning?
St. Paul, MN | 3/21/11

The short answer is yes. But the real question is what they support doing with cloned human embryos.

Oklahoma House Votes Against Destruction of Embryonic Humans
Oklahoma City, OK | 3/18/11

The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would prohibit human embryo destruction for experiments, by a vote of 86 votes in favor and 8 votes opposed. Contrary to what some news reports claim, the bill (HB 1442) sponsored by Rep. George Faught does not directly address embryonic stem cell research.

Adult Stem Cells Successful For Breast Reconstruction
Washington, DC | 3/7/11

Results of a long-term study released Wednesday show that adult stem cells from a patient’s own fat tissue are safe for breast reconstruction for former breast cancer patients.

ACT Gets Unethical Patent for Human Embryo Manipulation
Washington, DC | 3/1/11

The embryonic stem cell and cloning company, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), has been granted a patent for what it calls its “single-blastomere technique” for generating human embryonic stem cell lines.

First Horse iPS Cells Reduce Need for Embryonic Ones
Montreal, Canada | 2/28/11

Canadian scientists have produced the first induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from a horse. The cells show all the typical characteristics of pluripotent stem cells, including the formation of tumors in immuno-compromised mice.

Second Chance at Life for Adult Stem Cell Transplant Patient
Washington, DC | 2/16/11

An update on the City of Hope’s 10,000th bone marrow adult stem cell transplant. The patient, now identified as 51-year-old William Fuller, was released from the hospital last week.

Babies Can Be Treated With Adult Stem Cells, Even in the Womb
Washington, DC | 2/1/11

Two recent stories are exciting about the possibility of treating young children, even in the womb, with adult stem cells.  One study shows that cardiac adult stem cells can be isolated from young children with heart problems, even as young as one day old. 

Adult Stem Cells Helping Women With Breast Reconstruction
Washington, DC | 1/27/11

An announcement recently from Japanese universities that they are establishing an institute to use adult stem cells for breast reconstruction is welcome news, recognizing the current uses as well as future potential of adult stem cells for patients.

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