David Prentice, Ph.D.

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Scientists Find Another Adult Stem Cell Source: The Ear
Washington, DC | 8/18/11

Japanese scientists have shown that useful adult stem cells can be isolated from the human ear.

Direct Conversion Making Nerve From Skin, Without Stem Cells
Washington, DC | 8/16/11

A passel of scientific papers have recently reported the direct conversion of skin cells to nerve cells, without going through an intervening stem cell step.

Connecticut Pours Millions Into Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Hartford, CT | 8/15/11

You may have missed it, given that such occurrences have sadly become all too common, but another state has wasted good taxpayer dollars, pouring more money on unethical and unsuccessful embryonic stem cell research and ignoring life-saving adult stem cell research. 

Study Ignores How Gender Prediction Kits Lead to Sex-Selection Abortion
Washington, DC | 8/10/11

A review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association documents the accuracy of a simple blood test for sex determination of a developing human fetus as early as 7 weeks gestation.

Treating Advanced Breast Cancer With Adult Stem Cells
Washington, DC | 7/29/11

Stanford doctors have shown that women with advanced breast cancer show greater survival when treated with aggressive chemotherapy and their own adult stem cells.

Battle on Obama ESCR Funding Not Over Despite Judge’s Decision
Washington, DC | 7/28/11

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has ruled in the government’s favor on a federal lawsuit challenging current NIH guidelines that allow taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

Adult Stem Cells Helping Patients With Scleroderma Skin Disease
Washington, DC | 7/20/11

Dr. Richard Burt and colleagues at Northwestern University have just published a new study in The Lancet that provides more evidence for the success of adult stem cell transplant in treating system sclerosis (scleroderma).

Adult Stem Cell Trial in Texas Will Treat Stroke Patients
Washington, DC | 7/18/11

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston have enrolled their first patient in a trial to use adult stem cells to treat stroke up to 19 days after the stroke occurred. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.

ACT Starts Dangerous Human Trials of Embryonic-Like Cells
Washington, DC | 7/14/11

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