Stem Cell Research

Human embryonic stem cells

NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews. By Ashley Yeager, The Scientist, July 29, 2019 Last Friday (July 26), the National Institutes of Health announced new... read more

The Often-Overlooked Saints of Good Friday

These saints witnessed Christ’s sacrifice, and on Good Friday of all days, they deserve our attention. Thomas Craughwell Blog |  Apr. 19, 2019 Of Christ’s eleven surviving apostles and who-knows-how-many disciples and followers, only a tiny handful had the courage to stand at... read more

Election 2016: Let’s Get to the Point

A Note From the Publisher BY MICHAEL WARSAW, PUBLISHER , Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 As Americans and as Catholics, we know that the most important issue is the right to life, as stated in the Constitution, Scriptures and many Church documents. All other human rights, while important, are... read more

Pro-abortion VP Joe Biden speaks at Vatican event on adult stem cells

By Claire Chretien ROME, April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ­– United States Vice President Joe Biden addressed a Vatican conference on adult stem cell research Friday just before Pope Francis spoke. Biden’s invitation has sparked criticism because he supports the taxpayer-funded killing of... read more

The Hype over Embryonic Stem Cell Research Dies Not with a Bang but a Whimper

By MICHAEL COOK, Published on November 3, 2015 It’s time for scientists and bioethicists to establish an Embryonic Stem Cell Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It all seems so long ago now. But from 2002 to 2008 they barnstormed, fibbed, exaggerated, hyped, and caricatured to get... read more

“Grave mistake” Saving one life cannot justify destroying another, pope tells Vatican stem cell conference

On the morning of Nov. 12 in the Vatican, the Holy Father received a group of 250 participants in an international conference entitled "Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture," promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture in collaboration with the U.S. Stem for Life... read more

Pepsi shareholders demand company stop using aborted fetal cell lines in flavor research

The pro-life organization Children of God for Life announced today the filing of a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo, protesting the use of aborted a fetal cell line for the research and development of flavor enhancers for their beverages. In August... read more

HOW ELSE CAN YOU SEE IT?

In the recent bulletin in which we disclosed the departure from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees of a prominent proponent of embryonic stem cell research (hereafter "ESCR"), Dr. Marye Anne Fox, we said we would examine the University's record respecting this research in a future bulletin. That is... read more

Rick Perry Uses Own Adult Stem Cells for Back Surgery

Rick Perry, the Texas governor and possible Republican presidential hopeful, had back surgery recently that was credited as part of the reason why he has delayed a decision to enter the race to potentially take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The July 1 surgery was, as he called it on... read more

150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years

Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories. The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases. The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists... read more

Judge in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Case Shows Proper Judicial Role

Recently federal judge Royce Lambert issued a preliminary injunction barring the federal government from funding scientific research that uses stem cells derived from human embryos. The lawsuit was brought against the federal government by stem cell researchers who said the Obama executive order... read more