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Your Child’s Teeth Can Save their Life using StemSave service

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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Your Child’s Teeth Can Save their Life using StemSave service
February 22, 2009 – By Lauri Harrison – 1 Tot & 1 Teen

Wait! Before you plan for the tooth fairy to come and take away your child’s tooth, consider preserving it for future use. Believe it or not, the human tooth contains healthy pulp tissue which contains stem cells that can be utilized to regenerate your child’s health if needed. Sounds like a Sci-Fi movie, but it’s not. It works along the same principles as preserving the cord blood when your baby is born. Stem cells extracted from the healthy tissue within your child’s tooth can help fix medical ailments, grow new organs, repair bone, and much more…

http://www.workingmother.com/web?service=direct/1/ViewBlogPage/dlinkBlog&sp=S1406

Steamboat Springs oral surgeon Dr. John Lupori offers patients the chance to store the stem cells in the teeth he extracts. Lupori partners with StemSave, a New York-based company that freezes and stores stem cells found in the pulp at the base of teeth.

via https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/local-oral-surgeon-harvests-stem-cells-for-patients/

Did you know your child’s tooth can save their life down the road?

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 22, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Sunday, February 22, 2009

MomToBeDepot focuses on educating and informing parents about important issues. Whether it’s a new product for mom or baby, a great book to read, or some service you just shouldn’t live without. After almost 2 years of writing this blog and the bigger site MomToBeDepot, I can honestly say this particular posting is the most important information I can pass along to parents. It’s about a company called StemSave.

What they are doing is absolutely incredible and a godsend to parents who take advantage of their service.

Let me back up a little bit. When you’re pregnant, you have the opportunity to store cord blood, so stem cells could be utilized down the road if your child becomes ill. But what if you didn’t take advantage of that at the time or if you’ve adopted a child and don’t have access to family medical history? StemSave is your second chance to save your child’s life. We spoke with CEO and treasurer of StemSave, Art Greco to learn about the company and the future direction of stem cell research.

Believe it or not, the healthy tissue within a tooth contains stem cells…

http://momtobedepot.blogspot.com/2009/02/did-you-know-your-childs-tooth-can-save.html

BILL CLINTON BACKS MICHIGAN STEM CELL PROP 2

In ALL ARTICLES, RELIGION & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Bill Clinton backs Michigan’s Prop 2
By Alexa Stanard 10/13/08 6:52 AM
Former president Bill Clinton speaks Friday on behalf of CureMichigan. (photo: Alexa Stanard)

Former president Bill Clinton speaks Friday on behalf of CureMichigan. (photo: Alexa Stanard)

Former President Bill Clinton rallied a star-studded Michigan political crowd Friday to support a ballot proposal that would permit embryonic stem-cell research in the state.

Clinton appeared at the upscale fund-raiser hosted by CureMichigan, the organization backing Proposal 2, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.  He called support for stem-cell research “the pro-life position” and cited the research’s potential benefits both to those facing health problems like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease and to Michigan’s struggling economy.

“There isn’t a person here who doesn’t know someone who could be benefited by this work,” Clinton told the crowd of several hundred in Waterford Township, northwest of Detroit. “This is not about cloning. This is about letting Michigan do what can be done in almost any other state.”…

http://michiganmessenger.com/6192/bill-clinton-backs-michigans-prop-2

When science goes too far – cloning and transgenic manipulation

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm

GLOW IN THE DARK CATS!

GLOW IN THE DARK CATS!

How bioengineers are messing with nature

by Becky Meyer – 2/19/09 

In recent years, science has made advancements once thought to be possible only in science fiction. From glow-in-the-dark cats and transgenic goats to Dolly the cloned sheep, scientists have proven that they are capable of doing many things to help the human race. But in 2009, they are also gaining so much power that there is danger of that power being abused. Scientists today are crossing the line and tampering with nature when they shouldn’t.

In 2007, South Korean scientists created glow-in- the-dark cats (www.news.cnet.com). These Turkish Angora cats that were designed to glow under ultraviolet lights are examples of transgenic animals, which, according to Biology Online, are organisms that have “genes from another organism put into its genome” using “DNA techniques.”

Just recently the FDA approved the sale of pharmaceutical milk containing a drug called ATryn, which helps thin the blood (detnews.com). Scientists have genetically modified goats to produce this drug in their milk. This is a revolution in the science world because it can help thousands of people who suffer from blood clots. The fact that the proposition was approved is also an indication that our world is more positive about technological advancements that help the human race.

Dolly the cloned sheep is one of the more controversial advancements in science. The question began to arise as to whether scientists are going “too far,” and what the reasons for these advancements really are..

http://media.www.lakelandmirror.com/media/storage/paper471/news/2009/02/19/Opinions/When-Science.Goes.Too.Far-3639432.shtml

EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS, CLONING & ANIMAL OOCYTES FAIL TO DELIVER

In ALL ARTICLES, RELIGION & STEM CELLS, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm
dolly & her clone

dolly & her clone

“It had been hoped that substitute animal oocytes (immature egg cell) could help generate patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic applications.”
Damn and we were so close!  Now, in order to treat patients, we have to rely on adult stem cells from a persons own body which have proven over almost a decade of application that they work, have virtually no side effects, no potential for rejection and do not develop into tumors.  Wait, this is a good thing!
-DG
A blow for animal oocytes and embryonic stem cells

A new study has demonstrated that animal oocytes lack the capacity to fully reprogramme adult human cells, delivering a blow to many in the scientific industry. It had been hoped that substitute animal oocytes could help generate patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic applications.

Since the cloning of Dolly the Sheep more than a decade ago, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been considered a promising method for creating personalized stem cells. Because of the shortage of human donor eggs, cows, rabbits and other animals have long been considered a possible surrogate source of eggs. Although previous reports have documented the formation of cloned embryos using both human and animal eggs, to date there have been no data indicating whether — and to what extent — the donor DNA was reprogrammed.

The study, published in Cloning and Stem Cells…

http://www.ptemag.com/pharmtecheurope/Latest+News/A-blow-for-animal-oocytes-and-stem-cells/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/581348?contextCategoryId=45298

WHAT DO THE ACADEMY AWARDS, CHILI & DOLLY THE SHEEP HAVE IN COMMON?

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS FROM THE PAST, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm
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Tonight, movie stars will be walking down a red carpet and you can watch them on TV from home or party with an academy of people at a nearby Oscar party.

In honor of National Chili Day, check out some local establishments serving up their chili recipes. Also, perhaps you should try to get in a game of golf for But don’t forget to recognize Walking the Dog Day and take your pooch out for a much needed stroll.Golf In America Day. Even if there’s still snow on the ground in your neighborhood, you might be able to swing a club a little. You just won’t be able to see where the ball went .

Today Was …
… the day in 1997 when scientists in Roslin, Scotland announced that they’d successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. … the day in 1959 when Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 … the day in 1989 when Jethro Tull won the first heavy metal Grammy

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