Archive for March 2013

Dr. Robin Smith Appointed to Board of STOQ Foundation

SFLF President Appointed to STOQ Foundation Board We are proud to announce that Dr. Robin L. Smith, President of the Stem for Life Foundation, has been appointed a board member of the “Science and Faith – STOQ” Foundation (Science, Theology and Ontological Quest), a non-profit organization that looks to create important dialogue between the Church and contemporary culture which is strongly shaped by scientific advancements. The…

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Q & A with Professor Silviu Itescu

Professor Silviu Itescu is the Chief Executive and founder of Mesoblast, an Australian publicly-listed company since 2004 and now the world’s largest regenerative medicine company. Professor Itescu has established an outstanding international reputation as a physician scientist in the fields of stem cell biology, autoimmune diseases, organ transplantation, and heart failure. He is currently an active faculty member of Melbourne and Monash…

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Nobel Prize Winner Dr. John Gurdon to Speak at Conference

John Gurdon, Ph.D. Nobel Prize Winner to Keynote at 2013 Vatican Conference The Keynote speaker for the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference, Regenerative Medicine: A Fundamental Shift in Science and Culture, will be Dr. John Gurdon, 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine 2012 for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.…

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My Daughter’s Journey

Mary Lobato At the end of my pregnancy, my daughter Elizabeth was breeched so my doctor planned a Caesarian section. Results from an ultrasound determined that she had 10 months to live. Through her first day in the hospital, the doctor told us that both of Elizabeth’s legs, her arms, her collarbones and her ribs were broken in several places. They didn’t…

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