Archive for April 2014

Media Report

The conference was covered widely by the press, including stories and interviews through outlets such as CNN.com, the Wall Street Journal print and radio network, Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel, Fox News, CBS, NPR, Catholic TV, Vatican Radio, Catholic News Agency, EWTN, and more. Media coverage promoted the conference, but also helped to explain the Church’s support for ethical research, highlighted…

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Adult Stem Cell Symposium

On March 13, 2014, Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City hosted a symposium entitled “Simposio sobre el uso clínico de células troncales adultas en humanos” translated as, “Symposium on the Clinical Use of Adult Stem Cells in Humans.” The Symposium brought faculty and students together with government leaders and policymakers to discuss important issues of stem cell regulation and policy in Mexico. The Symposium took place as part of…

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Science in Action

Did You Know? Apheresis can play an important role in treating serious illness. What is apheresis? Apheresis, derived from the Greek word meaning “to separate,” is a medical technology used to separate a donor or patient’s blood into different components. The donor or patient is connected to an apheresis instrument via one or two intravenous lines and their…

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The Journey to Beating Serious Sickness

Richard M. Cohen Richard M. Cohen, well-known journalist, author and blogger, is currently undergoing a stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis. He shares some of his experience below. Stem cell therapy no longer is the stuff of science fiction. We are not just discussing the future anymore. Reputable medical centers all over America are raising money and some beginning the…

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Investigator Spotlight

Meet Dr. Alex Vasquez Dr. Alex Vasquez is a leading interventional cardiologist at The Heart Center in Huntsville, Alabama and a primary investigator on numerous clinical trials. He is one of the many distinguished physicians that have committed their time and resources to the pursuit of information and research gathered from clinical trials. In this interview, he explains why…

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Adult Stem Cell News Highlights

SFLF is pleased to share some recent developments happening around the world in the field of regenerative medicine: • Mayo Clinic researchers reported in a scientific poster that a stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine. A meta-analysis of animal studies showed this result, and accordingly is expected to open up…

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Bringing the Inspiration Home

Humberto Mestre Payne Last year when I sat in the Aula del Sinodo in the Vatican I really began, for the first time, to comprehend the vast universe of adult stem cells and their tangible therapeutic potential. The conference Regenerative Medicine: A Fundamental Shift in Science and Culture took what I knew about stem cell science and amplified it to a whole new…

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