cord blood banking

Last Chance to Bank on Life

No really – my blogging has been weak of late due to impending conference and annual Paul Ramsey dinner (which is just about sold-out). But if you are thinking about coming to the Banking On Life conference, just a little incentive . . . Congresswoman Jackie Speier will be speaking as she’s getting ready to […]

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A Second Chance for Chloe

When Chloe Levine was just 9 months old her parents noticed that she didn’t use her right hand to hold her bottle. Then they noticed she wasn’t crawling and instead chose to bounce herself around using her weaker right leg only as a prop. At 12 months of age, a cat scan revealed her left […]

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Banking on Life; Cord Blood Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine

A Newsletter of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network Join us May 2, 2009 in San Francisco for our one-day conference! Posted using ShareThis

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The stem cell distinction

The week was buzzing with stem cell news. Sadly, The Scientist blog has a piece claiming that Embryonic Stem Cells are Still the Gold Standard. “”We need new human embryonic stem cells,” said Jaenisch. “They differ enormously from iPS cells,” and understanding the reprogrammed cells will be impossible without good human embryonic stem cells. In […]

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Let’s Be the Leader in Ethical Stem Cell Banking

Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University has proposed we establish stem cell banks for stem cell produced from donors’ ordinary skin cells. His new breakthrough, taking skin cells and reprogramming them to ‘embryonic like’ cells has already been replicated and proven easy and inexpensive to do. Yamanaka said, “By making such a bank, we can cut […]

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Cord Blood Stem Cells

Banking on Your Future, a guest commentary by Dr. Peter Hollands Hardly a day goes by without a new revelation in stem cell technology. When I first worked in this field nearly 30 years ago there was little interest in stem cells beyond the highly specialized experts working on bone marrow transplantation. Today we hear […]

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