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  • sale of fetal tissue
  • This effort, to separate tissue donation from any incentive, is accompanied by laws that apply significant criminal and civil penalties for the purchase or sale of fetal tissue, or for soliciting or acquiring fetal tissue after providing "valuable consideration" for the costs associated with the abortion itself. (statnews.com)
  • Anti-abortion activists set off the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. (pbs.org)
  • The U.S. government prohibits the sale of fetal tissue for profit and requires separation between researchers and the women who donate fetuses. (pbs.org)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Now secret footage of a doctor from Planned Parenthood (a nationwide family planning clinic) apparently discussing the sale of foetal tissue has raised the issue, and tempers, once more. (theconversation.com)
  • Here are just a few of the important federal requirements in the Act that have serious implications for the woman aborting, for Planned Parenthood per se as well as for their attending ObGyn's and other physicians, for any researcher who is going to use such fetal tissue in his/her experiments, and for the person ("donee") into whom such tissue is going to be transplanted during those experiments. (lifeissues.net)
  • BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS. (pbs.org)
  • Some of the organization's affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue, according to Planned Parenthood. (ktar.com)
  • Planned Parenthood says it receives only reimbursements for costs of providing tissue donated by women, and that it has done nothing illegal or improper. (ktar.com)
  • neural
  • Retinal tissue', the layers in the back of the eye, consists of neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This study was performed in order to analyze the mechanisms and dynamics of neural xenograft rejection, as well as neurobiological properties of the donor tissue. (lu.se)
  • dead donor
  • What does the public really think about the dead donor rule? (bioedge.org)
  • A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics claims that the US public is in favour of waiving the dead donor rule in certain circumstances. (bioedge.org)
  • More erosion of the dead donor rule in the latest issue of the Cambridge Journal of Healthcare Ethics. (bioedge.org)
  • researchers
  • Fetal tissue has also allowed researchers to test cell-based approaches to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases that do not have any other effective treatment. (isscr.org)
  • Scandals such as at Alder Hey, where in 2001 medical researchers were found to have illegally harvested organs and tissue from dead children, caused a public outcry. (theconversation.com)
  • Fact #3: Non-fetal tissue sources are available to researchers and saving lives today . (lozierinstitute.org)
  • While researchers in countries including Sweden and the U.S. have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a significant advance. (sacredheartspectrum.com)
  • If researchers are unable to work with fetal tissue, there is a huge list of diseases for which researchers would move much more slowly, rather than quickly, to find their cause and how they can be cured," Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said in an email. (pbs.org)
  • Researchers use fetal tissue to understand cell biology and human development. (pbs.org)
  • therapies
  • For example, without fetal tissue research, it would not be possible to fully understand congenital defects in the heart or nervous system, and new therapies for diseases that affect these tissues would be delayed or prevented. (isscr.org)
  • In closing, fetal tissue research has led to many new insights into human development as well as therapies that have saved millions of lives. (isscr.org)
  • Even Dr. Goldstein, Professor and Director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program, who testified on behalf of those who use fetal tissue admitted that he is "not aware of any [therapies] that have been definitely solved using fetal tissue. (lozierinstitute.org)
  • The reality is that no current treatments or therapies exist that require aborted fetal tissue. (lozierinstitute.org)
  • At issue is whether fetal tissue research continues to be necessary, whether it has the potential to contribute to new therapies, and whether sufficient safeguards are in place for the research to occur ethically. (statnews.com)
  • Fetal tissue has been essential in research used to develop therapies that have saved millions of lives, and it continues to be necessary for the future of medicine. (statnews.com)
  • That research is now guiding the development of new therapies to protect unborn babies. (statnews.com)
  • Both therapies are associated with the need for chronic immunosuppression and shortage of donor organs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • vaccines
  • It is currently being used to develop and test vaccines for potential treatment of influenza, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis B and C. It is vital for research in other areas as well. (statnews.com)
  • Vaccines have been one of the chief public benefits of fetal tissue research. (pbs.org)
  • donation
  • However, since the decision on therapeutic abortion might be influenced by the donation of tissue for a given therapy and conception might even be effectuated with the sole purpose of obtaining organs or tissue from embryonal or fetal origin, additional regulation is called for. (umn.edu)
  • uterus
  • He said live uterus donors are rare and typically eligible family members or close friends of women seeking the transplant. (sacredheartspectrum.com)
  • The procedure involved connecting the donor uterus to the veins, arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals of the 32-year-old. (sacredheartspectrum.com)
  • Since live uterus donors are a limitation, the report shows that uterus transplants from deceased donors are feasible and may open access for all women with uterine problems, without the need for live donors, as is the practice now. (sacredheartspectrum.com)
  • Though there have been 10 uterus transplants from deceased donors in the United States, the Czech Republic and in Turkey, this is the first to result in a child. (sacredheartspectrum.com)
  • breakthroughs
  • Ma's research may lead to important breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research and application, said Bruce Locke, chairman of the department of chemical and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. (scienceblog.com)
  • genetic
  • Furthermore tissue or pathological samples taken at operation can be tested against protein chips or have their genetic material extracted and run against gene chips. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Topics studied in this class include bioethical and medical issues, artificial insemination and surrogacy, AMA Ethical Guidelines, AAMA Code of Ethics, abortion and fetal tissue research, distribution of scarce resources, genetic engineering, dying and death. (phlebotomytraininggroup.com)
  • treatments
  • With the consent of donors, this unique and valuable tissue can be used for research into basic biological processes and human development, as well as creating new treatments for life-threatening diseases. (isscr.org)
  • experiment
  • But Dr. Widner cautioned that much work remains to be done before fetal cell implants move beyond experiment and become therapy. (nytimes.com)
  • A popular choice of cell type for these types of experiment is fetal fibroblasts. (expertsmind.com)
  • sperm
  • Women who have become pregnant since June 15, whose partners or sperm donors live in the South Florida area are encouraged to visit their health care providers to discuss risk of fetal transmission. (aao.org)
  • biology
  • Research using donated fetal tissue has been underway since the 1930s and has made major contributions to our understanding of biology and the development of new medical technologies. (isscr.org)
  • normally
  • In principle, the possible use of embryonal and fetal organs or tissue would be analogous to the use of organs and tissue from deceased persons [20,24, for which legislation normally exists. (umn.edu)
  • Normally methylated sequences include CpG islands associated with the inactive X chromosome and some imprinted and tissue-specific genes, as well as non-CpG island sequences such as juxtacentromeric DNA, intragenic regions, and transposon sequences. (aacrjournals.org)
  • cell
  • Recent published reports on the isolation and successful culturing of the first human pluripotent stem cell lines have generated great excitement and have brought biomedical research to the edge of a new frontier. (diabeticgourmet.com)
  • However, cell and tissue therapy continues to be an unmet need for the disorder. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Such options include glucose responsive cell or tissue therapy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We can be more certain that cell lines are developed from the particular tissues of interest and accurate anatomical and appropriate clinico-pathological control tissues are also harvested. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Cell lines have been used in generating artificial tissues (tissue engineering), i.e. artificial skin, and to synthesize valuable biological compounds from large scale cell cultures, i.e. therapeutic proteins. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Until now, fetal cell implants have had modest effects at best, and some experts questioned whether it was worth continuing the research. (nytimes.com)
  • These data suggest a model whereby either excessive cell proliferation in the context of inadequate methyl donor production from MTHFR deficiency promotes genomic hypomethylation and further genomic instability, or that MTHFR deficiency-associated demethylation leads to increased proliferative activity in GBM. (aacrjournals.org)
  • work
  • To date, work using such tissue continues to be limited in extent. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The current study represents the first of its kind attempting work with fetal islet-like structures as source material to generate transplantable material without transformation of the tissue. (biomedcentral.com)
  • If you like to work with people, enjoy a challenge, work well under pressure, have communication skills and are interested in becoming a member of the health industry, a career as a phlebotomist/donor phlebotomist may be for you. (phlebotomytraininggroup.com)
  • It's spectacular," said Dr. C. Warren Olanow, a neurologist at the University of South Florida and a leader in fetal tissue work. (nytimes.com)
  • Dr. Roy Bakay, a neurosurgeon at Emory University who also is an expert in fetal tissue work, said the Swedish findings "tell us that we are on the right track. (nytimes.com)
  • The 1954 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work with fetal tissue that led to developing a vaccine against polio. (ktar.com)