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  • Transplants
  • Jewish requirements that we use our God-given knowledge to heal people, together with the concept of pikuach nefesh (the primary responsibility to save human life, which overrides almost all other laws), has been used by Jewish legal authorities to justify a broad range of organ transplants and medical experimentation. (beliefnet.com)
  • These requirements likewise justify the use of fetal tissue transplants. (beliefnet.com)
  • embryos
  • But of course religionists object to the medical use, presumably because embryos and fetal tissue are parts of what could have been "potential humans", but aren't. (wordpress.com)
  • The resulting debate hampered stem cell research in the U.S. for nearly a decade, after the George W. Bush Administration prevented federal research money from being used to study excess embryos that couples had donated after IVF. (time.com)
  • Focus on the Family opposes stem cell research using human embryos. (beliefnet.com)
  • By requiring the destruction of embryos, the tiniest human beings, embryonic stem cell research violates the medical ethic of "Do No Harm. (beliefnet.com)
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly opposes the destructon of embryos for medical research. (beliefnet.com)
  • If the United States Government were to place its stamp of approval on the destruction of living human embryos in order to obtain stem cells, it would be the first time that our government has declared that a non-consenting human being may be exploited and killed for experimental research purposes. (beliefnet.com)
  • A task force reporting to the Episcopal Church's 2003 General Convention concluded that "it is in keeping with our call to heal the afflicted" to make use of embryos already held in fertility clinics, but took a "conservative and balanced approach," its chairman said, in stressing that the task force "does not recommend that embryos be created for this research. (beliefnet.com)
  • livers
  • All three chuckle as they talk about how fetal livers seem to be especially in demand. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • NaturalNews) A new paper reviewing data from 19 animal studies shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys ( http://www.enveurope.com/content/23… ). (infowars.com)
  • The authors point out that livers and kidneys "are the major reactive organs" in cases of chronic food toxicity. (infowars.com)
  • Scientists
  • The distribution of fetal body parts to scientists is a million-dollar industry. (freerepublic.com)
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is the world's leading professional organization of stem cell scientists, representing more than 4,000 members in 45 U.S. states and 65 countries around the world. (isscr.org)
  • The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) proposes to fund a limited number of research centers which will provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in the area of obstetric pharmacology. (nih.gov)
  • This initiative targets critical gaps in research that are delaying the conversion of new discoveries to new therapies, and particularly encourages the formation of new, multidisciplinary teams involving scientists that may not have worked in the human stem cell field and those that incorporate the full spectrum of expertise and experience in translational medical research. (nih.gov)
  • vaccines
  • The global cell and tissue culture supplies market is driven by factors such as increasing investments on R&D for cell-based research and tissue engineering, growing demand for artificial organs, rising need for serums and vaccines, and among others. (medgadget.com)
  • the National Institutes of Health spent $76 million on fetal research in 2014, and fetal tissue has contributed to vaccines for polio, rubella and chicken pox. (time.com)
  • bioethics
  • Editor's Note: Paige Cunningham, Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity submitted the following testimony on March 2, 2016 to the SELECT INVESTIGATIVE PANEL OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES regarding the ethics of fetal tissue use in research. (cbhd.org)
  • The Center is a Christian bioethics research center at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. (cbhd.org)
  • immoral
  • Having called the August 2000 guidelines for destructive human embryo research immoral and illegal, the bishops excoriated President Bush's "accommodation" of destructive research already performed on existing embryonic stem-cell lines as "morally unacceptable," and urged him to "return to a principled stand. (beliefnet.com)
  • pulmonary
  • 54 Fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS) is a condition characterized by decreased fetal movement (fetal akinesia) as well as intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR), multiple joint contractures (arthrogryposis), facial anomalies, underdevelopment of the lungs (pulmonary hypoplasia) and other developmental abnormalities. (malacards.org)
  • Large VSDs that go unrepaired may give rise to cardiac enlargement, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger's syndrome, delayed fetal brain development, arrhythmias, and even sudden cardiac death (summary by 3,4:Wang et al. (malacards.org)
  • Large defects that go unrepaired may give rise to cardiac enlargement, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger's syndrome, delayed fetal brain development, arrhythmias, and even sudden cardiac death. (malacards.org)
  • anatomical
  • Results Twenty-five health professionals (including perinatal/paediatric pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists, obstetricians, fetal medicine consultants and bereavement midwives, intensive care consultants and family liaison nurses, a consultant neonatologist and a paediatric radiologist) and four coroners participated. (bmj.com)
  • congenital
  • 76 Fetal akinesia deformation sequence: A clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders with congenital malformations related to impaired fetal movement. (malacards.org)
  • syndrome
  • It is generally accepted that this condition is not a true diagnosis or a specific syndrome, but rather a description of a group of abnormalities resulting from fetal akinesia. (malacards.org)
  • Fetal Akinesia Deformation Sequence, also known as fetal akinesia sequence , is related to multiple pterygium syndrome, escobar variant and oligohydramnios . (malacards.org)
  • Fetal Hemoglobin Quantitative Trait Locus 1, also known as delta-beta thalassemia , is related to hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin-beta-thalassemia syndrome and hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin-sickle cell disease syndrome . (malacards.org)
  • My research has involved the study of vascular disease, cancer, and more recently, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). (lozierinstitute.org)
  • Methods
  • Less invasive methods involving autopsy involving autopsy imaging techniques with or without laparoscopic-guided tissue sampling have been developed in part to address declining uptake. (bmj.com)
  • Fetal tissue sampling and cell sorting are also new testing methods of prenatal care, but experts argue that both still need perfecting. (questia.com)
  • The committee identified two overarching research needs: addressing gaps in substantive knowledge and improving research methods and quality. (nap.edu)
  • developmental
  • 58 The fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS) refers to a clinically and genetically heterogeneous constellation of features including fetal akinesia, intrauterine growth retardation, arthrogryposis, and developmental anomalies, including lung hypoplasia, cleft palate, and cryptorchidism (Vogt et al. (malacards.org)
  • medical ethics
  • The fetus, as a uniquely vulnerable and dependent human person, merits the same (or even heightened) protections that modern declarations and codes of medical ethics impose on all human subject research. (cbhd.org)
  • practice
  • Those who oppose using human flesh for research wonder if knowing the gruesome details would make a difference to those who support the practice. (freerepublic.com)
  • parameters
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic models can be used to predict the fetal exposure as time-varying parameters can easily be incorporated. (springer.com)
  • The objective of this study was to collate, analyse and integrate the available time-varying parameters needed for the physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of xenobiotic kinetics in a fetal population. (springer.com)
  • Variability around the means of these parameters at different fetal ages was also reported. (springer.com)
  • Despite the limitations identified in the availability of some values, the data presented in this article provide a unique resource for age-dependent organ size and composition parameters needed for fetal physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling. (springer.com)
  • disorder
  • Delta-beta thalassemia is a hemoglobin disorder characterized by decreased or absent synthesis of the delta- and beta-globin chains with a compensatory increase in expression of fetal gamma-chain synthesis from the affected chromosome. (malacards.org)
  • treatments
  • We anticipate that such research will ultimately lead to innovative approaches for the prevention, treatment, and cure of disease, and accelerate the translation of basic scientific discoveries in the laboratory to new treatments for patients. (nih.gov)
  • insights
  • Development of a novel maternal-fetal physiologically based pharmacokinetic model I: insights into factors that determine fetal drug exposure through simulations and sensitivity analyses. (springer.com)