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  • 2017
  • On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Texas Committee of Health and Human Services held a hearing regarding Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB 8). (lozierinstitute.org)
  • Another article discussing research under the contract was published in the Feb. 27, 2017 issue of Pathogens . (cnsnews.com)
  • donor
  • The statement said each of these two cohorts of "humanized mice" should be made "with tissue from a single donor"-meaning a single aborted baby. (cnsnews.com)
  • Donation from a live donor should be restricted to renewable tissues like bone marrow, or to a paired organ whose removal will not greatly alter physiological functions, like the kidney. (indmedica.com)
  • Surgery on the donor inflicts bodily harm on him or her, the extenuating circumstances being the saving of another human life. (indmedica.com)
  • The researchers stated that they "routinely produced cohorts of approximately 40 TKO-BLT mice from a single tissue donor. (cnsnews.com)
  • embryo
  • Science establishes that the nascent human, as a blastocyst, then an embryo, then a fetus, is an organism of the species Homo sapiens , and genetically distinct from both father and mother. (cbhd.org)
  • Given time, nutrition, and a safe environment, the embryo, then fetus, will grow and develop through all the natural stages of human life. (cbhd.org)
  • Each cell of this early embryo has the potential to develop into a human being. (nih.gov)
  • SUGIMOTO M. and BOLLUM F.J., Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) in cick embryo lymphoid tissues, J. Immunol. (springer.com)
  • Ethics
  • 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 fetus is a human subject entitled to the protections that both traditional and modern codes of medical ethics provide to human subjects. (cbhd.org)
  • 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)
  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Two of the most hotly debated and currently controversial topics-in the fields of science, religion, ethics, and politics-are human cloning and stem-cell research. (apologeticspress.org)
  • donors
  • Human islets isolated from deceased donors will be clinically available to treat type 1 diabetes within the next 1 to 2 years. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 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)
  • placenta
  • Indeed, the use of donated fetal tissue has shown us how the Zika virus crosses the placenta and alters human brain development. (statnews.com)
  • For the embryos and fetuses that were fixed and embedded, a small sample of the embryonic-derived part of the placenta or skin tissue was taken for DNA preparation. (frontiersin.org)
  • There were three sets of tissues: (a) samples of embryonic-derived placenta or skin from embryos or fetuses that had been fixed and paraffin wax embedded. (frontiersin.org)
  • livers
  • This has been essential for us to develop technologies to culture miniaturized human lungs, livers, and guts. (statnews.com)
  • bioethics
  • Chairman Blackburn and members of the Panel, thank you for inviting me to present my views, which are consistent with those of my employer The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity on the bioethical issues involving the use of fetal tissue for research and therapeutic purposes. (cbhd.org)
  • The Center is a Christian bioethics research center at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. (cbhd.org)
  • Founded more than twenty years ago, the Center's mission is to ensure that academic and clinical discussions on bioethics include a robust understanding of human dignity within the broad Judeo-Christian Hippocratic traditions. (cbhd.org)
  • therapies
  • 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)
  • 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," he writes. (isscr.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)
  • That research is now guiding the development of new therapies to protect unborn babies. (statnews.com)
  • 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)
  • Intramural Research
  • A vast literature proves this fundamental point, as does a simple statement on the website of the Office of Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health: "Research using fetal tissues is not prohibited but is highly regulated. (cbhd.org)
  • It stated: "This work was supported by the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA. (cnsnews.com)
  • babies
  • CNSNews.com) - A multimillion-dollar contract that the National Institutes of Health has with the University of California, San Francisco, which pays UCSF to make "humanized mice" with tissue taken from aborted babies, will expire on Wednesday, Dec. 5, unless the NIH exercises an option to extend it. (cnsnews.com)
  • The idea that it would be better to discard fetal tissue than use it to protect unborn babies makes little sense to me. (statnews.com)
  • These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies. (cnsnews.com)
  • The HHS's multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these "humanized mice" creates a demand--driven by federal tax dollars--for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies. (cnsnews.com)
  • The Trump administration has heard the concerns of pro-life organizations and pro-life Americans upset by the news that the FDA had purchased the body parts of aborted babies for research. (prolife.org.ph)
  • donation
  • 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)
  • For instance, the harvesters receive the fetal material as a ' donation' from the abortion clinic. (freerepublic.com)
  • Stem Cell Res
  • The ISSCR joined with more than 60 medical, patient, and academic groups in writing a letter to the U.S. Senate to oppose prohibitions or restrictions that would further impede the use of federal funding for fetal tissue or embryonic stem cell research. (isscr.org)
  • The Times' story covering a panel discussion on stem - cell research and its subsequent editorial advocating passage of S-1909/A-2840 had a number of important omissions and inaccuracies. (freerepublic.com)
  • Curiously, absent from The Times' coverage was any mention of three women, including me, who participated in the panel discussion, which leads one to wonder whether the editors of The Times, for all their championing of women's rights, actually believes that women's voices should be heard in this debate (`` Stem cell research debated,'' Oct. 11). (freerepublic.com)
  • The Times' editorial (``Time to pass the stem - cell bill,'' Oct. 14), erroneously stated that a N.J. bill (A-2840/S-1909) authorizing embryonic stem - cell research is identical to a California bill passed last year. (freerepublic.com)
  • The rising concept of cell-based therapeutics has provided a framework around which new approaches are being generated, and its combination with advances in stem cell research stands to bring both fields to clinical fruition. (aspetjournals.org)
  • vaccine
  • In particular, the editors of Nature called the report "fantasy politics" that revised "the long history of the role of fetal-tissue research in vaccine and therapy development. (bioethics.net)
  • The majority claims that the science of vaccine research has moved beyond the need for new fetal tissues. (bioethics.net)
  • Of the nearly 75 vaccine formulations currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States, only 11 (directed against Zoster, Varicella, Rabies, Rubella, Hepatitis A, Polio and Adenovirus) are produced using historic, fetal-derived cell lines, and none are produced using freshly isolated fetal tissue. (bioethics.net)
  • Importantly, alternative vaccine formulations that do not rely on fetal-derived cell lines are available or all but five of these diseases (Adenovirus, Hepatitis A, Rubella, Varicella and Zoster), and there is no scientific reason these vaccines could not be produced using animal cell lines. (bioethics.net)
  • An NIH webpage that describes the work done by this section of its Rocky Mountain Laboratories says: "We also use 'humanized' mice, mice that contain human immune systems, as a model to study immune responses to HIV infection and to help us determine the basic mechanisms of vaccine protection against acute and chronic retroviral infections. (cnsnews.com)
  • involves
  • It is "morally impermissible to engage in any research, for any purpose, that involves the destruction of human beings at any stage of their lives, including the embryonic stage, or in any condition, however weak or dependent. (cbhd.org)
  • Like the now-terminated FDA contract with ABR, the NIH contract with UCSF involves transplanting human fetal tissue into mice. (cnsnews.com)
  • 1 The Nature of Science Science is an ongoing, human, cultural activity which involves the efforts of many people to describe the world in mutually acceptable terms. (docplayer.net)
  • cell
  • I am a Molecular and Cell Biologist with over 15 years of experience in research and healthcare related to childhood disease. (lozierinstitute.org)
  • 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)
  • The fetal-derived cell lines WI-38 and MRC-5 were adopted by the pharmaceutical industry as tools for the production of vaccines shortly after they were developed in the 1960s.And for a small minority of vaccines, these tools are still used today. (bioethics.net)
  • However, these historic fetal-derived cell lines are still in use today for primarily economic, not scientific reasons. (bioethics.net)
  • Three major Pharmaceutical players (Merck, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi) adopted the fetal cell lines MRC-5 and WI-38 in the 1970s, shortly after they were developed. (bioethics.net)
  • Embryonic stem cell lines could aid in testing the effect of new drugs and investigating appropriate drug dosages, eliminating the need for human subjects. (jrank.org)
  • contract
  • That statement said HHS had terminated a contract the Food and Drug Administration had signed with California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., to acquire human fetal tissue. (cnsnews.com)
  • The government's official " presolicitation notice " for that FDA contract said: "The objective is to acquire Tissue for Humanized Mice. (cnsnews.com)
  • When it terminated this FDA contract in September, HHS said it had begun "an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue. (cnsnews.com)
  • CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services says it has granted a second 90-day extension to a contract it has with the University of California at San Francisco that requires UCSF to make "humanized mice. (cnsnews.com)
  • According to an estimate it has published on its website , the National Institutes of Health (which is a division of HHS) will spend $95 million this fiscal year alone on research that--like UCSF's 'humanized mouse' contract--uses human fetal tissue. (cnsnews.com)
  • The Statement of Work for this federal contract specifically charged the contractor with the obligation to "[o]btain the necessary human fetal tissues for use under the contract. (cnsnews.com)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has ended a contract with a firm over its use of fetal tissue for medical research purposes. (infowars.com)
  • brain
  • This paper describes a new resource, HDBR (Human Developmental Biology Resource) Expression, for studying prenatal human brain development. (frontiersin.org)
  • b) Brain tissues where each sample was subdivided and part used for RNA preparation and part used for DNA preparation, followed by RNA-sequencing and SNP genotyping respectively. (frontiersin.org)
  • medical
  • Fetal tissue research has been vital for scientific and medical advances that have saved millions of lives. (statnews.com)
  • Indeed, there is no reason to believe that the use of fetal tissue in medical research has any influence on a woman's decision to terminate a pregnancy. (statnews.com)
  • These findings, reported by Drs. John Gearhart from Johns Hopkins University and James Thomson from the University of Wisconsin, bring medical research to the edge of a new frontier that is extraordinarily promising. (nih.gov)
  • In over 100 years of unrestricted clinical research, human fetal tissue has failed to provide a single medical treatment," the committee wrote in its report. (the-scientist.com)
  • 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)
  • In each case, the fetal tissue would be discarded if not donated by patients for medical research. (isscr.org)
  • 2001
  • When the editors of Time screamed on the cover of their February 19, 2001 issue, "Human Cloning is Closer than You Think! (apologeticspress.org)
  • embryos
  • A study on the first use of CRISPR technology in the U.S. to correct a disease-causing genetic defect in early stage human embryos. (isscr.org)
  • The California bill has a 14-day limit on maintaining embryos for research . (freerepublic.com)
  • Moreover, The Times wrongly assumed we declined to ``consistently'' answer what it calls one ``key question'' regarding the ``logic and human dignity in routine discarding of embryos created in fertility clinics. (freerepublic.com)