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Study of iPS cells draws nearer to finding cures

Research in stem cells and the origin and treatment of disease is definitely moving away from destructive embryonic stem cell research toward induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). A fantastic review that connects Japan’s Dr. Yamanaka, San Francisco’s Srivastava, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the Burnetts of Sulphur Springs, Texas, is … Continue reading

Study of iPS cells draws nearer to finding cures

Research in stem cells and the origin and treatment of disease is definitely moving away from destructive embryonic stem cell research toward induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). A fantastic review that connects Japan’s Dr. Yamanaka, San Francisco’s Srivastava, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the Burnetts of Sulphur Springs, Texas, is … Continue reading

Texas Medical Association doesn’t support conscience

This TMA press release/”Alert” is a shallow statement which ignores the history and facts behind the ruling and addresses the right to conscience as though it is dependent on circumstances and can be “rescinded.” The individual right not to act is called “Liberty.” As an inalienable right, liberty cannot be given away or taken. It … Continue reading

Texas Medical Association doesn't support conscience

This TMA press release/”Alert” is a shallow statement which ignores the history and facts behind the ruling and addresses the right to conscience as though it is dependent on circumstances and can be “rescinded.” The individual right not to act is called “Liberty.” As an inalienable right, liberty cannot be given away or taken. It … Continue reading

Austin, Tx., Judge allows mother to harvest dead son’s sperm

This story illustrates the outcome of autonomy and “because we can.” How awful for this woman to lose her son in this way. However, I’m not sure that a child should be born – conceived – in such a way. Certainly not as a “grand child,” rather than a child born for his or her … Continue reading

HPV Vaccine works for males

Good news from the Family Practice News: ATLANTA — The human papillomavirus vaccine was efficacious in preventing persistent infections and genital warts caused by HPV strains 6, 11, 16, and 18 in a Merck-sponsored study of 4,065 males aged 16-26 years. The findings were presented by Dr. Richard M. Haupt at a meeting of the … Continue reading

HPV Vaccine works for males

Good news from the Family Practice News: ATLANTA — The human papillomavirus vaccine was efficacious in preventing persistent infections and genital warts caused by HPV strains 6, 11, 16, and 18 in a Merck-sponsored study of 4,065 males aged 16-26 years. The findings were presented by Dr. Richard M. Haupt at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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