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Conservative Christian Family Doctor, promoting conservative news and views. (Hot Air under the right wing!)
bnuckols has written 1642 posts for LifeEthics

Ethical dilemma in fetal stem cell research – UK stroke study

“The world’s first clinical trial of brain stem cells to treat stroke has recorded no adverse effects to date, BBC News has reported. The BBC website reports that research using stem cells to treat strokes “is set to move to its next phase” after independent assessors approved continuation of the trial of the experimental treatment. … Continue reading

Conscience upheld in Arizona Courts

Without a conscience, what is a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist except a technician willing to follow the whims of law? (Again, this is not sound-bite material!) I received an e-mail from the American Defense Fund concerning the lawsuit against the State of Arizona by Planned Parenthood over a law to protect those of us in … Continue reading

S.A. blood center enters a new realm in the field of regenerative medicine | Investor Stemcell

“The Blood & Tissue Center generated $140.1 million in revenue last year, according to its annual report.” and,   GenCure is “filling a niche for a very high-growth industry and at the same time fulfilling another mission — treating patients,” Badylak said in an interview. “The field has grown so fast that the need for … Continue reading

How Tanning Changes the Brain – NYTimes.com

      I love being out in the sun if it’s not too hot. Could it be that my brain reacts the same way it would to desert? This is an interesting study comparing the activity of the brain when people who like to tan indoors are exposed to UV light and when the … Continue reading

Alcohol Math: Who Gets Drunk and Why – WSJ.com

Originally titled, “Testing the Limits of Tipsy: Many factors Alter the Effects of Alcohol; A Party Experiment” “How much alcohol does it take to get intoxicated? “Many people figure a few beers at a ballgame or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner won’t put them over the legal limit for driving. But how … Continue reading

The Problems of Pain and Evil

The freedom to choose, often called “free will, ” leads to pain and evil. Perhaps not our own choice, but, ultimately going against the Unconditional Good leads to pain and evil in this Universe. As explained on Christian News by, Luis Palau: The Bible presents a paradox. In a remarkable exercise of his sovereignty, God … Continue reading

Nevermind: use New LifeEthics

The old LifeEthics website is down, perhaps terminal. So, back to the new, right here. (Back in med school, in the day of paper calendars and notes [1986-1990] I marked a big, red X inside the back cover, and wrote, “You are here.” Sometimes we need those markers.)

Why Ethics?

Presentation to Texas GOP Vote in Austin, Texas, March 25, 2011 If you crack the egg of a bird on the Endangered Species List, it won’t matter that the bird was a fetus or embryo. You’ve still broken Federal law. Why is the species of an (unhatched) animal so clear cut under law, but human … Continue reading

Ethical stem cells and "printing a kidney"

Urologist Dr. Anthony Atala made news in January, 2007 with his report in Nature Biotechnology on stem cells found in amniotic fluid. These were ‘adult’ or non-destructive stem cells that could be turned into any sort of cell or tissue in the body. Even before that, his lab was turning out engineered bladders, tracheas, and … Continue reading

Trust me, I don’t have a conscience, again

The Obama administration has released their new conscience regulations from the Health and Human Services dept. See this Adobe, pdf: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-03993_PI.pdf There is now no protection for doctors who won’t council abortion, who refuse to prescribe contraception (including post-coital “contraception”) or those who don’t wish to perform fertility treatments for “certain groups of people.” Of … Continue reading

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