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Celltex hires Glenn McGee (To Texas from New York)

Y’all remember Gleen McGee? He’s the guy from Texas who daydreams about Richard Doerflinger and who resigned over accusations that he was less than ethical.what’s was one of the people I wrote about in “Ethicists for Hire. He’s also well known to be an advocate for unethical embryonic stem cells. Well now, he’s coming back … Continue reading

High-priced mice for science at Texas A&M

This article from the Texas A&M newspaper describes the medical research with “knockout” mice, or mice that have a specific gene turned off. The  University’s Texas Institute of Genomic Medicine , part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences specializes in developing knockout mice strains using embryonic stem cells from mice embryos, which … 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

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

New video on the Sonogram Bill, SB16/HB 201

From Texas Alliance For Life

Senate Bill 16 Committee Hearing Report

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 16. Video of the hearings are available on line. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Senator Dan Patrick’s legislation would improve the 2003 law, the Woman’s Right to Know Act, and introduce the requirement that the doctor … Continue reading

Primer for would be (Texan) political junkies

On Wednesday February 9, 2011, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held its hearing on the Ultrasound Bill, Senate Bill 16, introduced by Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican from the Houston area. I drove to Austin to testify along with many other men and women, in spite of the predictions of temps below freezing and … Continue reading

Texas Senate Bill 16: The Ultrasound Bill

I posted a note on the Bill on my Facebook page, and you can see an ultrasound of an 11 1/2 week old “fetus” — some of us would call “it” a baby —- that was done at the Capitol on Thursday, here.

46% of Doctors believe in euthanasia

But 53.5% would not perform an abortion. Medscape, an online medical news and opinion site, polled 10,000 doctors about their opinion on end of life care. The questions and percentages of answers are here. The Wall Street Journal’s coverage is here. (let me know if you can’t access these articles.) * A plurality of respondents … Continue reading

Feds Want to Count Your Pills

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in the histrionically titled article, “A Flood of Opioids, a Rising Tide of Deaths”, very roughly outlines a reported increase in deaths and injuries due to prescription medicines like opiates (Fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, Oxycontin, Vicodin, etc.) and benzodiapines (Valium, Klonipine, Ativan, Xanax etc.). The article references a … Continue reading

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