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A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells.

New adult stem cell therapy stops, reverses symptoms of MS

Jun 13, 2016

A risky adult stem cell clinical trial in Canada has proven effective in stopping and even reversing the symptoms in... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

The amazing promise of adult stem cells, and how the Church supports it

May 11, 2016

By Elise Harris, Kevin J. Jones

3-D printing of human tissue. Organ transplant therapy for cancer victims that reduces fatalities by 75 percent.  Read more

The Edge, lead guitarist of U2.

U2's lead guitarist rocks Sistine Chapel in concert for a cure

May 3, 2016

Lead guitarist The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other participants in the Cellular Horizons conference at the Vatican April 29, 2016.

Pope advocates for 'globalization of empathy' in curing rare diseases

Apr 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis told participants in a Vatican stem cell summit that a renewed sense of empathy ought to... Read more

A laboratory scientist documents research findings.

Stunning adult stem cell developments evoke hope, caution

Feb 7, 2014

Remarkable advancements in stem cell biology are enabling scientists to reprogram mature cells into a variety of different tissues –... Read more

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Funding for adult stem cell research increasing, report finds

Dec 11, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A recent report has found that research on ethically-sourced adult stem cells is rising in popularity, leaving advocates pointing to... Read more

Hannah Warren gets her nails painted by a nurse in her recovery room after the operation.

Doctor calls stem cell surgery on toddler revolutionary

May 8, 2013

The doctor who helped transplant a windpipe grown from a child’s own stem cells said the procedure supports Catholic moral... Read more

Ciaran Finn Lynch and his mom and dad pose with his Pontifical Hero Award on April 12, 2013 in Vatican City.

Vatican honors boy for courage during trachea transplant

Apr 12, 2013

During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one... Read more

Terry, Elizabeth and Mary Lobato pose with the Pontifical Hero Award on April 11, 2013.

Adult stem cells helping teen with 'brittle bone disease' grow

Apr 11, 2013

A girl whose bones used to break every two months was awarded for her courage in successfully battling her disease... Read more

Msgr. Tomasz Trafny, Dr. Robin Smith, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and Fr. Ciro Benedettini present the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference April 9, 2013 at the Holy See press office

Vatican stem cell event aims for wide cultural impact

Apr 9, 2013

The Vatican's upcoming conference on adult stem cell research aims to influence culture by promoting dialogue between politicians, medical researchers,... Read more

Dr. Robin Smith, President of The Stem for Life Foundation.

New book shows adult stem cells as medical 'paradigm shift'

Mar 7, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The recent explosion of success in using adult stem cells to treat and cure diseases marks a shift in the... Read more

Shinya Yamanaka in his laboratory and Fr. Thomas Berg.

Moral theologians reaffirm possible ethical stem cell advances

Oct 17, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Although concerns have been raised about the unethical source of some cells used in Shinya Yamanaka’s efforts to reprogram cells... Read more

Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Report shows adult stem cell research produces results, draws money

Jul 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new report on one of the world's largest funders of stem cell research reveals that an emphasis on results... Read more