Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Life Links 7/3/07

Abortionist George Tiller is challenging the constitutionality of the law he's been charged with breaking. Apparently, he feels getting the approving signature of doctor who doesn't have financials ties to him before perform late-term abortion is "an undue burden on a physician's right to practice medicine."

The editorial board of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a not so intelligent editorial regarded the recent article their paper ran on emotional health after abortion and Rachel's Vineyard.

Slovakian researchers have used stem cells taken from fat to attack cancer in mice.
In nude mice – animals with an inhibited immune system – engrafted with human colon cancer, the researchers first injected the engineered mesenchymal stem cells, then 5-FC. They found tumor growth was inhibited by up to 68.5 percent in the animals, and none of the mice exhibited any signs of toxic side effects.

However, none of the animals remained tumor-free. "The procedure was quite effective even though we applied the stem cells just once. Obviously, repeated treatment will increase the efficacy, as would using this strategy in combination with other treatments," Altaner said.

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