Those Amazing Little Stem Cells and What They Can Do

By Germaine Wensley RN   Perhaps you’ve seen articles about how human stem cell therapy has helped and even cured individuals. Maybe you’ve wondered what stem cells really are or where they can be found. Stem cells are the very basic cells found in … Continued

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By Rabbi Louis J. Feldman When the Roe vs. Wade decision was made on January 22, 1973, the floodgates of possibility for coercion against denominational institutions were wide open. The worst fears of the religious community were realized when a … Continued

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New Doctors and the Hippocratic Oath

Excerpted by Elizabeth Hanink from article by Fritz Baumgartner MD, and Gabriel Flores MD.   Recently a member of the Scholl Advisory Board published a study in the Linacre Quarterly concerning the attitudes of future doctors with respect to the Hippocratic Oath. The … Continued

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Food and Hydration: Everyone Matters

We all agree that food and hydration sustain life. If a person is to continue to live, he or she must have both. Beyond those simple statements, however, views proliferate, some with astonishing implications. For instance, many would see any … Continued

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Euthanasia and Dignity

By Miguel A. Endara, Ph.D.   On November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard, under Oregon’s euthanasia law, ended her life.[1] Prior to this event Compassion & Choices International produced a video where she gave her reasons for wanting to commit physician-assisted-suicide.[2] Maynard was a soft-spoken and … Continued

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Human Cloning: Assailing Human Dignity

by Miguel Endara, Ph.D.   The 2005 film, The Island, casts a cloak of moral dubiousness over human cloning. In this futuristic production, science has perfected cloning to the point where a for-profit company generates clones to provide replacement organs and parts for wealthy … Continued

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A New Year – A New World

Are we using the tools God has given us? Or are we playing God? Advances in medical science have multiplied dramatically since the beginning of the century. But the developments of 2016 really stand out for their number and the … Continued

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Pre-implantation genetic Screening and Selection (PIGSS) biotechnology and the Church in 2014

Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and Selection, (PIGSS) is the screening and pre-selection of embryos before implantation in the uterus through in vitro fertilization technology, so that the optimal embryo might be selected or genetically enhanced. It is anticipated that it will … Continued

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The Big Cloning News You Probably Didn’t Hear

Nearly two decades have passed since the birth of Dolly the sheep, a clone manufactured through a process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since that time, the prospect of human cloning has been eagerly or fearfully anticipated—throughout the … Continued

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Stop Funding Embryonic Stem Research

Scholl Institute of Bioethics is against using human embryonic stem cells for experimentation since these cells emanate from the killing of a human being. This immoral research should be prohibited and never paid for by our taxes. Moral and better … Continued

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