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September 28, 2005

Senate Passes Cord Blood Donation Bill

The State Senate unanimously passed legislation today that will facilitate the donation of newborn umbilical cord blood in Wisconsin. Assembly Bill 270, authored by Representative Steve Wieckert (R-Appleton) and Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan), now moves to the Governor’s desk for his expected signature. “We applaud the State Senate for passing...
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September 26, 2005

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Korean scientists have used umbilical cord blood stem cells to restore feeling and mobility to a spinal cord injury patient[Cytotherapy, (2005) Vol 7. No. 4, 368-373]. According to Wesley Smith, the female patient lost use of her legs following an accident 19 years ago (Complete paraplegia of the 10th thoracic...
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September 24, 2005

Ebay buys Skype

I thought the dot com bubble had burst until ebay bought Skype for a frothy $2.6 billion. For our American readers who haven’t heard of the company, Skype provides downloadable software to make voice communications over the internet. Although computer-to-computer calls are free, international computer-to-phone calls (SkypeOut) cost in the...
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September 22, 2005

Catechism Instruction Reshapes Civilization

George Grant blogged a short but interesting history of Christian catechisms. The Larger and Shorter Catechisms, which, with the Westminster Confession of Faith, became the standard catechisms of the Presbyterian churches throughout the countries of the former British Empire were compiled by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster between 1645...
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September 20, 2005

Scientific Research and Modern Day Fables Part 1

I would bet that the most people accept the results of scientific investigations that are published in peer reviewed journals as fact. But can published research in scientific journals be trusted and should it be used to change public policy and impact our society in the profound manner that has...
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Umbilical cord stem cells cure disease

Unlike embryonic stem cell research, the extraction of stem cells from blood and umbilical cords does not require the destruction of human life. Yet, most hospitals discard cord blood after a baby's birth, despite the fact that the blood contains stem cells that can be used in transplants for as...
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September 19, 2005

God Blog Con - Next Month!

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September 7, 2005

Spotlight on Darfur Monthly Post

The Spotlight on Darfur contains reports and views on the Darfur genocide crisis from a diverse group of bloggers.... check it out here....
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September 1, 2005

Supporting the Suffering in the Gulf Coast

TTLB is sponsoring an international blog even to raise awareness and dollars for those who are victims of Hurricane Katrian. Each blogger is asked to pick a charity and I've chosen the PCA Mission to North America Hurricane Katrina Fund.Many families have lost homes and extensive damage has been suffered...
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