Vegetative State Often Misdiagnosed

This report confirms past research demonstrating that many people diagnosed as unconscious—aren’t, or at least, many who are unconscious eventually wake up.Around a quarter of patients in an acute vegetative state when they are first admitted to hospital have a good chance of recovering . . . . Continue Reading »

William Hurlbut: The Power of the Individual

Holy cow! My pal William B. Hurlbut is on the podium behind President Bush as he makes his stem cell speech in the East Room. What a moment for Bill! I knew he was meeting with the president, but I had no idea it would result in such a public and high profile presidential pat on the back. I am so . . . . Continue Reading »

Lanza: THIS TIME we REALLY Did It

Last year, Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology, claimed to have derived human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos. That report turned out to be, shall we say, exaggerated. In fact, ACT’s researchers had destroyed all the embryos they worked on.Now, Lanza has announced that . . . . Continue Reading »

Dog "Art" Isn’t

This is a fun story about a school that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities that came up with a novel way of raising funds for their important work: Dog “art.” Here’s the story:The owner of a fledgling dog-training academy in Salisbury has come up with a bizarre . . . . Continue Reading »

China’s Slavery Problem

This is an ugly story: Children are being enslaved as brick makers in China. From the London Times report: More than 1,000 children may have been kidnapped and sold into slave labour in a brutal human trafficking ring that has shocked and outraged China. The children, some as young as 8, worked in . . . . Continue Reading »

Mitt Romney’s Stem Cell Politics

Governor Mitt Romney, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has a piece in today’s NRO promoting “alternatives” to embryonic stem cell research. Skipping over his partisan arguments, here is the crux of his column:I studied the issue for many months, and . . . . Continue Reading »