laboratory animals, worldwide, [that] have been cured of diabetes" by means of fetal tissue transplants
(8) While very few U.
Fetal tissue transplants
- an experimental procedure that consists of surgically grafting fetal brain cells to replace a degenerating part of the brain - were first performed in Sweden in the mids.
In these pictures, once again, the features of rejection of the fetal tissue transplant
are not observed.
Rights, Symbolism, and Public Policy in Fetal Tissue Transplants
The lasting "legacy" of proponents of fetal tissue transplants
may be as purveyors of not only dubious ethical research, but also of false hope.
5 million for a fetal tissue transplant
project at the University of Colorado using the bodies of abortion victims.
In 1990, they published a detailed account of the seven patients who had received fetal tissue transplants
at their institution.
Since then, the National Institutes of Health has awarded millions of dollars in grants to study fetal tissue transplants
as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Moreover, the absence of laws limiting funding for fetal tissue research, together with no centrally mandated requirements for extensive animal trials before proceeding to human clinical studies, has prompted the Institute for Experimental Medicine to attempt fetal tissue transplants
into the brains of two latestage Parkinson's patients.
Pro-lifers often have to be wary of some scientific endeavors, since many researchers use them to devise new ways to harm the unborn, in research that utilizes embryonic stem cells, new abortion techniques, fetal tissue transplants
, and the like.
We have had similar experiences in cases of thymus (20) and other fetal tissue transplants
like fetal heart, liver, lung, pancreas.
Despite the study's small size and its mixed results, experts said it offers a tantalizing hint that fetal tissue transplants
may one day be able to repair damaged brains.
Sullivan extended indefinitely a ban on federally funded fetal tissue transplants
We have had similar experiences with other fetal tissue transplants
, like umbilical cord whole blood transfusion, (35,36) thymus transplant, (37) lung, heart, pancreas transplants, (38) which were transplanted in the vascular subcutaneous axillary fold.
As reported in the New York Times and then summarized and analyzed in NRL News, the earlier study was headed by Curt Freed of the University of Colorado, the most vocal proponent of fetal tissue transplants