Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells

As seen in Science Daily February 27, 2015 Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity. The study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center […]

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New cells may help treat diabetes

As seen in Science Daily January 28, 2015 Starting from human skin cells, researchers at the University of Iowa have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. The findings may represent a first step toward developing patient-specific cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes. In the new […]

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In The News – Three Parent Embryos:

The US Institute of Medicine is currently requesting regulatory approval for 3-person IVF, so this issue is of immediate concern for Americans as well as for the Brits. Embryos will be created and destroyed during research and implementation of this technique, all in an effort to genetically engineer the prevention of a disease in those […]

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Report on remission in patients with MS 3 years after stem cell transplant

Three years after a small number of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were treated with high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) and then transplanted with their own hematopoietic stem cells, most of the patients sustained remission of active relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and had improvements in neurological function, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology. MS […]

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Featured Team Members

  • Bryan Van Deun, Ed.D.

    Bryan J. Van Deun, Ed.D., spent 42 years in educational administration and nonprofit fundraising leadership positions in...

  • Ken Knaus

    Ken Knaus is happily retired from 25+ years as a sales professional in healthcare. He spends much of his time working wi...

  • Dick Muller

    Born and raised in Algona, IA, Dick graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ...

  • Greg Schleppenbach

    Greg Schleppenbach is State Director of the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro Life Activities. He is in charge of coordin...

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The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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