European Parliament to China: Stop Harassing Chen Guangcheng’s Family

On Monday, May 20th, European Parliament’s President Schulz met at the EP’s plenary session at their headquarters in Strasbourg, France. Upon Vice President Scott McMillan’s request, Schulz released a statement about Chen Kegui and Chen Guangcheng’s family’s continued harassment and receiving of threats from the Chinese government. President Schulz urged the Chinese Communist Party to…

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Fallout from hailed cloning paper

Duplicated figures raise debate over expedited publication. How fast is too fast for review of a scientific article? And who has the responsibility to ensure accuracy? Errors found in a widely acclaimed cloning study have rekindled those questions — and sent the lead author and the journal that published it scrambling to assure the world that…

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Boy, 2, is the first to have cerebral palsy 'successfully treated' using stem cells, taking him from a vegetative state to walking and talking

The child was left in a vegetative state after going into cardiac arrest Doctors said his future was bleak and his chances of survival were minimal But German doctors performed stem-cell therapy using frozen blood from his umbilical cord stored at birth and now he can walk, talk and smile again Experts said the results…

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Expert Tells Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks

During a hearing on a bill that would ban late-term abortions nationwide, an expert on human embryonic development informed members of the committee that unborn babies have the capacity to feel pain as early as 8 weeks.

Maureen Condic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and obtained her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. She is a widely published scientist whose works have appeared in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals.

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