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Is This Stem Cell Film the Most Controversial Documentary Ever?

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“Merola puts his money where his mouth is in the film by undergoing stem cell treatments at two unique facilities while giving his audience a front-row seat of what they could expect if they seek future treatment.” Tony Farmer Homestead Guru
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New research shows young muscle stem cells can improve adult muscle regeneration

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“We found that fetal MuSCs remodel their microenvironment by secreting specific proteins, and then examined whether that same microenvironment can encourage adult MuSCs to more efficiently generate new muscle. It does, which means that how adult MuSCs normally support muscle growth is not an intrinsic characteristic, but can be changed.” Matthew Tierney Scientists at Sanford Burnham
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A Pregnancy Souvenir: Cells That Are Not Your Own

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“In the 1990s, scientists found the first clues that cells from both sons and daughters can escape from the uterus and spread through a mother’s body. They called the phenomenon fetal microchimerism, after the chimera, a monster from Greek mythology that was part lion, goat and dragon.” Carl Zimmer New York Times
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Fetal Stem Cells and the Sports Heroes They Revitalized

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“We don’t use the word ‘fetal’ too much” Maynard Howe CEO, Stemedica Cell Technologies of San Diego
TIJUANA, Mexico — John Brodie decided he had nothing to lose. So did Gordie Howe, who was losing his will to live. READ MORE: USA TODAY

Why We Still Need Fetal-Tissue Research

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“But as long as the dialogue about the science and the medical potential of fetal research is entwined in the political debate over abortion, that respect — and the lives that can potentially be saved from these studies — will be hard to come by.” Two sting videos that claim to implicate Planned Parenthood in the illegal practice to selling fetal tissue for a profit prompted a Congressional investigation of the organization. But it doesn’t mean that research on fetal tissue is wrong. Or that it should be stopped. The first video released in mid-July that was secretly made by the Center for Medical Progress, a group that includes well known anti-abortion activists, centered around one question: What happens to the fetuses that result from abortions performed at Planned Parenthood? A second surreptitiously filmed video by the same group was released Tuesday. Its central question: Whether Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of such tissue. (The group insists it does not.) Fetal tissue is valuable for medical research; the National Institutes of Health spent $76 million on fetal research in 2014, and fetal tissue has contributed to vaccines for polio, rubella and chicken pox. While recent efforts to transplant fetal tissue to treat conditions like Parkinson’s haven’t been as consistently successful, it’s still critical to scientific progress. READ MORE: TIME