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  • California, Israel to partner on stem cell research

    By Gerri Miller

    February 17, 2016 | 9:57 am

    Doctors, dignitaries and officials representing Israel and California convened at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Feb. 8 to witness the signing of an agreement between Israel’s Ministry of Science and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to collaborate on stem...

  • The Jewish connection to stem cell research

    July 23, 2014 | 11:31 am

    More than a decade ago, Silviu Itescu and Michael Schuster were conducting research in a laboratory at Columbia University and made a discovery involving a type of human stem cell that could be used to treat rats during a heart attack. 

    The revolutionary finding demonstrated the...

  • Australian Jew donates stem cells to unknown recipient

    May 29, 2013 | 9:51 am

    An Australian Jewish man donated his stem cells to a Jewish patient who is believed to be dying of a rare blood disorder.

    Craig Rosen, 42, of Melbourne began donating his stem cells three months ago and underwent procedures until May 20, Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper reported....

  • The Stem Cell Slippery Slope Fallacy

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 9, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Of all the arguments against stem cell research, the lamest has to be that “it would put us on a slippery slope.”  But since this case comes from the same precincts that gave us “gay marriage will lead to incest and man-on-dog sex,” I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.