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Jenny Ruth Morber received her PhD in Material Science and Engineering (MSE) from Georgia Tech with a focus on One Dimensional Nanostructures for Biological and Electronic Applications. She led research... Read More »

In the debate over human embryonic stem cell research, protesters have ethical issues with experimenting on human embryos, while proponents point to the research’s huge potential to save lives. How come no one questions why we create extra cells to use or throw away in the first place?

In April of 2009, six weeks after President Obama’s executive order lifting the Bush era policy that restricted federal funding to 21 already-extant lines, the NIH published a set of criteria for ethical (and therefore fundable) stem cell research:
Disclaimer: This information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to replace that provided by a medical professional. For information, visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the national cancer institute at www.cancer.gov.

According to the American Cancer Society statistics on cancer death in the U.S. from 1999-2007, one in every three women, and one in every two men will develop cancer in their lifetime. Statistically, if a man in the US manages to avoid all other preventable causes of death, he will die of prostate cancer.