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Vatican Backs Intestinal Stem Cell Research Initiative
The Vatican is throwing its support behind a new international research initiative to explore the therapeutic potential of intestinal stem cells.
The International Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium, which is being led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has brought together scientists from several institutes in Italy as well as their own to focus on what they consider to be a promising but largely neglected area in stem cell research.
jpw wrote: Jessica, perhaps you need to find out. Viruses need a host cell. Would you prefer monkey kidney instead of fetal retina? http://www.newswithviews.com/Tenpenny/sherri123.htm Neil, heres the schedule. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm
I told you I don't get immunization shots, so I do not condone either. I know other Christians who don't believe in getting immunization shots.
My Aunt is said to have died from a flu shot, she had an over active immune system and went into a coma and eventually died. I have a similar immune disorder attacking my body, I'm not interested in risking my life and morals to get a vaccination.
Fetal stem-cells are not an issue here, for the article emphasizes that the whole point of Vatican support is the declared preference for studying *adult* stem cells instead. And of course jpw has no way to know whether *all* Christians get "continually" vaccinated.
Rather, I find it interesting that a state university accepts money from a "church." Maryland is a rare bird - a jurisdiction founded by a Catholic, but with no established church.
Matthew 13 14 "And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE; 15 FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES LEST THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.'---NASB