Friday, March 21, 2008

And the Award Goes to...Adult Stem Cell Research

Scientists at the non-profit Bio-Communications Research Institute (BCRI) in Wichita, Kansas, have received the prestigious BioMed Centrals Research Article of the Year in Medicine Award sponsored by Microsoft Research. The scientific journal article, Endometrial Regenerative Cells: A Novel Stem Cell Population, was published in November 2007 in the Journal of Translational Medicine.

BCRI's research team, composed of scientists from both the United States and Canada, identified and explored a new type of stem cell derived from menstrual blood collected from healthy women; i.e. adult stem cells which present none of the scientific problems that embryonic stem cell research does, let alone the overriding moral issues.

Congratulations, BCRI.