Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Another adult stem cell breakthrough

Science | Researchers continue to prove embryos don’t have to die for patients to live
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 03:48 pm

Scientists have discovered yet another life-giving treatment for disease using adult stem cells, while the number of substantial medical breakthroughs from life-taking embryonic stem cell research remains essentially zero.

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), also known as Devic’s disease, causes the immune system to react against the body’s own cells in the central nervous system, particularly the eyes and spinal cord. Those who contract the disease usually lose their eyesight and ability to walk within five years.

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Pence: Turkey agrees to cease-fire

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 03:28 pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for more than four hours on Thursday in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria. Pence said Turkey agreed to “a pause in military operations for 120 hours” to allow the U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds to withdraw. The United States and Turkey have “mutually committed to a peaceful resolution and future for the safe zone,” Pence said.

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Authorities stop massive child abuse website

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 01:04 pm

A sting on a darknet child pornography site led to the arrest of more than 300 people around the world and the rescue of at least 23 children. The United States on Wednesday unsealed an indictment against Jong Woo Son, 23, on charges he operated the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. Jong, a South Korean, ran a website dedicated solely to videos of child sexual abuse.

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