The following comes from a Jan. 23 story in Medical Daily.
In a new study, scientists debut a technique for growing a human kidney, obtained from an aborted human fetus, inside a rat. This new rat model would be “perfect” for drug testing “because the animals are smaller and cheaper, making them scalable for pharmacological testing,” Eugene Gu, an author of the published study, tells Medical Daily in an email.
“Our long-term goal is indeed to have these organs ready for transplant into human patients. However, that would require a large animal model such as a pig rather than a rat.” The video below explains this process:
A fourth year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine, Gu also is
a co-founder and CEO of Ganogen, a company located in Redwood City, Calif. A tagline on the company’s website reads Ending the organ donor shortage. While this may appear a noble and worthy goal, the current kidney research, which was sponsored by Ganogen, undoubtedly will raise a red flag or two for many people. However, Gu defends his work, in part, by noting it is subsidized by family, friends, and small investors.
“We feel that our research is more palatable than all the other researchers who use taxpayer money to fund their research involving aborted human fetal tissues, which is the vast majority of major biomedical research labs,” Gu tells Medical Daily. In fact, Gu and his research team acquired the fetal kidneys used in their experiments from Stem Express, a self-described “multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells, and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers around the world….”
This rat/human experiment is an example of man disrespecting the Creator.
Yes Joel, people who do not fear the Lord. Who do not know the Lord, who lack certain graces to understand that. May they repent and show remorse for what they do against God. May they wake up before its too late for them and their descendants.
Human embryonic stem cell research, and Human cloning are two of the Intrinsic evils.
Where are our CA Bishops ? Where is the USCCB ?
Oh, I forgot they are too busy –
1) Collecting approx. $63 MILLION dollars in Federal Grant money for their own charities each year – CCHD, Catholic Charities, and CRS.
2) They are too busy supporting and promoting ILLEGAL immigration – without border control, even though this County is over $18 TRILLION dollars in debt, and there are not enough jobs for all the able bodied Americans and legal immigrants.
They are so involved in their own brand of politics that they forget they have a job to do – teach according to Sacred Scripture and the Doctrine of the Faith (CCC).
AMEN ! ! !
U.S. and Canada have millions of American and Canadian born citizens without employment and neither country can afford to permit everyone in the world to come here and go on the Welfare System, which is costing the Working Tax Payers more than they can afford, and both countries are BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in DEBT.
The doors to more Refugees and Illegal Immigrants must be closed immediately. So many Muslims here already and entering like a plague, when they do not Love Our Country or Way of Life or Religions, so let them stay in their own hateful countries and make the necessary changes to get into the 21sr Century!
“ENDOWMENT for HUMAN DEVELOPMENT”
What about the MURDER and TORTURE of innocent human beings via abortion?
CCC: ” 1759 An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention”. The end does not justify the means.”
Using the unborn for spare parts — too horrific to contemplate.
Mary Shelley, the author who wrote FRANKENSTEIN must have realized that a little more than one hundred years later, such barbaric and ungodly experiments would take place. When the Nazis did insane and cruel operations the world was shocked and bewildered. Today, we believe such operations are necessary and beneficial to mankind. We have done a turn around, and now are barbaric and ungodly in so many ways. Almighty God gave us a free will, but many are using this tool to make themselves gods who worship and obey only themselves. This is another proof of the diabolical disorientation that is present everywhere today.
Frankenstein’s monster (Adam) was reconstructed from parts of corpses – outrageous enough, but nothing like the killing or maiming living persons for parts.
Father thank you for your wisdom and good comments. I agree with you. Some people even deny the holocaust and the experimentation’s that the Jews where put through. Just horrible acts against the dignity of humans. This reminds me of the old testament, the way people lived without God, so awful, even after Jesus came, the barbaric acts committed against Christians. Today we face many challenges as well. I try not to dwell on them anymore, it can cause any decent person to be caught up in a rut. I know that God does not want us to dwell on the wickedness of this life, because we are human, and some people just despair instead of keeping just their focus on Christ and holding on to hope and our faith.
today the holocaust is done on our unborn, and many people want to deny that its a life. People are so dishonest today. They are not honest with themselves. Perhaps that is why they do not live in the truth. Just how much information is out there? Much, too much. It takes God’s graces and His miracles to help us stay on track. God help us. We pray today that more babies will be saved. God save us and may He empower us to end this great evil, this great injustice against the unborn.
The frightening part is perhaps in the future no one will know the fact of the “donor” kidney.
What we are seeing here is organ transplantation out of control. Where is the Church you ask? Well, first of all, you must understand that “brain death” is a modern definition of death and is officially accepted by the National Catholic Bioethics Center NCBC. ‘Brain death’ uses neurological criteria; so, your heart and lungs could still be working and a doctor will declare you to be dead. Pope John Paul II approved this approach in his address to the Transplantation Society — https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2000/jul-sep/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20000829_transplants_en.html .
Therefore, the Catholic Church’s official position on organ transplantation is tolerant at best and ignorant at worst. Ask yourself, what if the donor is a future Saint?
I pray he gets UNSUBSIDIZED, really QUICK!!!
OBSCENE TO SAY THE LEAST.
Does it not seem as though we are encountering the inevitable? Even though the Virgin Mary tells it can all be stopped if the world (or more of the world at least) repent, pray and humble themselves before God. Of course Mary is true but there will be an end to our “civilization” that we know, and consequently all signs are pointing in that direction more than a repentant and one who fears their Creator.
This false, “Frankenstein”- style, so-called “medical research,” should be AGAINST THE LAW!! The people conducting this “research” have NO MORAL CONSCIENCE!! Not only that– why harm poor little helpless animals, in addition to killing a helpless human being?? Our modern society needs to quit seeking SINFUL MEANS, with NO MORAL CONSCIENCE— to solve life’s difficult problems! We are not meant to live here on Earth, forever— our true destiny is Heaven, with God!! It is wonderful to receive LEGITIMATE medical gifts for healing tragic illnesses– but at some point, we all must accept the reality of Death! And beyond Death’s door— Christ came to give us Eternal Life, in Heaven! We certainly will NOT gain Eternal Life, by selfishly using some evil trick of science, to deal with our problems!! I would prefer to SUFFER ILLNESS AND DIE, with a GOOD MORAL CONSCIENCE– rather than being given a chance to live a little longer, with a kidney donation from a poor little baby, DEAD so that I may live!! These evil “scientists” belong in JAIL!!
Yes Linda Maria they do belong in Jail and so do the abortionist too. Its awful what this junk science is coming up with. We are not progressing but instead people are digressing, amounting to nothing more than beasts, offending God and rejecting all the beauty that is from Him.
His ways are the most beautiful, I will never understand why on earth people just grow so apart from our Lord and His plan. People turn to wicked science, witchcraft, yoga, new age, horoscopes etc all that offends God because they do not trust. We are trained not to suffer, to the cost of even using innocent life to get what they want.
How can rational people overlook or ignore the fact that this plan is simply
ghoulish ? Sick !!
The ugly truth is that while ‘We’ in the West argue the morality of such programs, there are plenty of places where the resources of the state are fully involved.
Does anyone think that the ‘hereditary communist beloved leader’ of the PDRK (peoples democratic republic of Korea) isn’t funding the cloning of an army of his own drones, the better to ensure the loyalty of his loving subjects?
There was a time when it took State Resources to do the Science behind these pogroms, but as computing power and corrupting money increase – the near certainty of such ‘experiments’ becoming reality is increasing.
Like the ‘Doomsday Gap’ discussed in the dark satire ‘Dr. Strangelove’ – there is always going to be someone who will do anything for power… And always someone in a white lab coat who will give it to them, in return for the goodies of temporal life like fast cars and faster women.
‘We’ as a Church need to get ahead of the Curve on this one, and develop Theology of the Soul that takes account for human and in-human meddling.
Explaining to a Boy (XY) how He can have’Two Dykes & No Daddy’ on his Birth Certificate – and yet be a Donor Match for His Siblings, will be child’s play compared to the frontiers of Turkey Baster Creationist Misandry.