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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Skin Cells? Stem Cells? Watch CatholicTV!

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The incredible engineering behind stem-cell research is beyond most of us. The fact is, we might be on the cusp of some incredible breakthrough in medicine which could have an impact on all of our lives and the quality of the years we have left.

This Friday during our live show, "This is the Day" (live, Friday at 10:30 am EST) we will be privileged to have Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. join us to discuss some new, exciting and morally solid developments in this line of research. Father Tad earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did post-doctoral work at Harvard. He currently serves as the Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

Father Tad will explain how simple skin cells, when carefully harvested and reprogrammed, could allow us to exploit the advantages of embryonic stem cells without the destruction of human embryos. Although this new development is not without shortcomings and the need for more research and experimentation, the idea that my skins cells or yours could one day produce new tissue specific to us as individuals without the threat of rejection...this is an absolutely astonishing breakthrough.

Join us this coming Friday to learn more. If CatholicTV is not available in your area, then watch on-line at http://www.catholictv.com/ and click on "watch live!" -Father Reed

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