Stem Cell Breakthrough: Can You Now Make Your Own?

Written by David Lear

Overrepparttar past few years, stem cells have been getting a lot of attention. What makes them so interesting is their ability to stimulaterepparttar 136390 production of many types of healthy cells. That means that a single stem cell can turn itself into brain cells, liver cells, skin cells, pancreas cells, and so on.

In February of 2003, an article about stem cells was published inrepparttar 136391 Journal ofrepparttar 136392 American Medical Association (JAMA). A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center reported, forrepparttar 136393 first time, that undifferentiated donor stem cells were able to crossrepparttar 136394 blood brain barrier and morph themselves into neuronal cells.

This was an especially important finding because, of allrepparttar 136395 cells inrepparttar 136396 body, neuron cells arerepparttar 136397 most advanced and complicated. This is significant because it means that if stem cells can morph themselves into brain neurons, then, chances are they can transform themselves into other types of cells too.

In a separate but related area of science, there is a growing body of evidence that a specialized area of nutrition called “glyconutrition” is very likely responsible for causingrepparttar 136398 body to manufacture its own stem cells from its own bone marrow. This research is being overseen by Dr. Reg McDaniel M.D. atrepparttar 136399 Fischer Institute.

Untilrepparttar 136400 JAMA article came out, Dr. McDaniel's team were in quite a quandary as to how people with varying neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Children's Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, and Autism, were all experiencing increases in brain function when glyconutrients and other micronutrients were added to their diets.

Afterrepparttar 136401 initial discovery that stem cells stimulatedrepparttar 136402 growth of neuron cells, researchers wanted to know if these newly created neuron cells worked correctly. To do this, they turned their attention to children in comas. One was a boy who had been in a coma for three years. Glyconutrients were added to his feeding tube and within five days his doctor started seeing changes in his brain function.

All this is became even more noteworthy when it was discovered that this wasn't an isolated case. Other cases have been reported in which children have been awakened from long-term comas after receiving glyconutritional supplements introduced through feeding tubes.

Bankruptcy-- What it can and can't accomplish

Written by Joe L.Golson

The following is an outline of select areas of bankruptcy law which are significant as you contemplate a filing under Chapter 7. Often, someone who considers bankruptcy is unaware ofrepparttar nuances of bankruptcy or certain creditors' rights in bankruptcy. You should be familiar with some ofrepparttar 136373 applicable provisions as you prepare for filing. What follows is not, by any means, an exhaustive review of bankruptcy law; nor does it fully explain each provision ofrepparttar 136374 bankruptcy code or rules which might apply because each individual's situation is unique and sometimes unanticipated events occur; however, this overview will provide you with broad guidelines so that you may be comfortable with your decision. I will begin with an outline of basic procedures in Chapter 7 case and conclude with a discussion of various Chapter 7 pitfalls.

Basic Procedure A. Upon filing, you will be required to file a sworn list of creditors, a schedule of assets and liabilities, a list of exempt property, a schedule of current income and expenditures, a statement of your financial affairs and a statement of intent regarding consumer debts secured by property ofrepparttar 136375 estate. You will also be required to surrender torepparttar 136376 trustee all property ofrepparttar 136377 estate. 11 U.S.C. 521. The order of relief is granted when you file. What this means, among other things, is that an automatic stay is triggered, prohibiting creditors from pursuing you or your property outside ofrepparttar 136378 bankruptcy proceeding.

B. The clerk of court will give notice ofrepparttar 136379 bankruptcy to your creditors. 11 U.S.C. 342.

C. There will be a meeting of creditors called to question you about your debts and ability to pay. The U.S. Trustee calls this meeting and you are required to attend. The judge may not question you at this time. Other creditors andrepparttar 136380 trustee may question you. Unlike a trial, your attorney may not "object" to questions in a formal sense. It is an open opportunity for creditors to question you and you are required to respond in good faith. 11 U.S.C. 341.

D. A creditor ofrepparttar 136381 trustee assigned to your case may object to your listed exemptions within 30 days afterrepparttar 136382 meeting of creditors.

E. A creditor must file a proof of claim within 90 days afterrepparttar 136383 first date set forrepparttar 136384 meeting of creditors. Atrepparttar 136385 end ofrepparttar 136386 case, if a surplus remains after all ofrepparttar 136387 claims are paid in full,repparttar 136388 court may grant an extension of time for filing of claims not filed duringrepparttar 136389 initial 90 day period.

The trustee may object to any claim.

F. An objection to your receiving a general discharge of all of your debts must be filed by thetrustee or a creditor within 60 days followingrepparttar 136390 first date set forrepparttar 136391 creditors meeting If no objections are filed, and if no motion to dismiss is pending,repparttar 136392 court will ordinarily grant a discharge upon expiration ofrepparttar 136393 60 day period. Bankruptcy Rules 4004 and 1017; 11 U.S.C. 727.

G. A creditor may object torepparttar 136394 dischargeability of a particular debt at any time ifrepparttar 136395 debt: (1) is for a tax or customs duty; (2) is not listed inrepparttar 136396 schedules so that a creditor could file a proof of claim; (3) is related to alimony or child support; (4) is a government fine or penalty; or (4) is a government insured student loan. Any student loans guaranteed or insured byrepparttar 136397 government will not be dischargeable. This means that you will continue to be liable forrepparttar 136398 payment even if you file bankruptcy.

A creditor may object torepparttar 136399 dischargeability of a particular debt only within 60 days ofrepparttar 136400 first date set forrepparttar 136401 meeting of creditors, ifrepparttar 136402 debt: (1) is a consumer debt created close to filing; (2) is a result of fraud; (3) is a result of a wilful and malicious injury to a person or property of another. Bankruptcy Rule 4007; 11 U.S.C. 523.

Debtor Pitfalls The debtor's goal in any Chapter 7 is to have as many debts discharged as possible. The general rule is that all debts created beforerepparttar 136403 bankruptcy filing are discharged. Discharge destroys any person liability you may have on a claim or debt. (Discharge will not destroy liens; liens surviverepparttar 136404 bankruptcy.)

There are some very significant exceptions torepparttar 136405 general rule that all debts will be discharged. As stated above, a creditor can try to have his claim excepted from discharge pursuant torepparttar 136406 provisions of 11 U.S.C. 523. Ifrepparttar 136407 claim is not discharged,repparttar 136408 debtor continues to be responsible for its payment; obviously, this could have severe consequences torepparttar 136409 debtor seeking a "fresh start" which isrepparttar 136410 very purpose ofrepparttar 136411 Chapter 7 filing.

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