ALS and the Ice-Bucket Challenge – Update

The ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge has been the buzz for the last few weeks on social media, in the news and in print. We’ve had many people reach out to us and ask questions regarding the ethics of contributing to an organization that does human embryonic stem cell research. It has been a busy few weeks […]

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In a Pilot Study, Stem Cell Therapy Found to be Effective For Stroke

Medical News Today – 12 August 2014 A stroke therapy using stem cells extracted from patients’ bone marrow has shown promising results in the first trial of its kind in humans. Five patients received the treatment in a pilot study conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial College London. The therapy was found […]

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Growing Cell Lines from Individual Patients May Lead to Personalized Treatments

Medical News Today – 11 August 2014 A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Reporting online recently in the journal Gut, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said […]

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Gross High School gives to NCER through Ice Bucket Challenge

Thank you to all of the Daniel J Gross Cougar Family for participating in today’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We are a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage. We thank you for supporting our mission with your generous contribution today. Please like […]

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Featured Team Members

  • Dick Muller

    Born and raised in Algona, IA, Dick graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ...

  • Sister Renee Mirkes, Ph.D.

    Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF, PhD is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Manitowoc, WI. She serves as ...

  • Ken Knaus

    Ken Knaus is happily retired from 25+ years as a sales professional in healthcare. He spends much of his time working wi...

  • Greg Schleppenbach

    Greg Schleppenbach is State Director of the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro Life Activities. He is in charge of coordin...


The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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