Aborted baby scalps grafted onto rats at US university, baby hair growth observed

Dr. Stacy Trasancos has said aborted babies are being treated no better than lab-rats in studies carried out at numerous universities.

The chemistry expert recently investigated the laboratory practices of University of Pittsburgh researchers who use the remains of babies aborted in the second trimester to experiment on mice and rats.

She found that, among other experiments, the scalps of aborted babies were being grafted onto mice in order to create “humanized mice” with the fusion’s impact on the animal’s immunity to various pathogens then recorded.

At Yale, 15 babies aborted in the second trimester of pregnancy were dissected and had their liver, bone marrow and spleen removed to compare their immune levels with that of adults.

Similar studies were done at the University of California – San Francisco over a ten-year period on the bodies of 249 babies aborted in the second trimester.

There the babies’ livers were removed in order to test racial differences in their reactions to flame retardants (PBDEs) in the largest study of its kind to date.

Fetal intestines and reproductive tracts were also transplanted into rodents at UCSF.

The University of Pittsburgh study, which is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), used aborted babies with a gestational age of 18 to 20 weeks for its study of “full-thickness human skin” on humanized mice and rats in order to investigate how pathogens interact with human skin.

“Full-thickness human skin from fetuses was grafted onto rodents while simultaneously co-engrafting the same fetus’s lymphoid tissues and hematopoietic stem cells from the liver, so that the rodent models were humanized with organs and skin from the same child,” Dr. Trasancos explained.

“The human skin was taken from the scalp and the back of the fetuses so that grafts with and without hair could be compared in the rodent model. Excess fat tissues attached to the subcutaneous layer of the skin was cut away, and then the fetal skin was grafted over the rib cage of the rodent, where its own skin had been removed.

“Human hair was evident by 12 weeks but only in the grafts taken from the fetal scalps. In the scalp grafts, fine human hair can be seen growing long and dark surrounded by the short white hairs of the mouse. The images literally show a patch of baby hair growing on a mouse’s back.”

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