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2009-10-27 15:08:06

Stem cell research holds great promise for the treatment of millions of Americans with debilitating and possibly fatal diseases. Current legislation and guidelines, however, continue to limit researchers' endeavors in unlocking the potential breakthroughs that stem cell research can provide. To address this concern, today The Endocrine Society issued a Position Statement (http://www.endo-society.org/advocacy/policy) calling for an increase in NIH funding for stem cell research as well as...

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2009-08-30 12:44:21

A team of Michigan State University researchers has developed a new, more efficient way of cloning zebra fish, a breakthrough that could have implications for human health research. The work of the MSU researchers, detailed in the recent issue of the journal Nature Methods, is important because zebra fish, small striped fish common to many aquariums, are quickly becoming the animal of choice for many researchers. "After the mouse, it is the most commonly used vertebrate in genetic studies,"...

2009-06-12 09:28:50

Three female mice have been cloned until now. The first mouse was born on 12 May, the second is now 10 days old and the third is only two days old. Scientists are studying how to improve the efficiency of the cloning process Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) researchers are the first to have cloned mice in Spain. Cloe, Cleo and Clona are three female brown-coloured mice and were born respectively on 12 May, 3 June and 10 June. By means of nuclear transfer techniques,...

2009-03-25 08:23:02

San Antonio and Honolulu researchers make important discoveries about point mutation rates in cloned mouse fetusesSan Antonio "¦ Germ cells, the cells which give rise to a mammal's sperm or eggs, exhibit a five to ten-fold lower rate of spontaneous point mutations than adult somatic cells, which give rise to the body's remaining cell types, tissues and organs. Despite their comparatively higher mutation rates, however, adult somatic cells are used as the donor cells in a cloning...

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2009-02-03 07:35:00

According to a report appearing in the journal Cloning and Stem Cells, animal eggs cannot be used to create human clones.Dr. Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology and his colleagues failed in an effort to use mouse, cow, and rabbit eggs to produce workable human embryos.Lanza reported that his team was able to make a viable embryo using human cells, and believes that human cloning appears to be possible in principle.Researchers in the past have tried using animal eggs as a source for...

2009-02-02 12:30:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the cloning of Dolly the Sheep over a decade ago, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been considered a promising way to generate human, patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic applications. The shortage of human donor eggs has led to efforts to substitute animal oocytes. However, a new study published online ahead of print in the Volume 11, Number 2, 2009 issue of Cloning and Stem Cells, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann...

2009-02-02 13:40:00

Since the cloning of Dolly the Sheep over a decade ago, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been considered a promising way to generate human, patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic applications. The shortage of human donor eggs has led to efforts to substitute animal oocytes. However, a new study published online ahead of print in the Volume 11, Number 2, 2009 issue of Cloning and Stem Cells, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., demonstrates that animal...

2009-02-02 12:00:00

New study questions ability of human-animal hybrids to generate stem cells WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ACTC) and its collaborators reported today that human oocytes (or 'eggs') have the capacity to extensively reprogram adult human cells. The research, which appears online ahead of print in the journal Cloning and Stem Cells (Editor-in-Chief: Sir Ian Wilmut; published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.) demonstrates that...

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2008-11-04 13:15:00

Japanese scientists said on Monday they have created clones from the bodies of mice that have been frozen for 16 years. The researchers said it might even be possible to use the technique to resurrect mammoths and other extinct species. Teruhiko Wakayama and colleagues at the Center for Developmental Biology, at Japan's RIKEN research institute in Yokohama, were able to clone the mice even though their cells had burst. The team wrote: "Thus, nuclear transfer techniques could be used to...

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2008-09-17 15:50:00

The Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) said Wednesday it has granted its first license allowing scientists to create cloned human embryos to obtain embryonic stem cells. The license was issued to the in vitro-fertilization firm Sydney IVF, which reportedly has access to 7,200 human eggs for its research.  If the company is successful in its endeavor, it would be the first in the world, according to NHMRC.  Although scientists in other...


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