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2008-11-24 10:29:24

Stem cell scientists in California say they're having trouble finding enough human eggs to conduct their research. California's Proposition 71, designed to fund $3 billions in stem cell research, prohibits paying women to be egg donors, the San Diego Union-Tribune said Monday. The human eggs, however, are needed in order to conduct the research. The people of California passed Proposition 71 to fund billions of dollars worth of stem cell research including (therapeutic cloning) and then the...

2008-10-11 21:00:26

By Sandy Kleffman Four years after California residents captured worldwide attention by voting to spend $3 billion on stem cell research, many of the anticipated new therapies are at least 10 years away and numerous hurdles must be overcome. Yet the optimism remains. As research kicks into high gear, scientists point to areas that hold great promise, including: -- Using stem cells to deliver missing enzymes or absorb toxins to help keep dying cells alive. This approach may be useful...

2008-10-10 15:00:06

By MARK JOHNSON Japanese scientists have demonstrated a new way to reprogram cells without viruses, an important advance toward the goal of one day turning our own cells into a powerful tool to fight a wide range of diseases. The new technique, reported Thursday in the journal Science, appears to be both safer and simpler than previous methods, bypassing the cancer risk associated with using viruses and genes that remain inside a cell. The Japanese team, led by Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto...

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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...

2008-09-12 21:00:26

By CHRISTINE McCONVILLE The state's life science leaders launched yesterday what is believed to be the world's most comprehensive database of embryonic stem-cell lines. The International Stem Cell Registry was created at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is supported by the Massachusetts Life Science Center, the quasi-public entity that provides economic support to the state's life-science companies. Proponents of the controversial science say the new registry, and a...

2008-08-28 15:00:11

By JOHN FAUBER After more than a decade of trying to harvest the promise of embryonic stem cells, scientists have hit on a fascinating new approach that sidesteps them entirely. By adding genes to targeted cells in the body, they have been able to change the basic makeup of those cells, turning them into potential disease-curing cells. The feat, which was performed in mice, involved reprogramming cells in the pancreas that normally do not produce insulin so that they began producing the...

2008-07-16 15:01:08

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Medical devices industry is available in its catalogue. Stem Cell Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p090979/Stem-Cell-Markets.html A stem cell is an extraordinary type of cell that has the ability to self-renew for long periods of time and to differentiate into specialized cells under appropriate physiological or experimental conditions. Traditionally, stem cells have been classified as either embryonic, adult...

2008-07-04 03:00:08

By Meyer, John R Abstract Katrien Devolder offers a compromise solution for the derivation of human embryonic stem cells that is designed to appease those who consider the killing of human embryos immoral. She proposes to build on a gradualist view of embryonic development in which the embryo merits special respect as human but does not possess ultimate value. Respect for the embryo must be weighed against other values, such as the desires of potential parents and the medical needs of...

2008-07-03 12:00:00

An amendment to the Michigan Constitution authorizing the destruction of human embryos in research aimed at curing chronic and debilitating illness appears headed for the November ballot after supporters collected more than 500,000 petition signatures. Stay tuned for an expensive and highly visible in-your-face campaign. The Stem Cell Ballot Question Committee will submit between 500,000 and 550,000 signatures on Monday's deadline, well over the 380,000 needed to put the issue before...

2008-06-27 21:02:30

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers received approximately $5.6 million on June 27 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in awards designed to support the creation of new pluripotent human stem cell lines. All four of Stanford's applicants were funded. The researchers received multiyear grants of about $1.4 million each as part of CIRM's newest round of awards. The awards support two types of research. One is the creation of new human embryonic stem cell...


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