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2006-07-27 12:10:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- A British research institute will be allowed to recruit women having fertility treatment to donate eggs for stem cell research and therapeutic cloning. In exchange for their eggs, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said on Thursday the institute would contribute to the cost of the patients' treatment. "We have made an offer of a license to Newcastle Fertility Center at Life which, if the conditions are accepted by the research team, would...

2006-06-15 09:06:21

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU scientists should get a much-needed boost of public money over the next seven years even though Europe is likely to retain its cautious approach to stem cell research, EU lawmakers agreed on Thursday. While only a small share of funding for 2007-13 is earmarked for stem cell research, the controversial issue has overshadowed negotiations on the EU research budget for months. The aim is to plow more cash into research and foster young...

2006-06-06 14:32:26

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers at Harvard University said on Tuesday they have started efforts to clone human embryos as a source of valued stem cells, using only private money to bypass federal restrictions on such work. The scientists are studying how embryonic stem cells are programmed, will try to correct defects and then try to return the repaired cells to the body to battle diseases like blood disorders, ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and diabetes....

2006-06-06 14:30:00

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON -- Researchers at Harvard University said on Tuesday they have started efforts to clone human embryos as a source of valued stem cells, using only private money to bypass federal restrictions on such work. The scientists are studying how embryonic stem cells are programmed, will try to correct defects and then try to return the repaired cells to the body to battle diseases like blood disorders, ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and diabetes. "Our long-term goal...

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2006-06-06 11:20:00

BOSTON -- Stepping into a research area marked by controversy and fraud, Harvard University scientists said Tuesday they are trying to clone human embryos to create stem cells they hope can be used one day to help conquer a host of diseases. "We are convinced that work with embryonic stem cells holds enormous promise," said Harvard provost Dr. Steven Hyman. The privately funded work is aimed at devising treatments for such ailments as diabetes, Lou Gehrig's disease, sickle-cell anemia and...

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2006-02-17 17:15:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS -- Stem cell researchers are undeterred by the scandal surrounding falsified South Korean research and said on Friday it is only a matter of time before someone clones a human embryo as a source of the valuable cells. They said the field was moving forward despite opposition from the United States and some other governments, and described progress in understanding how the cells might be used some day to transform medicine. "Regardless...

2006-02-14 09:42:11

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...

2006-02-14 07:53:57

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...

2006-02-14 09:40:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from fertility...

2006-02-14 08:22:07

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...


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