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2008-10-01 09:00:48

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Jack Wynn, RSCI Director of Communications, +1-703-623- 4288, jackwynn@comcast.net BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obamas political advertisement focusing on stem cell research and using the mother of a child with juvenile diabetes implies there are currently no stem cell therapies available for someone with this disease and thats just not true, stated Don Margolis, Chairman of The Repair Stem Cell Institute...

2008-09-27 15:00:42

Scientists say they might have found an alternative to embryonic stem cells that would allow them to exit an ethics debate over using discarded embryos. Researchers said they found a way to coax adult cells to regress into an embryonic state, The Washington Post reported Saturday. "We have removed a major roadblock for translating this into a clinical setting," said Konrad Hochedlinger, a Harvard University stem cell researcher. "I think it's an important advance." His research was...

2008-09-26 00:00:31

Most infertility patients favor using leftover embryos for stem-cell research or selling leftover embryos to other couples, a U.S. study says. Lead author Dr. Tarun Jain of the University of Illinois at Chicago says the researchers surveyed 1,350 women who attended a university hospital-based fertility center in Illinois. The survey included 24 questions on patient demographics, obstetric and infertility history, and opinions about using extra embryos for stem cell research and selling...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Some of the nation's top embryonic stem cell research advocates say they are growing concerned that Sen. John McCain will backtrack on his previous support for the work if elected president. The Republican senator from Arizona has supported lifting President Bush's ban on using federal money to create new stem cell lines from surplus embryos and to award more grants to researchers studying them. His rival for the presidency, Illinois Sen....

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...

2008-09-08 09:00:51

BANGKOK, Thailand, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Margolis, Chairman of The Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC (RSCI; http://www.repairstemcells.org/) based in Bangkok, Thailand told The Wall Street Transcript (TWST) in an exclusive news interview published today that future profits inside the stem cell research sector will be hard to come by over the next five years, even for companies specializing in Repair Stem Cells (often called "adult stem cells"), where new life science discoveries are...

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2008-09-05 15:05:00

Experts reported on Friday that the use of embryonic stem cells remains to be a crucial part for the field of regenerative medicine. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences panel added that regulation of new sources of stem cells would also be necessary. Scientists have made leaps in discovering ways to make stem cells without the use of human embryos. In the past year, teams of scientists have discovered ways to create pluripotent stem cells "“ reprogrammed cells that look like stem...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state stem cell agency, issued the following statement regarding the research published today in Nature by a team from Harvard that showed it is possible to take a type of adult pancreas cell that doesn't normally produce insulin and reprogram them to produce insulin. CIRM applauds the creativity and value in the research reported and shares the excitement in the promise it might hold. However, it emphatically refutes...

2008-08-26 09:01:19

BANGKOK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC (RSCI; http://www.repairsemcells.org/) reported today that Stanford University School of Medicine's recent discovery there may be limitations to the effectiveness of human therapies derived from embryonic stem cells (ESC) because the cells injected in mice stimulated the kind of immune rejection seen with transplanted organs clearly delivers a blow to proponents of embryonic stem cell research who continue to ballyhoo the...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

Stematix(TM), Inc., a regenerative medicine technology and solutions provider positioned to accelerate safe and effective global use of stem cell therapies, announced today that it has entered into financing negotiations with a Greek venture capital fund, GloCal Investment Ventures Enterprise (G.I.V.E.), funded in part by a Greek government backed fund of funds (TANEO) and managed by GloCal Systems Management (GSM). GSM's CEO, a Greek-American, Dr. James C. Seferis, has had a distinguished...


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