Quantcast

Latest Stem cell laws and policy in the United States Stories

2012-04-25 21:32:20

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease line made from a never-frozen donated embryo The University of Michigan's second human embryonic stem cell line has just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health's registry, making the cells available for federally-funded research. It is the second of the stem cell lines derived at U-M to be placed on the registry. The line, known as UM11-1PGD, was derived from a cluster of about 30 cells removed from a donated five-day-old embryo roughly the...

2011-12-06 22:49:15

King's College London researchers produce the first animal product-free clinical grade human embryonic stem cell lines intended for public benefit Stem cell scientists at King's College London will today (Tuesday 6 December) announce they have submitted to the UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) their first clinical grade human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines that are free from animal-derived products, known as 'xeno-free' stem cells. The cells, which have the potential to become the 'gold...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

The successful cloning could prove to be an important step in the development of therapies using embryonic stem cells to replace damaged or defective tissues in the human body, which could possibly cure a range of diseases and illnesses including diabetes as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 Scientists Clone Embryonic Stem Cells from Individuals: A team of scientists has successfully cloned embryonic stem cells that contain the DNA of specific individuals,...

2011-10-05 21:55:24

Women donating their eggs for use in fertility clinics are typically financially compensated for the time and discomfort involved in the procedure. However, guidelines established by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2005 state that women who donate their eggs for use in stem cell research should not be compensated, although the procedures they undergo are the same. In the October 7th issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the Department of...

2011-07-27 16:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council was disappointed following today's decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to rule in favor of the Obama administration and dismiss the claims challenging current National Institutes of Health guidelines that allow taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Judge Lamberth originally ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the case, in a...

2011-06-21 07:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it has entered into a definitive collaborative agreement with Roslin Cells LTD ("Roslin Cells") of Scotland. The two companies will work together to establish a bank of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-grade human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines using ACT's patented, proprietary "single-cell blastomere" technique for...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'