Latest Stem cell laws and policy in the United States Stories

2011-06-13 11:14:18

Researchers say human adult and embryonic stem cell research is complementary New research says studying both adult and embryonic stem cells can benefit medical science, but banning the study of either type could harm studies of the other. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. recently investigated whether the increased number of studies with a certain type of adult stem cell has changed the overall course of research in the...

2011-05-25 12:11:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) has completed its review of the 180 applications received in response to its three FY 2011 Requests for Applications (RFAs). The board of directors of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) approved the Commission's recommendation to fund 36 new projects with the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund's (MSCRF) $10.4 million FY 2011 budget. As highlighted in its 2011 RFAs, the...

2011-05-02 07:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, today issued a statement about Friday's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on the legality of using federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The ruling lifted an injunction which was imposed last year by a federal judge, who indicated that all embryonic stem cell research violated congressional...

2011-04-30 05:50:00

A U.S. federal appeals court overturned a federal judge ruling which found that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines on stem cell research violated the law because embryos were destroyed and it put other researchers working with adult stem cells at a disadvantage to win federal grants. The case began when two researchers, Dr. James Sherley, a biological engineer at Boston Biomedical Research Institute, and Theresa Deisher, of Washington-based AVM Biotechnology, who were...

2011-04-29 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council expressed disappointment in a 2-1 split decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. that allows the Obama administration to continue federal taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. The decision vacated a preliminary injunction by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, who had said that no federal taxpayer dollars can be used to fund embryonic stem cell research. We still await...

2011-03-16 14:23:38

The Australian Stem Cell Centre (ASCC) has submitted its recommendations to the independent committee reviewing the Australian legislation governing the use of human embryos in research. The ASCC's submission makes a series of recommendations in support of the current regulatory framework and the ongoing requirement for Australian scientists to be able to apply for a license to derive new human embryonic stem cells for use in research. In summary the ASCC recommends that:    1. The...

2011-02-03 20:43:13

While there is no doubt that the ethical controversy surrounding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research has given rise to an uncertain policy environment, the true impact of years of frequent policy changes has not been fully assessed. Now, an article published by Cell Press on February 3rd in the journal Cell Stem Cell reports on a recent survey of several hundred stem cell scientists in the United States and begins to reveal the substantial negative impact that this uncertainty has had...

2010-12-09 14:42:19

States, not the federal government, now fund the majority of human embryonic stem cell research conducted in the United States, according to a recent study in the journal Nature Biotechnology. In addition, states varied substantially in the extent to which they prioritized human embryonic stem cell research, and much of the research performed in the states could likely have been funded by the National Institutes of Health under federal guidelines established by President Bush in 2001. "While...

2010-09-16 17:35:00

76% oppose cloning human embryos for research NEW POLL: AMERICANS CONTINUE TO OPPOSE TAX FUNDING FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH, SUPPORT ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold a hearing on human embryonic stem cell research (hESCR), a new public opinion poll shows that a plurality of Americans (47 percent) oppose federal funding of stem cell research that involves destroying human embryos, while only thirty-eight percent...

2010-09-12 09:32:45

After an appeals court ruled in its favor on Friday, the US government said it would resume work on controversial human embryonic stem cell research.In the latest legal flip-flop over the stem cell research issue, a US appeals court granted an Obama administration request to temporarily lift US District Judge Royce Lamberth's ban on federal funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells.The National Institutes of Health said it would resume its work while further legal action is...

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