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2010-09-10 11:47:11

Research!America today called on Congress to take legislative action that will allow federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to proceed, in light of U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth's refusal yesterday to lift his recent injunction on federally funded research using embryonic stem cell research. Research!America strongly supports the Stem Cell Research Advancement Act (H.R. 4808) introduced in March 2010 by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Mike Castle (R-DE) that...

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2010-09-10 06:35:00

A federal appeals court granted on Thursday a request by the Obama administration to temporarily lift a judge's ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The three-judge panel said in a brief that it was suspending the ban while it considers the initial, temporary injunction handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth on August 23.  In that injunction, Judge Lambert said that federal funding of embryonic stem cell research violated the Dickey-Wicker amendment,...

2010-09-09 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. today allowed the Obama administration to continue funding embryonic stem cell research while the Department of Justice appeals Judge Royce Lamberth's decision preventing it. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Judge Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction after ruling last month that under U.S. law, no federal...

2010-09-03 12:28:46

ARVO opposes the Federal District Court injunction that froze federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), a professional organization of member scientists, opposes the Federal District Court injunction that froze federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. ARVO is troubled by this barrier to research that has the potential to restore sight and mitigate eye damage. ARVO members investigate...

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2010-09-01 06:35:00

The Obama administration appealed Tuesday a ruling that blocked federal funding of stem cell research of human embryos, asking a US judge who issued the injunction to halt the process pending the appeal. The Justice Department asked Judge Royce Lamberth to stay the injunction he imposed last week after two researchers filed charges over the administration's policy, saying it violated US law because it involved the destruction of embryos and it also made it difficult for them to receive...

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2010-08-24 06:05:00

A U.S. District Court judge on Monday issued a temporary halt to an executive order enacted by President Obama that expands federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Judge Royce Lamberth issued the temporary injunction on the grounds that stem cell research involved the destruction of human embryos.  His decision in favor of a group that opposes stem cell research means the plaintiffs can move forward with a lawsuit before the court. "ESC (embryonic stem cell) research is clearly...

2010-08-23 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded today's preliminary injunction that for now stops taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research. Judge Royce Lamberth noted that the imposition of an injunction required that those challenging the government's funding demonstrate a substantial likelihood of success on the merits for their arguments. Apparently, they succeeded. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO)...

2010-06-17 14:38:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), which has supported more than 23 outstanding young stem cell scientists through its Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, today announced a significant expansion of its efforts to cultivate the next generation of stem cell scientists by providing $24.5 million in funding to 17 Investigators to launch their own laboratories, train other scientists, and foster innovative high-risk/high-reward research to explore...

2010-06-07 13:04:00

PANAMA CITY, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stem Cell Institute announced today that it proactively and independently made the business decision in early June to close its clinic and lab in Costa Rica and centralize all operations in Panama City, Panama. This decision was made voluntarily. This decision, which came after careful consideration, was reached in response to Costa Rica's unpredictable and arbitrary regulatory landscape. During its time in Costa Rica the company operated in full...

2010-05-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) has received a grant of $27 million from the Robertson Foundation, established by Julian and Josie Robertson. The Robertson Foundation gift, in addition to other support, will provide funding for NYSCF-Robertson Investigators in NYSCF's new Early Career Investigator Awards Program and the creation of the NYSCF-Robertson Stem Cell Prize. This award program, for outstanding early career investigators from the US and...


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