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2010-04-14 13:02:01

At Rutgers' Stem Cell Research Center scientists are exploring the mysteries of human embryonic stem cells and their potential use in treating diseases, repairing damaged organs, and drug development. Center staff also offer a course in proper lab techniques in working with stem cells. The center was established with a grant to Professors Martin Grumet and Wise Young  from the State of New Jersey through its Commission on Science and Technology. The center focuses on human embryonic stem...

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2009-12-17 06:50:00

The most widely used human embryonic stem cell lines lack genetic diversity, a finding that raises social justice questions that must be addressed to ensure that all sectors of society benefit from stem cell advances, according to a University of Michigan research team. In the first published study of its kind, the U-M team analyzed 47 embryonic stem cell lines, including most of the lines commonly used by stem cell researchers. The scientists determined the genetic ancestry of each line and...

2009-12-16 16:01:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The most widely used human embryonic stem cell lines lack genetic diversity, a finding that raises social justice questions that must be addressed to ensure that all sectors of society benefit from stem cell advances, according to a University of Michigan research team. In the first published study of its kind, the U-M team analyzed 47 embryonic stem cell lines, including most of the lines commonly used by stem cell researchers. The...

2009-12-02 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration today approved the first human embryonic stem cells for experiments by federally funded scientists under a new policy designed to dramatically expand embryonic stem cell research. Americans United for Life President and CEO Charmaine Yoest said, "Despite years of research, human embryonic stem cells have yet to be used in real therapies for patients. On the other hand, adult stem cell research -- ignored by the Obama...

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2009-12-02 13:55:00

The government approved on Wednesday the use of the first 13 batches of embryonic stem cells for federally funded research under relaxed restrictions announced by President Barack Obama in March. Scores of additional batches, known as lines, should soon be available, the government said. The privately funded batches were made by two researchers at Harvard University and Rockefeller University, according to Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). President Obama's...

2009-10-27 15:08:06

Stem cell research holds great promise for the treatment of millions of Americans with debilitating and possibly fatal diseases. Current legislation and guidelines, however, continue to limit researchers' endeavors in unlocking the potential breakthroughs that stem cell research can provide. To address this concern, today The Endocrine Society issued a Position Statement (http://www.endo-society.org/advocacy/policy) calling for an increase in NIH funding for stem cell research as well as...

2009-10-09 11:05:53

In roundtable meeting, parties discuss Einstein's recent stem cell advancements Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University hosted a roundtable discussion on stem cell research with New York Governor David A. Paterson Oct. 8. Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Einstein, and eight stem cell researchers discussed advances in medical therapies and treatments that Einstein scientists have been investigating since receiving more than $14 million in State...

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2009-07-31 10:26:41

On Thursday, federal agencies were instructed by President Barack Obama to enact new rules governing federally funded research on human embryonic stem cells. The National Institutes of Health issued the new rules earlier this year, which loosened some ethical requirements that scientists have said cost them a decade of work. "I hereby direct the heads of executive departments and agencies that support and conduct stem cell research to adopt these guidelines, to the fullest extent...

2009-07-30 19:29:39

U.S. President Barack Obama told department heads Thursday to abide by new rules for ethically responsible, scientifically worthy human stem cell research. My administration is committed to supporting and conducting ethically responsible, scientifically worthy human stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cell research, to the extent permitted by law, Obama said in a memo. Rules the Obama administration released July 7 allow stem cell lines that could not be used under Bush...

2009-07-07 16:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted today to final guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research issued yesterday by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The text of his statement follows: "In April I criticized the NIH's draft guidelines for destructive embryonic stem cell research, saying that under these guidelines 'federal tax dollars will be used to encourage...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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