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2009-07-07 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines implementing President Obama's executive order for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). President Obama's order and the NIH guidelines remove life-protecting limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "Embryonic stem cell...

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2009-07-07 05:40:00

The federal government released final rules on Monday governing taxpayer-funded research on human embryonic stem cells. The move follows President Barack Obama's lifting in March of some restrictions on stem cell research put in place by former president George W. Bush.  Obama had asked the National Institutes of Health to draft new guidelines to reflect the relaxed restrictions. Under the new rules, which go into effect on Tuesday, federal funds cannot be used to actually create...

2009-06-29 12:59:00

Beginning next year, scientists in New York state can use taxpayer funds to pay women who donate their eggs for stem cell research, officials said. Each egg donor will be paid up to $10,000 for her time, expense and discomfort, said Dr. David Hohn, a spokesman for the Empire State Stem Cell Board, established to oversee $600 million in public funding for stem cell research. The policy should increase the availability of eggs, letting scientists pursue new avenues of research, Hohn told The...

2009-06-22 07:50:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS), which is pioneering the pre-disease collection, processing and long-term storage of adult stem cells for future medical need, was featured in Gene Marcial's prominent Business Week column, "Inside Wall Street," on June 18, 2009. Also, on June 16, 2009, the expanding investment potential for adult stem cell businesses was assessed in a substantial Fortune Magazine article distributed by CNNMoney.com. In his Business...

2009-05-25 11:10:53

Research on stem cells in the United States is facing an uncertain future as a result of new regulations put into place by the government, an expert says. Amy Comstock Rick, Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research chief executive, said while U.S. President Barack Obama lifted federal funding restrictions for stem cell research, the controversial field is still facing hardships, The Washington Post said Monday. Rick said new regulations could stop some research groups from receiving...

2009-05-22 16:39:00

USCCB General Secretary urges respect for human life at all stages Says science and ethics have been ignored in proposed policy Cites advances in stem cell research that do not destroy human embryos WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) missed "an enormous opportunity to show how sound science and responsible ethics can not only co-exist but support and enrich each other," said Msgr. David Malloy, General Secretary of the U.S. Conference of...

2009-05-20 13:31:00

NIH Should Fix Standards to Allow Use of Current Stem Cell Lines SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- Regulations governing stem cell research proposed by the Obama Administration -- unless modified before final implementation on July 1 -- prohibit federal funding of important research that had received funding under the Bush Administration, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group called on the National Institutes of Health to change the...

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2009-04-29 11:10:00

South Korean officials said Wednesday the country has moved to allow human stem cell research for the first time after outlawing the practice three years ago when a leading scientist was found to have faked his work, the AFP reported. A new research project has been allowed by the national committee on bioethics, given the scientists meet certain conditions. Researchers from Cha General Hospital in Seoul had sought approval for its stem cell project using aborted human eggs to develop cures...

2009-04-21 12:02:00

For first time, federal tax dollars will be used to encourage destruction of living embryonic human beings "Suffering patients and their families deserve better," says Cardinal Rigali WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted today to new draft guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research issued late last week by the National Institutes of Health. The text of his statement...

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2009-04-18 12:45:00

The U.S. National Institutes of Health released new stem cell guidelines on Friday that would limit federal funding of the research to embryos left over at fertility clinics and prohibit federal funding of embryos made by cloning or certain other methods, The Associated Press reported.The institute's new draft guidelines reflect rules with broad congressional support, excluding more controversial sources such as cells derived from embryos created just for research.Acting NIH Director Raynard...


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