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2008-11-05 12:00:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Repair Stem Cell Institute (RSCI; http://www.repairstemcells.org/) today announced that its Science Advisory Board member Zannos G. Grekos, MD, FAAP will present Emerging Frontiers in Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy: Current Clinical Experience with Autologus Adult Stem Cells in the Treatment of Various End Stage Diseases, at the 2008 Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine (DCAAAM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 8, 2008...

2008-11-05 12:00:30

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Michigan voters were asked to support Michigan's Proposal 2, a state initiative to accelerate medical research and develop new stem cell treatments for currently incurable diseases. The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), representing some of the world's leading stem cell researchers, along with other leading scientists works to support all types of stem cell research. The vote was 53% in favor and 47% opposed to Proposal...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

Michigan voters will decide Tuesday whether to overturn a 30-year-old ban on destroying human embryos for medical research. "I'd call it a religious-ethical friction," said Leonard Fleck, a Michigan State University medical ethicist favoring the proposal. "It's obviously related to the abortion issue. What gives it a different moral coloring, what we'd hope to accomplish with the embryonic stem cells, is the saving of human life." Polls indicate Michiganites are pretty evenly divided on...

2008-10-23 12:00:25

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Opponents of Michigan's stem cell research initiative -- Proposal 2 -- launched an ad yesterday using the tragic and universally reprehensible Tuskegee Experiments as a basis for comparison to stem cell research. This ad is replete with myths and misinformation. Distortions about the nature and regulatory environment for stem cell research are many, and it is important to set the facts straight. First, examine the Proposal 2 itself. The proposal...

2008-10-20 09:00:41

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. , NeoStem, Inc., which is pioneering the pre-disease collection, processing and long-term storage of adult stem cells for future medical need, announced today that they are to be the recipient of $800,000 in Federal funding supported by Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) through the Department of Defense FY09 Appropriations bill. NeoStem intends to use the funds to evaluate the potential use of adult stem cell therapy for treating...

2008-10-12 21:00:25

By Sandy Kleffman Universities throughout California will soon embark on an unprecedented, $830 million building blitz to create laboratories for stem cell science. Financed with voter-approved bond money, the facilities will free scientists to do work opposed by the Bush administration. The construction boom is beginning at a time when many predict that a new president -- whether Barack Obama or John McCain -- will lift federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research after the...

2008-10-11 21:00:26

By Sandy Kleffman Four years after California residents captured worldwide attention by voting to spend $3 billion on stem cell research, many of the anticipated new therapies are at least 10 years away and numerous hurdles must be overcome. Yet the optimism remains. As research kicks into high gear, scientists point to areas that hold great promise, including: -- Using stem cells to deliver missing enzymes or absorb toxins to help keep dying cells alive. This approach may be useful...

2008-10-11 21:00:03

Former President Bill Clinton has urged Michigan voters to approve a referendum legalizing embryonic stem-cell research when they go to the polls Nov. 4. In making his pitch in favor of Proposal 2 Friday at the Oakland County International Airport, Clinton called the measure "pro-life, pro-health, pro-science and definitely pro-Michigan," the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Proposal 2 would allow Michigan residents to donate excess embryos from fertility treatments to scientists,...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Jack Wynn, Director of Communications of Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC, +1-703-623-4288, jackwynn@comcast.net BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "California State Senator Shelia Kuehl's leadership role in Senate Bill (SB) 1565 is strong action by a prominent Democrat to bring 'adult stem cell' research to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) as the viable and credible life science that it is," stated Don Margolis, Chairman of The...

2008-10-06 12:00:42

Lorry I. Lokey, the Business Wire founder and philanthropist, is giving $75 million to the Stanford University School of Medicine to help build what is expected to be the nation's largest center for stem cell research, the medical school announced Oct. 6. Lokey's gift will help give rise to a 200,000-square-foot facility that will be known as the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building. The modern, four-story building along Campus Drive will house 350 scientists working together to...