23. May 2013 22:43
Cell is looking into whether the authors of a widely hailed study published last week claiming to have turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells manipulated images inappropriately, Retraction Watch has learned.
The potential image problems came to light on PubPeer, a site desi... [More]
10. January 2013 21:03
The Supreme Court today rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings to an end a long legal battle that has cast a shadow over hESC studies for over 3 years.
Two scientists who study adult stem cells filed their suit, Sherle... [More]
15. November 2011 21:32
The company conducting the world’s first clinical trial of a therapy using human embryonic stem cells said on Monday that it was halting that trial and leaving the stem cell business entirely.
The company, Geron, said that its move did not reflect a lack of promise for the controversia... [More]
15. November 2011 21:28
The dream of regenerating human organs is as old as Prometheus. Chained to his rock, the Titan survived attacks by an eagle that feasted on his liver by growing it anew under cover of darkness. When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, her shocker on the creation of life, she gave it the alternati... [More]
19. October 2011 21:22
Stem-cell researchers in Europe have been left dismayed by a ruling today outlawing patents on stem cells obtained through destruction of human embryos.
Issued today by the European Court of Justice, the region's highest court, the ruling essentially declares illegal patents on stem cells ex... [More]
1. August 2011 23:24
A District Court judge in the US has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to ban federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. The decision, by Judge Royce Lambeth, is the latest development in the case of Sherley v Sebelius – a landmark lawsuit filed against the US's st... [More]
29. September 2010 11:21
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington granted the Obama administration's request to allow the funding from the National Institutes of Health while it appeals a judge's order blocking... [More]
14. September 2010 00:57
Sen. Arlen Specter on Monday initiated a drive to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, superseding conflicting court decisions that he said are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases.
The Pennsylvania Democrat, speaking on the Senate floor as senator... [More]
12. September 2010 21:24
A federal appeals court here ruled Thursday that federal financing of embryonic stem cell research could continue while the court considers a judge’s order last month that banned the government from underwriting the work.
The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals could save... [More]
10. September 2010 23:15
LAST MONTH, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction barring the federal government from funding research on embryonic stem cells. The judge cited the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which puts off-limits federal dollars for work "in whi... [More]