US court victory for embryonic stem cell research

by jeeg 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]

Bill Introduced in Senate to Legalize Stem Cell Funding

by jeeg 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]

Stem Cell Ban Lifted

by jeeg 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]

Stem Cell Debate

by jeeg 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]

U.S. appeals court reinstates stem cell suit

by jeeg 27. June 2010 06:14
The unusual suit against the National Institutes of Health, backed by some Christian groups opposed to embryo research, argued that the NIH policy takes funds from researchers seeking to work with adult stem cells. It also argues that new Obama administration guidelines on stem cell researc... [More]
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