Japanese Institute Opens Investigation Into Its Stem-Cell Breakthrough

by jeeg 18. February 2014 22:41
A Japanese government-funded science institute said it has opened an investigation in response to questions raised about images in a groundbreaking study on stem cells. The Riken research institute said Monday that it began the investigation Thursday, after allegations of irregularities in images... [More]

Appeals Court Says Stem Cells May be Regulated as Drugs, Affirming Low Court's Decision

by jeeg 6. February 2014 20:40
The US District Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled that a lower court was correct when it ruled that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could legally regulate stem cells as drugs. Background In July 2012, the US District Court of DC ruled that FDA may legally regu... [More]

Experiment Brings Human Cloning One Step Closer

by jeeg 16. May 2013 21:14
  Scientists have used cloning technology to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells, an experiment that may revive the controversy over human cloning. The researchers stopped well short of creating a human clone. But they showed, for the first time, that it is possib... [More]

Setback for New Stem Cell Treatment

by jeeg 14. May 2011 00:23
In an unexpected setback to efforts to harness a promising new type of stem cell to treat diseases, researchers reported on Friday that tissues made from those stem cells might be rejected by a patient’s immune system — even though the tissues would be derived from that very same p... [More]

NIH Director's Statement Regarding The Stem Cell Ruling From The Court Of Appeals

by jeeg 2. May 2011 22:46
"I am delighted and relieved to learn of the decision of the Court of Appeals. This is a momentous day—not only for science, but for the hopes of thousands of patients and their families who are relying on NIH-funded scientists to pursue life-saving discoveries and therapies that could c... [More]

Scientists to EU Court: Patents on Stem Cells Must Be Allowed

by jeeg 29. April 2011 22:19
What’s the News: As a European court looks poised to ban the patenting of technologies using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a group of prominent scientists has issued a warning: regenerative medicine is never going to leave the lab if no one can make money on it. What’s t... [More]

US Appeals Court Overturns Ban On Stem-Cell Funding

by jeeg 29. April 2011 20:48
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a trial judge's preliminary injunction that blocked government funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells, a significant legal victory for the Obama administration. The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a ... [More]
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