Category Archives: Stem cell research

First trial of embryonic stem cells in humans

US doctors have begun the first official trial of using human embryonic stem cells in patients after getting the green light from regulators. more

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Stem Cells Without Embryo Loss

A small biotech company says it has found a way to produce human embryonic stem cells without destroying an embryo. That the prospect does not satisfy many religious conservatives who have opposed stem cell research demonstrates once again why the … Continue reading

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Blastomere Blasphemy: Advanced Cell Technology, the Media and the Lost Opportunity in Stem Cell Research

Millions of people who have already been born suffer from illnesses that can potentially be treated with stem or progenitor-cell based therapies. The true crime is the stifling of hES cell research. more

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Stem cell treatment for ill girl

A five-year-old girl from Sussex has started receiving stem cell therapy in a remote hospital in China in an attempt to halt a degenerative disease. more

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Stem cell “breakthroug” more hype than hope

But does producing stem cells from blastomeres give us a chance to reach consensus on the ethics of embryonic stem cell research? Hardly. more

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“Ethical” stem cells

Human embryonic stem cell lines have been generated without embryos being destroyed, according to researchers. more

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Some Scientists See Shift in Stem Cell Hopes

In the five years since President Bush authorized and at the same time restricted research on human embryonic stem cells, a marked shift has taken place in some scientists` views of how the research is likely to benefit medicine. Many … Continue reading

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Bush “out of touch”

Scientists have reacted with anger to US President George W Bush’s decision to veto a bill allowing federal funding for new embryonic stem cell research. more

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Stem cell vote set to draw Bush veto

US President George W Bush is heading for a major clash with the Senate, and many in his own Republican party, over stem cell research. more

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Stem cell research vote a great sham

Many scientists believe the Bush restrictions have severely limited the research on ES cells. That is why advocates for people with diseases and disabilities, including such luminaries as Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox and Nancy Reagan have argued forcefully to … Continue reading

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