Until now, the only way to get embryonic
stem cells was from leftover embryos made through in vitro fertilization.
Circuit ruled that federal funding of human embryonic
stem cell research could continue while the appeals process moved forward.
The Company is also the licensee of various stem cell technologies, including a worldwide exclusive license to VSEL(TM) Technology which uses very small embryonic
-like stem cells, shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic
stem cells, and is pursuing the licensing of other technologies for therapeutic use.
The Food and Drug Administration last month cleared the way for the first trial to see if human embryonic
stem cells could treat people safely.
When used in experiments on people and animals, embryonic
stem cells have been either rejected by the recipient or, in some cases, the symptoms of the diseases were made worse.
Directed by scientists Kathrin Plath and William Lowry, the UCLA researchers used genetic alteration to turn back the clock on human skin cells and create cells that are nearly identical to human embryonic
Even more ominously, the minority who condemn embryonic
stem cell research for religious reasons, which includes President Bush, already are using the most recent discovery to support a permanent ban on federal funding for all research on stem cells derived from human embryos.
stem-cell research played a role in the 2006 mid-term elections.
Adult stem cell research is already benefiting human patients with more than 70 conditions, whereas destructive embryonic
stem cell research has delivered no benefits.
Scientists can with the approval of the biomedicine agency import embryonic
stem cells from other nations.
Tokyo, Japan, May 2, 2006 - (JCN) - Tohoku University's Biomedical Engineering Research Organization (TUBERO), in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, has verified that neural cell species can be derived from mouse embryonic
Wansbrough states that " those who believe that life begins at conception" object to the use of embryonic
With the threat of a presidential veto hanging over a House of Representatives bill that would expand federal financing for embryonic
stem cell research, Bonnie Lee La Madeleine's piece (pp.
announced that it had coaxed embryonic
stem cells into retinal cells, the company's medical director, Dr.
and other stem cells are valuable biomedical research models for the study of biological and disease processes and the creation of disease models.