In a process that could offer a strategy for overcoming many of the ethical concerns over the use of embryonic stem cells, researchers at Advanced Cell Technology have created a line of such cells from a single human embryonic cell. Unlike existing methods, the procedure … [Read more...] about Ethical Stem Cells?
Ethical stem cells
Life Sciences For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous system diseases."This is the first time … [Read more...] about Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Turned to Brain Cells
Candidate Barack Obama promised to lift Bush Administration restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. Two days after he became President Obama, the government gave its approval for the first-ever human trials using therapies derived from this controversial area of … [Read more...] about MED TECH Feds Approve Stem Cell Tests on Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ease restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, but the 63-34 vote in favor of the bill fell short of the two-thirds majority necessary to override an expected presidential veto.The House passed similar legislation earlier … [Read more...] about Senate Votes to Loosen Stem Cell Restrictions, Veto Likely
Researchers at Advanced Cell Technology have successfully created human embryonic stem cell lines without destroying human embryos.The new technique, published in a report Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell, involves removing single cells from embryos using a technique … [Read more...] about New Stem Cell Technique Preserves Embryos, Clouds Controversy