In the wake of a California-based research company's decision to drop the world's first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells, many investigators who once held to the promise of stem cell research now wonder whether the field of embryonic stem cell research has been abandoned in the U.S.
"Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more ," wrote educator Abraham Flexner , the father of the modern medical school. No fool, Flexner. Consider the latest problems that medical researchers face with one scientific solution — induced stem cells. Stem cells , of course, are the
After spending more than two months half a mile underground, rescue is close.
A landmark medical today a milestone in stem cell research for the first time ever doctors have injected human embryonic stem cells. Into a patient with a spinal cord injury. Embryonic stem cells have been at the center of an intense national debate and tonight the first chance for doctors to see.
First Study to Focus on How Patient With Spinal Cord Injuries Will React to Treatment
TUESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- With new rules in place that lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, health-care advocates are looking down the line and wondering when the first medical advances based on stem cells might occur. That will take some years
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MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government issued final guidelines Monday describing which embryonic stem cell lines will be eligible for government funding, effectively expanding the universe of stem cells that can be used for research. Going forward, researchers will have to
Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded.
At a White House ceremony attended by scientific leaders, President Obama on Monday ordered the National Institutes of Health to issue guidelines removing the Bush administration's limits on human embryonic stem cell research funding within 120 days. Obama also ordered the White House Office of