Archive for October, 2009

Pro-life NU regents face tough choice on stem cell research

In less than three weeks, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents is expected to decide whether NU scientists should be allowed to pursue expanded embryonic stem cell research under newly relaxed federal guidelines.

Stem cells shedding light on inherited disease, infertility

U.S. researchers have found a way to turn embryonic stem cells into the cells that make eggs and sperm, which will give insight into a stage of early development that, until now, has been unable to be studied closely. The results of the study, headed …

Stem-cell cure for Dasmunshi

After spending almost a year in Indian hospitals, ailing Congress leader Priyaranjan Dasmunshi was sent to Germany for stem cell treatment at Duesseldorf on Friday night. The German hospital has informed that Dasmunshi will have to stay there for at least 10 days.

$16 Million Grant From State Stem Cell Agency To Speed Research Of Stem Cell-Based Treatment For Age-Related Macular …

Physician-researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) received a nearly $16 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund the development of a stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among the elderly. Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

For Development Of Novel Stem Cell Treatments For Heart Attack Patients, Cedars-Sinai Researchers Awarded $5.5 Million

A team of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute stem cell researchers led by Eduardo Marbán, M.D., Ph.D. has been awarded a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund research leading to clinical trials of new treatments for heart attack patients.

Protection of Stem Cell-Derived Lymphocytes in a Primate AIDS Gene …

There is currently no effective AIDS vaccine, emphasizing the importance of developing alternative therapies. Recently, a patient was successfully transplanted with allogeneic, naturally resistant CCR5-negative (CCR5?32) cells, setting the stage for …

UCSF Diabetes, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Grants To Drive Development Of Therapies

Two teams of UCSF scientists have received grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance their stem cell based strategies for treating diabetes and brain tumors. The intent of the grants is for teams to file new drug applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within four years, driving potential therapies toward clinical trials. The two grants, awarded to collaborative scientific teams, total $39.2 million.

$16 Million Grant From State Stem Cell Agency To Speed Research Of Stem Cell-Based Treatment For Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Physician-researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) received a nearly $16 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund the development of a stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among the elderly. Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

Catholic Diocese To Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Vote

Bishop Paul Swain is asking the 128,000 parishoners in the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese to not take part in efforts to legalize embryonic stem cell research.

Geron could resume stem cell trial

Geron Corp., a Menlo Park-based stem cell research company, has moved closer to a federal approval that would allow it to resume its testing of an embryonic stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …