Archive for August, 2010

Stem cell science

Re: Aug. 31 letters by Pat Knepley, “Tilting the debate,” and James Willis, “Wrong on the facts”: The highly emotional responses to Bonnie Erbe’s “Stem-cell ruling the height of cruelty” ignore some important information on the topic and thus give a distorted presentation of the subject. This calls for clarification.

US seeks restoration of embryonic stem cell research funding

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asked a federal judge yesterday to lift a restraining order that could undercut federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The Justice Department filed its request …

Stem Cell Restraining Order Appealed By Obama Administration

What’s Your Reaction? WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday asked a federal judge to lift a restraining order that it says could undercut federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

Briefing: U.S. seeks revision of stem cell ruling

But many more DNA variants have been linked to obesity in the past three years, said Ruth Loos, program leader at Cambridge University’s Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit and the study’s senior author.

DOJ Asks Judge to Stay Injunction in Stem Cell Case

The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to stay his ruling last month that blocks the government from funding research that involves human embryonic stem cells. Last week, Chief Judge …

Obama administration appeals order blocking stem cell research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday asked a federal judge to lift a restraining order that it says could undercut federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The Justice Department filed its …

Stem-cell ruling threatens Stanford research

by Sue Dremann Embryonic stem-cell research by Stanford University researchers could be terminated under a preliminary U.S. District Court ruling — even if stem cells are involved in only part of the research. Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction Aug. 23 suspending federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Unlicensed clinics contribute to stem cell confusion

Stem cell research is on the tip of everyone’s tongue and regularly in the news, but a panel of British health officials warns that a global crop of unlicensed clinics is taking advantage of all the publicity. Clinics in places as varied as Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Russia and China offer stem cell therapies with high [...]

Inconvenient Facts About Stem-Cell Research

When he announced his policy expanding federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, President Barack Obama was not timid about proclaiming its benefits. It would, he announced, hasten “a day when words …

Obama Administration Asks Court to Unfreeze Embryonic Stem Cell Research

ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue, Jason Ryan and Jake Tapper report: The Obama administration filed court papers on Wednesday asking a federal judge to suspend an order he issued last week that blocked the use of …