Archive for March, 2011

Wis. Mom to Speak About Stem Cell Transplant at MN Capitol

The mother of a Wisconsin boy who received a stem cell transplant here in Minnesota will share their story Thursday at the State Capitol. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has been following Charlie Knuth’s progress since December when he received the transplant at …

Imperfections mar hopes for reprogrammed stem cells

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When scientists announced 5 years ago they could reprogram ordinary skin cells into behaving like embryonic stem cells, religious conservatives and others who opposed the use of stem cells cheered the advance.

Minn. Mother Worries Over Stem Cell Research Bill

Lawmakers at the state capitol Thursday are debating a bill over stem cell research. As lawmakers consider the bill, some Minnesota families are discussing the importance of this type of medical research and worry over it going away. Trisha Knuth, the …

Muscular dystrophy findings fuel French stem cell debate

There is no cure for the group of hereditary muscle-wasting diseases known as muscular dystrophy. That is particularly alarming because one of its commonest forms — type 1 myotonic dystrophy — becomes more serious as it passes down the generations …

Human embryonic stem cells provide new insight into muscular dystrophy

Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common inherited muscular dystrophy in adults. New research published by Cell Press online on March 31st in the journal Cell Stem Cell, uses human embryonic stem cells to make a clinically-important contribution to the understanding of this disease, and highlights the incredible potential that embryonic stem cells hold for unraveling the complex molecular mechanisms involved in a variety of human conditions.

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Completes $2 Million Equity Offering

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – March 31, 2011) – Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS) (“SCT” or “Stem Cell Therapeutics”) announces that it has completed its previously announced offering of Units. An aggregate of 18,181,819 Units were issued at …

Stem Cell Therapeutics Closes $2 Mln Equity Offering – Quick Facts

(RTTNews) – Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (SSS.V: News ) Thursday said it completed its previously announced offering of Units. An aggregate of 18.18 million units were issued at a price of $0.11 per unit, representing gross proceeds of $2 million. Each …

State Legislature passes bills including restrictions on stem cell research

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Tuesday afternoon that includes a ban on state or federal funds being used for certain types of stem cell research. Hours later, the state House of Representatives passed Sandwiched in the Senate’s omnibus appropriations …

World Stem Cell Report To Be Published In Regenerative Medicine

The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and Future Medicine have announced that its 2011/12 World Stem Cell Report will be published as a special supplement to the award- winning, peer-reviewed journal Regenerative Medicine…

Stem Cell Voice Box Transplant Trials Could Begin In 2013, UK

Speaking at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science meeting in York, Professor Martin Birchall will announce that the first clinical trials for stem cell voice transplants will begin in 2013, thanks to a million pounds provided by the Medical …