Archive | July, 2009

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Federal Restrictions On Stem Cell Research Loosened

Embryonic stem cell research saw an ease in funding restrictions this week, when the National Institute of Health announced federal funds may be used to work with already existing human embryonic stem cell lines. The National Institute of Health ’s guidelines follow President Barack Obama’s original lift of the Bush Administration’s research restrictions in March. [...]

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Autism and Stem Cells

Scientists like Dr Leonard Smith and his team of researchers believe that autism is characterized by the following: Hypoperfusion – A reduction in the amount of oxygen supplied to the brain. A reduced oxygen supply causes damage to the tissue of the brain and means that the brain can no longer function properly. Immune Dysregulation [...]

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GE Getting Into the Stem Cell Business

General Electric is entering into a venture with Geron Corp to commercially develop products from human embryonic stem cells, including developing sample human cells that drug companies can use to test the toxicity of new drugs. Geron Corp, a U.S. biotech company, is already devoted to developing and harvesting human embryonic stem cells for various [...]

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July Is Cord Blood Awareness Month

July has been designated as “Cord Blood Awareness Month” by the Cord Blood Registry. Hoping to raise awareness about the medical value of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, which have been used for more than 20 years to treat nearly 80 diseases. In addition, research studies are underway evaluating the use of a [...]

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