Archive | August, 2010

Obama To Appeal Stem Cell Ruling


The US Justice Department said Tuesday it will appeal a judge’s decision to block federal funding for stem cell research. President Obama authorized the renewal of federal funding in March 2009, reversing a ban imposed by his predecessor George W. Bush in 2001 on moral and religious grounds. “I can confirm we plan to appeal,” [...]

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Obama Stem Cell Regulations Temporarily Blocked


In what we hope is a decision that will be quickly reversed, a federal judge today temporarily blocked President Obama’s administration regulations expanding stem cell research. The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government’s new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that [...]

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Child Star of “The Lion King” Receives Cord Blood Transplant


Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old star of the hit Broadway show, received an umbilical-cord blood transplant this week at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Long Island. Shannon suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia, and the best treatment for her would have been a bone marrow transplant. Last month, the cast members of “The Lion King,” held a [...]

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FDA Approves Continuation of Spinal Cord Repair Research


Geron can move forward with its early-stage trial of an embryonic stem cell treatment after the Food and Drug Administration lifted a clinical hold after almost a year. The California based company first launched the study of GRNOPC1, which could potentially fix spinal cord injuries with the use of progenitor cells, that help restore nerve [...]

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Cord Blood America Signs DNA Testing Deal


Cord Blood America announced that within 90 days it will begin selling DNA Predisposition testing services in conjunction with The DNA Shop. The test involves taking a couple of droplets of blood from both mother’s blood draw, and from baby’s umbilical cord blood, for testing purposes. CBAI currently collects maternal blood samples with the umbilical [...]

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