March 2005

23 Mar 2005 05:42 am

AIIMS To Give Proof of Stem Cell Research

"Positron Emission Tomography is being installed at AIIMS next month, through which we will get the final proof of our work on heart patients. All the patients would be screened for finding how viable our work was and would also study various heart tissues of the patients metabolically," Dr P Venugopal, director AIIMS, said. 

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16 Mar 2005 04:23 am

An injection to cure diabetes

Stem-cell startup Viacell’s experimental therapy procedure (tested so far on mice) is to take pancreatic tissue from cadaver and isolate the stem cells, which matures into islet cells.
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12 Mar 2005 07:58 pm

Way to go: Britain talks tough on stem cell research

The Government today said: “The UN declaration is non-binding and has no legal status, but it calls on countries to prohibit all forms of human cloning. This is totally unacceptable to the UK government which strongly supports stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research which involves the use of cloning technology. Stem cell research could lead to new treatments for serious and fatal diseases that affect millions of people.”

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12 Mar 2005 07:56 pm

Stupidity on the rise: UN approves human cloning ban

It is of much regret that the ban on human cloning has been passed in the UN, however symbolic it may be.
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07 Mar 2005 10:08 pm

How the ban on adult stem cells affects the fight against diabetes

Harvard researcher Dr. Denise Faustman thinks she can cure type 1 (or juvenile) diabetes. She’s done it in mice and wants to try it on humans. She’s gotten financial backing from the Lee Iacocca Foundation and other groups, but needs millions more.

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