31 Dec 2005 08:01 am
DNA test results showed samples from Prof. Hwang Woo-suk’s laboratory matched the body cells of the patients, which could mean that Hwang’s team has at least partially succeeded in creating patient-tailored stem-cell lines, according to news reports in cable channel YTN.
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31 Dec 2005 07:57 am
Amid the news of stem cell research fabrication investigation into the works of Prof. Hwang Woo-suk (Hwanggate) which is rocking South Korea and the stem cell research community worldwide, there is finally some good news for the scientist. DNA tests categorically prove that Snuppy is truly cloned from Afgan terrier Tai.
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Advocacy& Stem Cell
28 Dec 2005 08:25 am
Dolly creator, Scientist Ian Wilmut, said stem cell therapy should be used on consenting terminally-ill patients.
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The House of Representatives voted to pass HR 2520 - the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act - written by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The non-controversial legislation had earlier passed the House of Representatives in May by a vote of 431-1 and was slightly altered before passage by the Senate Friday night.
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Sweden government is planning to create an umbilical cord blood bank to treat deadly diseases like leukemia more effectively.
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18 Dec 2005 06:01 am
Angie McDonald, 32, of Oxton, Merseyside, presumably the first person in the world to be undergoing stem cell treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia, is travelling to the Netherlands to undergo the procedure to combat this rare neurological condition.
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This is a compilation of cord blood banks across India, grouped by cities. Feel free to send in additions/corrections.
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07 Dec 2005 01:34 am
Ion channels discovered in human embryonic stem cells will make the cells safer for clinical use announced University of Hong Kong.
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Britain will double its spending on stem cell research to 100 million pounds in the next two years. Chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown said the funds will be invested in pre-commercial aspects of the research.
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Cancer& Stem Cell
03 Dec 2005 08:34 am
A new way to inhibit prostrate cancel cells have been discovered by Norman Maitland, professor of molecular biology at the Yorkshire Cancer Research Unit (YCR) at the University of York, and his colleague Dr Anne Collins, which could prevent recurrence of the disease.
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