WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama plans to reverse a ban on government funding for embryonic stem cell research next week, fulfilling a campaign promise on what has long been a divisive moral issue in the US, media reported Friday.
TORONTO - In a breakthrough in medical sciences, Canadian researchers have pioneered a new method to turn skin tissues into stem cells.
Expensive, sham stem cell therapies are being hawked directly to desperate patients over the Internet, experts say. In response, the leading organization of stem cell scientists on Wednesday issued guidelines to steer research in the field toward responsible, practical uses.The new guidelines were published in the December issue of Cell Stem Cell.
Barack Obama’s victory has raised hope for the Fox Foundation for fund raising for stem cell research. The mood was giddy at the annual fundraiser benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation a day after the Presidential election.
It is said that in democracy, the ultimate authority lies in the hands of people. People will decide the future of the country. It seems the words are come true in case of embryonic stem cell research in Michigan.
Stem cell is the next big thing in the world of medicine and science. But unfortunately, it is facing many hurdles and restrictions. More wonder, progressive western countries are not free from restrictions like all these.
In a major research of its kind, the Harvard University stem cell researcher have found an alternative to embryonic stem cells. Thus it is likely to bring an end to the political and ethical tempest that has embroiled hopes for a new generation of medical treatments.