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Thomson lends perspective to stem cell expectations

Madison, Wis. - When scientists look back at this early period in human embryonic stem cell discovery, they might regret the hype surrounding this controversial research, but they won't be able to accuse the man who derived stem cells from embryos of contributing to it.

Outlining some of the remaining challenges for stem cell researchers, University of......

Full article >>> -dynamics.com">Cellular Dynamics International. His partners in that venture are fellow UW-Madison researchers Craig January and Timothy Kamp.

The company plans to introduce a test for drug candidates for heart toxicity, and hopes to do limited cardiac toxic testing in human cardio myocytes - beating heart cells - in the first quarter of next year.

"It's Craig January's prior......

Full article >>> ould say is, as much as this is important to people, it's worthwhile looking at the track records of both individuals and voting accordingly."

Thomson also said he doesn't worry that a challenge to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's stem cell patents will result in their being overturned or altered. That, he suggested, is WARF's concern. "So Carl [Gulbrandsen, WARF's managing dire......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 10/07/06


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