Navigation Links
States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S.
Date:12/14/2010

TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the human embryonic stem cell research conducted in the United States is funded by states, not the federal government, a new study reveals.

The study also found substantial variation in the extent to which states prioritized human embryonic stem cell research, and that much of the research performed in states could likely have been funded under federal government guidelines established in 2001.

Study author Aaron Levine, an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, created an online searchable database that offers detailed information about stem cell research grants handed out by six states -- California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and New York -- between December 2005 and December 2009. The database will be updated each year.

"While the federal government still contributes more to stem cell research overall, each year since 2007, these six states have funded more human embryonic stem cell research than the federal government," Levine said in a Georgia Tech news release.

"From what I could tell, only a relatively small portion of the stem cell research supported by these states was clearly ineligible for federal funding," he added.

The share of stem cell funding given for human embryonic stem cell research varied widely -- from 97 percent in Connecticut and 75 percent in California to only 21 percent in New Jersey and New York.

Levine said this may be because some states, such as New York, are focusing on a new technology called induced pluripotent stem cells, which are derived from adult body cells rather than embryos.

The study was published in the Dec. 7 online edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about stem cells.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Georgia Institute of Technology, news release, Dec. 9, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Cholera and vaccine experts urge United States to stockpile vaccine
2. Preterm birth rates improve in most states
3. States Urged to Fill Gap in Helping Smokers Quit
4. Smokeless Tobacco Use Widespread in Some States
5. Cholesterol-lowering drug shrinks enlarged prostates in hamster model
6. Teen Birth-Rate Disparities Persist Among States
7. New study finds positive return on investment for states that invest in quit smoking treatments
8. Penn study sheds light on how the brain shifts between sleep/awake states under anesthesia
9. Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
10. Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in United States
11. World-Renowned Spiritual Master Panache Desai Brings The Power of Connection™ to More than 20 States Throughout the Remainder of 2010
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S.
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and ... in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary ... of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... will discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June ... share their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics ... significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of ... shares of common stock, at the public offering ... shares in the offering were offered by GBT. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: