Navigation Links
University of Minnesota's Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Experts Available for Interviews on What Lifting the Federal Funding Restrictions Will Mean to Stem Cell Research and to Patients Who Stand to Benefit
Date:1/29/2009

ing approved human hESC lines could use only about 1 percent of those available." Kaufman is studying the development of normal blood cells and creating populations of "natural killer" white blood cells that specialize in attacking cancer cells or HIV. He has used hESCs from federally approved lines to make natural killer cells, but looks forward to having a wider choice of cells to work with.

Meri Firpo, assistant professor in the Stem Cell Institute in the Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and in the Schulze Diabetes Institute at the University of Minnesota

Firpo works on stem cell biology, and potential transplantation therapies for diabetes using human embryonic stem cells as well as other types of stem cells. If former President Bush's federal funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research are lifted, it will have a major impact, Firpo says. The University of Minnesota's dedication to innovative stem cell research with private funding has made it possible for Firpo to continue developing new embryonic stem cell lines and doing research on those stem cell lines with nongovernmental funds. However, researchers at other institutions have not been as fortunate; their universities haven't provided the infrastructure or support needed to continue. With the funding restrictions lifted, more researchers will be able to share even new stem cell lines. "Being able to share with more people will have a huge impact," she says. Because of the federal funding restrictions, many researchers were hesitant to get into the field of human embryonic stem cells. The national policy change is already impacting the U of M Stem Cell Institute; Enrollment is booming in its NIH-funded course on hESCs. Taught every three months, it is for researchers who want to learn how to grow the cells.


'/>"/>
SOURCE University of Minnesota
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is Site for Ohio Dental Associations Give Kids a Smile State Kick-Off Program ... Legislators, Health Officials, Special Dignitaries to Attend Childrens Free Dental Care Program
2. eFoodSafety Enters Research Agreement with University of Minnesota to Test New Food-Grade Antiviral for Swine Influenza Virus
3. Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Select MxSecure, Inc., as Their Medical Transcription Vendor of Choice
4. Staten Island University Hospital Chooses Advantedge Healthcare Solutions for Employed Physician Billing
5. University of Michigans Zell Lurie Institute Welcomes Erik Gordon as Associate Director
6. Oklahoma State University researchers make breakthrough against poxviruses
7. Turner Selected to Construct Replacement Hospital for University Medical Center at Princeton
8. University HealthSystem Consortium Announces Dual Award for Patient Satisfaction Measurement Services
9. University Medical Pharmaceuticals Appoints Tom Roche as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
10. Charles Drew University executive vice president selected to be Research!America ambassador
11. Jeremy Gilbert of Syracuse University to Chair Conference on Materials for Medical Devices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Women’s health specialist, Dr. Amber ... Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical ... more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will provide ... stages of a women’s life. She is accepting new ... Westerville and Dublin. , Dr. Murphy offers a wide ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... fitness expertise, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, international ... CPT, is excited to announce the release of the ... , After many years of coaching thousands of individuals ... nutrition tracking app that does not require calorie counting ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Myoderm announced today the ... their CentralSource service. Matthew will play ... drug sourcing, distribution, and management service for international ... of industry experience, in both business development and ... their international success to help clients manage their ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 National Teen Driver ... of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, http://www.ohioaap.org ... in encouraging parents of teen drivers to talk to their ... road. , Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of ... drivers involved in fatal crashes, and 859 (42%) of those ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Punzoné , the first line of ... a lot to celebrate this month. October marks Italian Heritage ... and contributions of Americans of Italian heritage and Italians in ... it shares its favorite Italian cocktails and encourages everyone to ... even if it is only in a glass. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2Health News:Ohio AAP Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 4
... of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a possible target ... can invade the bloodstream, which can lead to severe ... 750,000 people affected in the United States each year, ... Care Medicine. , "The growth of bacterial pathogens in ...
... study provides valuable insight into a previously undescribed ... research, published by Cell Press in the February ... of the fundamental processes that contribute to breast ... receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3/AIB1) plays key roles in cell ...
... Rutgers have unlocked some of the mysteries of how ... of vitamin A present in the maternal blood stream. ... of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. , The ... facilitates the formation of vitamin A stores in the ...
... Seventh Annual American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet ... Cross Initiatives, WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 The ... Cabinet with fifteen new,members, Emmy Award winner Patricia ... Garth, actor Masi Oka, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, ...
... people to stay active, helps reduce arthritis ... pain through ... today a,partnership with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of TYLENOL(R),Arthritis Pain, ... reduce arthritis pain. Through this new collaboration,participating YMCAs will introduce members ...
... The Geriatric Oncology,Consortium ("The GOC") announced today that ... to the Tampa Bay area., The GOC, a ... and educational network of Oncology healthcare,providers with a mission ... raise awareness and funds for this effort, the GOC ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers find possible target to treat deadly bloodstream infections 2Health News:Atypical protein kinase C stabilizes SRC-3 levels in breast cancer cells 2Health News:Rutgers researchers unlock mysteries of vitamin A metabolism during embryonic development 2Health News:Rutgers researchers unlock mysteries of vitamin A metabolism during embryonic development 3Health News:Celebrities Join the American Red Cross in 2008 to Help Change Lives 2Health News:Celebrities Join the American Red Cross in 2008 to Help Change Lives 3Health News:Celebrities Join the American Red Cross in 2008 to Help Change Lives 4Health News:YMCA of the USA and McNeil Consumer Healthcare Partner to Promote Health for Older Adults 2Health News:YMCA of the USA and McNeil Consumer Healthcare Partner to Promote Health for Older Adults 3Health News:Geriatric Oncology Consortium (GOC) Announces Tampa Bay Road Rally to Raise Awareness for the Treatment of Seniors With Cancer 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Officer (CFO), has notified the Board of Directors of his decision ... career opportunity as CFO of Severn Trent plc.  James will leave ... commence a search for a new CFO immediately. Flemming ... build and lead a high-quality finance team at Shire. We are ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Oct. 17, 2014 ... healthcare landscape, the Medical Affairs function has come ... metrics, allocating resources efficiently and managing globalization.  ... at Best Practices, LLC is dedicated to providing ... issues. The Medical Affairs Consortium is a service ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , October 17, 2014 ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... to their offering.       (Logo: ... disease in China ... changes in consumption concept, dietary habit, way ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 2Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 3Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 4Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 2China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 3
Claes Shielded Retinotomy Scissors, Vertical...
... DxSelect is intended for qualitatively detecting antibodies ... serum. The test is indicated for testing ... an aid in the presumptive laboratory diagnosis ... intended for self-testing, and this test is ...
... Indirect immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) test for ... IgG antibodies to St. Louis Encephalitis virus ... Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE), and California Encephalitis/La ... 8-well slides with fixed individual spots of ...
... immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) test ... semi-quantitation of human serum ... viral capsid antigen (VCA). ... 12-well slides, FITC IgG ...
Medicine Products: