Navigation Links
Govt Keen To Propagate Stem Cell Research On Right Track

To avoid quackery in the field of stem cell therapy, and propagate the stem cell research on right track, the Government has decided to work on improving the protocols involved in this therapy. //

The system would be developed under the leadership of director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), according to Union health secretary P K Hota.

The decision comes as a reaction to the claim by Nutech Mediworld, a private clinic, to have used embryonic stem cell therapy for successfully treating 100 patients suffering from various diseases using the technique. Nutech Mediworld is registered with Vitro Fertilisation and Genetic Centre in Delhi.

Hota, who attended the launch of the book 'Human Embryonic Stem Cells: A Revolution in Therapeutics' a compilation of 100 clinical cases of human embryonic stem cells treatment done by a team led by fertility expert Dr Geeta Shroff, said that the government would soon put in place detailed operational guidelines on the stem cell research to resolve ethical issues concerning the fast emerging field which has the potential to cure a number of incurable diseases.

Mr Hota praised the work done by Dr Shroff who claimed to have cured many incurable and terminal diseases like paralysis, spinal injuries, genetic and auto-immune disorders and said stem cells have given a new hope for the future. He said the government would support any mechanism involving legitimate experiments.

However, he stressed that ''stem cells research needs some discipline, certain protocols and ethical issues need to be put in place. Setting up of system for actual treatment offering good work is required so that quackery could be avoided.''

A committee on dynamics of stem cell research will be set up to address the ethical issues involved in researches and therapies because these are important.

A practical guide of do's and don'ts associated with s tem cells would be prepared and ICMR would take a lead in this regard, he said. Significantly, Dr Shroff said that she had informed ICMR about all her research involving stem cells harvested from human embroys discarded during IVF treatment, ICMR has not yet approved them.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
2. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
3. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
4. Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids
5. Research of Ritalin
6. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
7. Researchers find new HIV hiding place
8. A Compilation of recent Diabetes Research articles
9. Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies
10. New standards for Human Research Safety
11. Research on Celiac Disease in children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... T.E.N., a technology and information ... ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of the ISE® Awards for both ... and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest ... surrounding areas, is initiating a charity drive that will raise funds earmarked to purchase ... John C. Tayloe Elementary School. , “My school is in a low-income area and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Donor ... in northern California and Nevada, announced a partnership with San Ramon Regional Medical Center. ... to the hospital’s facilities as a way to accommodate a more certain time frame ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... about foods choices that promote eye health. These articles generally list between five ... and health advocate Sharon Kleyne endorses every one of these lists and believes ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Healthcare careers in the medical laboratory, nursing, and in the imaging ... healthcare staffing leader Aureus Medical Group during the month of January. Aureus Medical specializes ... positions and in travel and direct hire opportunities in other allied health fields. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Laboratory glassware and plasticware include equipment, ... range from microscope slides to large storage boxes and ... glass because of its low weight and resistance to ... gaining popularity over the past decade when it was ... plastic in several applications due to its resistance to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Walgreens has committed to provide drug disposal kiosks ... D.C. as part of a program to combat ... advocacy organization As You Sow. Conrad MacKerron , ... on to unneeded drugs because they lack easily accessible collection ... --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice President at As ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016   ... the advancement of new health technologies, announced today " ... outstanding achievements in health tech over the past ten ... For nearly a decade, Health 2.0 has served ... and showcased and connected with thousands of technologies, companies, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: