Navigation Links
US Senate Approves Embryo-research Plan Despite President's Refusal

The US Senate voted to expand federal funding for research on new human embryonic stem cells, setting the stage for George W. Bush's first veto of his presidency.//

The 63-37 vote followed two days of debate that pitted the promise of new disease cures against deep questions of conscience, especially among Bush's supporters on the religious right who view embryos as human life and oppose the measure.

Tuesday's vote was coloured by election-year politics and personal views that cut across party lines. The House of Representatives - Republican-controlled, like the Senate - had passed the bill last year.

White House spokesman Tony Snow reiterated before the vote that Bush would veto the measure.

"The president believes strongly that for the purpose of research it's inappropriate for the federal government to finance something that many people consider murder. He's one of them," Snow said.

The measure would lift restrictions Bush imposed in August 2001 on the grounds that the research destroys human embryos.

Scientists, eager to explore the potential for treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes, have pressed the government to ease the restrictions.

So has Senate Republican majority leader Bill Frist, a key White House ally in Congress who broke with Bush over stem-cell research last year.

Others who appealed to Bush to change his mind included former first lady Nancy Reagan, whose late husband Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Frist, a medical doctor, argued Monday that the limitations will "slow our ability to bring potential new treatments for certain diseases."

Bush in 2001 limited federal research to 78 stem-cell lines derived from fertilized human eggs. Creating new lines would have involved the destruction of human embryos.

The government has since admitted that man y of the cell lines are contaminated, cutting the useable number to 22.

With polls showing most Americans support stem-cell research, opposition Democrats are seeking to capitalise on the issue in campaigning for mid-term Congressional elections in November.

But it appears unlikely that the 100-member Senate would muster the needed 67 votes to override a presidential veto.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Senate assures ban on smoking
2. US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans
3. Senate Committee Approves Telemedicine Mental Health Bill
4. US Senate Passes Stem Cell Research Bill
5. FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring
6. FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Viread
7. FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch
8. FDA Approves New Arthritis Drug, Bextra
9. FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema
10. FDA Approves New Anti-Clotting Drug
11. FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... Six greater Bay Area roller derby leagues ... “Make ‘em Bleed,” the most widely attended series of blood drives in California, beginning July ... blood over the past 4 years -- enough to have helped to save up to ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, ... ... for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) will host its 2017 Process Validation and ... concurrent events offer comprehensive solutions to process validation lifecycle challenges faced by ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... has opened in Jupiter. The state of the art center will provide ... treatments with a goal of providing heart patients longer lives. , North American ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... specialty pharmacies, has released an updated version of the HCV Treatment Path app ... treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. All of the latest HCV medications ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... Creative Pharmacist and ... provide the Pharmacist eCare Plan to Computer-Rx pharmacies through the STRAND ... ability to develop the Pharmacist eCare Plan, a shared document detailing a patient’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... SPRING, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE ... United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced ... financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July ... Therapeutics will host a teleconference on Thursday, July 27, ... accessible by dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  ...
(Date:7/19/2017)... 19, 2017  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with Secretary ... Family Assistance Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers back ... with their families one last time before being deployed. ... travel and logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako Medical ... their families. We just wish we could bring them ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... July 13, 2017 It should come as no ... is in the midst of a crippling opioid epidemic. ... 1999, the number of overdose deaths from opiate-based medications has ... half a million dead from 2001 to 2015". During this ... hydrocodone has similarly quadrupled, drawing a compelling link between prescription ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: