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NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...rom adult bone marrow. So the controversy over the ethical implications of embryonic stem-cell research, in her case, is moot. An adult stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that builds and maintains tissues and organs, and which can renew itself through cell division. Stem cells are harvested from bone marr...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...France discussed the ‘North-South co-operation and ethical issues?in genomic research. The second day of the workshop (5 March) focused more closely on health research in the context of the EU-MPC partnership. Michel Pletschette, representing the Research Directorate-General, which helped support the event,...

Roche clinical trial registry and results database launched

...ll its activities are performed in accordance with ethical and regulatory requirements. Moreover, Roche is st... review is a key prerequisite for maintaining high ethical standards in Roche’s clinical trials and development activities. In addition, Roche adheres to the “...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...f red cells. A filtration approach also avoids the ethical issues associated with diagnostic testing, such as alerting a blood donor that he or she has an invariably fatal disease. Regardless, there are no available diagnostic tests sensitive enough to identify asymptomatic vCJD infected people. Measures to...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...use no embryos are destroyed, it would bypass many ethical issues. "If it is as he said, it would be spectacu...Cs for fusion with adult cells. Then there is the ethical issue, which is again exercising Congress. With Verlinsky's method, federally funded researchers cou...

UN votes to ban human cloning

...been welcomed by many as a clear expression of the ethical norms that should guide scientific research. South Africa abstained because it believes therapeutic cloning aims at protecting human life and is, therefore, inconsistent with the Declaration. It will continue to control therapeutic cloning strictly....

Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says

... Palo Alto, CA discuss international oversight and ethical issues in oocyte donation, including the need to promote realistic expectations of the outcomes of stem cell research. The Korean researchers who performed this stem cell research improved upon their protocols that yielded the first embryonic stem c...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

... Palo Alto, CA discuss international oversight and ethical issues in oocyte donation, including the need to promote realistic expectations of the outcomes of stem cell research. The Korean researchers who performed this stem cell research improved upon their protocols that yielded the first embryonic stem c...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...ntries plan for rationing, so that the medical and ethical mistakes of the past are not repeated." ...

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

...e) that the research also solves the practical and ethical problems associated with obtaining human samples of primordial germ cells (PGCs), which are the ancestral cells that eventually form eggs and sperm (gametes). "Investigating the mechanisms of human primordial germ cell and gamete development is impor...

Why were the HIV prevention trials in commercial sex workers abandoned?

..."Those who will suffer the most from the misguided ethical imperialism that derailed the PREP trials do not live in Paris, but as usual in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Phnom Penh, and Calcutta." ### Citation: Singh JA, Mills EJ (2005) The abandoned trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV: What went wrong? PLo...

Gap-climbing fruit flies reveal components of goal-driven behaviors

...ebrates rather than in mice or cats involves fewer ethical problems and is less-expensive research. Using noninvasive neurogenetic techniques for the analysis of the underlying motor-control system, Pick and Strauss showed that in order to reach a goal, flies compose complex motor patterns from different be...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

...r this research, brain tissues were obtained, with ethical consent, from autopsies on alcoholic subjects. Scientists used modern molecular techniques to study the control mechanisms (genes) and building blocks (proteins) of the main component of white matter ?the myelin. They found that the expression of gen...

AACR Favors 'full spectrum of stem cell research biology'

...rength of professional integrity and long-standing ethical principles, and profound respect for human life," added Matrisian, who also is professor and chair of the department of cancer biology at Vanderbilt. The association's statement is equally vehement in its rejection of any technology, including stem ...

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

...rovides medical researchers and physicians with an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells for the first time. The study, funded by the UK Government's Department of Trade and Industry, is led by Dr Colin McGuckin and Dr Nico Forraz from Kingston University's School of Life Sciences. It represents a...

Insight into the processes of 'positive' and 'negative' learners

...rovides medical researchers and physicians with an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells for the first time. The study, funded by the UK Government's Department of Trade and Industry, is led by Dr Colin McGuckin and Dr Nico Forraz from Kingston University's School of Life Sciences. It represents a...

Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania

...rovides medical researchers and physicians with an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells for the first time. The study, funded by the UK Government's Department of Trade and Industry, is led by Dr Colin McGuckin and Dr Nico Forraz from Kingston University's School of Life Sciences. It represents a...

Biotechnology's newest chemical tool

...searchers are addressing all necessary medical and ethical issues for implantation in human volunteers. A clinical partner has been identified and the Local Ethical Committee has given the approval for the clinical validation of CYBERHAND system, which should begin in 2006. Some companies have expressed int...

PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection

...cs committee that approved the trial, looks at the ethical issues surrounding the trial. Nandi Siegfried, lead author of a recent Cochrane systematic review of male circumcision and HIV, considers the trial's strengths and weaknesses. ...

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

...ur study was to provide a scientific basis for the ethical debate," says Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch, le...Council on Bioethics, ANT has been described as an ethical alternative to somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), also known as therapeutic cloning. For SCNT, ...

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