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Stem cell therapy triggers tumor

The Scientist: Newsblog “A neural stem cell transplant from fetal cells performed in Russia led to a brain tumor in a teenage boy, researchers in this...

Guidelines target stem cell medical tourism

Amednews.com [American Medical News] “Growing numbers of clinics abroad are marketing unproven, costly stem cell therapies to medical tourists and “exploiting patients’ hopes,” according to a...

Pfizer to buy Wyeth in $68-billion deal

Nature News “One of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies is set to get even larger. Pfizer announced on 26 January that it intends to acquire Wyeth,...

Stem cell transplants show promise for MS: study

Reuters “CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune...

Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time

Nature News “US regulatory agency gives the go-ahead for first clinical trials of a human embryonic stem-cell treatment [by Geron].” Read more &raquo

Stem-Cell Research: The Quest Resumes

Time Magazine “Scientific inspiration can come from anywhere “Ó a person, an event, even an experiment gone awry. But perhaps nothing can drive innovation more powerfully...

U.S. Revokes Stem Cell Patent

NY Times “The United States Patent and Trademark Office has made a preliminary decision to revoke fundamental patents on human embryonic stem cells that some scientists...

Disease mimicked in culture

Nature, Editor’s Summary “The inherited disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), one of the most common neurological disorders causing death in childhood, is caused by mutations in...

Salary for CIRM head despite deficit

Nature “The board of California's state stem-cell agency has voted to pay its chairman a salary, even as the state plunges deeper into financial crisis.” Read...

US stem-cell research expands

Nature News “Nearly 11 years after Wisconsin-led researchers reported the first isolation of human embryonic stem cells, the field became eligible this week for broad research...

Scientist: Stem Cells Could End Animal Testing

CNN.com “LONDON, England (CNN) — As well as their potential for creating effective therapies for debilitating diseases, embryonic stem cells could open the door to improved...