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Parkinson’s treated with therapeutic cloning

Parkinson’s disease is thought to be caused by missing dopamine neurons. Stem cell research has sought a way to restore the missing dopamine neurons, but often the immune system rejects the transplanted cells. Lorenz Studer, MD, Head of Stem Cell and Tumor Biology Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, feels that their latest study reduces the chances that […] Read more

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Key theme to keep stem cells in primitive state found

The Canadian scientists were like salmon swimming up the proverbial gene pool looking for the key to unlock a stem cell’s state. They believe that they have discovered it in a gene with a name that looks a lot like a calendar date—Oct4. What is still emerging from this research is how stem cells format […] Read more


Bush’s strike two against stem cell research

UPI reports that President Bush veteos stem cell research bill passed by Congress. According to the White House, Bush vetoed the, “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007” to maintain the current delicate balance of the nation’s stem-cell research policy. Bush said, “Compelling American taxpayers to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos would be […] Read more