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  • 2018
  • The ISSCR 2018 Annual Meeting went "down under" to Melbourne, Australia where 3,000 stem cell scientists, clinicians, and professionals from 52 countries gathered to share their latest research, network with colleagues, and explore the latest technologies driving the field forward. (isscr.org)
  • Amir Goldkorn, Western Section Council Chair invites you to submit your abstract for the 2018 WMRC in Carmel, CA. "This is a wonderful opportunity to present your research, network with other faculty and trainees, and perhaps even take home an AFMR award recognizing your work. (multibriefs.com)
  • ethical
  • Legal scholar Charo says a series of commissions starting in the 1970s have weighed the ethical concerns of fetal tissue research. (usf.edu)
  • In this way, ACT has avoided the ethical dilemmas of using previously viable fetal tissue as experimental tissue. (emutagen.com)
  • The FDA released a statement defending the contract and the research, saying that the agency is "committed to ensuring that its research is conducted responsibly, conforms with all legal requirements, and meets the highest ethical standards," and noting that this type of research is a "very small fraction" of the agencyďż˝ s work. (catholic.org)
  • The development of human pluripotent stem cell lines deserves close scientific examination, further evaluation of the promise of the research, and careful consideration and open discussion of the ethical and legal issues. (nih.gov)
  • As policy makers proceed to consider the scientific, ethical and societal issues raised by this research, it is absolutely essential to clarify terms and definitions. (nih.gov)
  • First, let me say that we understand and respect the different points of view that have been expressed about the important ethical and moral issues involved in this research. (nih.gov)
  • We are committed to proceeding in a careful and deliberate manner that recognizes the ethical, societal, and scientific issues of this area of research. (nih.gov)
  • There is no scientific or ethical basis for the proposed restriction on fetal tissue research, which would roll back decades of consensus in the U.S., irreparably delaying the development of new medical treatments. (scienceinpublic.com.au)
  • Scientists
  • The ISSCR is soliciting nominations to honor exceptional and innovative research and support for young scientists, through its extensive awards program. (isscr.org)
  • Scientists attempting to make new discoveries through the use of aborted fetal parts are "treating the aborted persons not as ends in themselves, but as a mean to some other end," said Zalot. (catholic.org)
  • The distribution of fetal body parts to scientists is a million-dollar industry. (freerepublic.com)
  • Scientists depend on human body parts for research they believe may yield breakthroughs in a number of diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, that affect millions of people. (freerepublic.com)
  • Many major universities declined to make scientists available for interviews about their fetal tissue work, saying they fear for the researchers' safety because the issue is so highly charged. (pbs.org)
  • Some scientists are looking for alternatives to fetal tissue, such as using adult cells that have been "reprogrammed" to their earlier forms. (pbs.org)
  • Scientists are also using fetal tissue to try to identify substances in adults that could be early warning signs of cancer, said Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, a molecular biologist at Johns Hopkins University. (pbs.org)
  • Scientists can also reprogram adult cells to act like embryonic stem cells, but these reprogrammed cells, while useful for research, have not been shown to be therapeutically safe . (slate.com)
  • Predictably, headlines have begun to emerge saying "Scientists say otherwise," citing attempts to curtail the use of federal funding for research using aborted fetal tissue. (c-fam.org)
  • Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, a medical research center, have identified the role of a key gene that controls how embryos form during the first few days of development. (multibriefs.com)
  • Scientists, patient advocate groups, venture capitalists and others banded together to win approval of the ballot initiative that created the state stem cell program, using Bush as a handy villain in the argument for more stem cell research. (blogspot.com)
  • Seventeen to 22 week gestational tissues (Advanced Biosciences Resources) were prepared in a biological safety hood by cutting the tissues into 1-2 mm3 pieces and placing them in a covered petri dish on ice in matrigel," the scientists wrote. (cnsnews.com)
  • The tissues were divided to give the surgeons approximately the same amount of liver tissue as thymus," the scientists wrote. (cnsnews.com)
  • therapies
  • Moreover, in March 2014, the chair of the FDA's Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee, looking into the issue of mitochondrial DNA transfer wrote to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (part of the UK's Department of Health) to warn that their panel had decided the science of mitochondrial donation was not safe. (erlc.com)
  • Fetal tissue has been essential in research used to develop therapies that have saved millions of lives, and it continues to be necessary for the future of medicine," he writes. (isscr.org)
  • In written and oral testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, former ISSCR president Sally Temple describes fetal tissue research as essential in studying and developing therapies for cancer, HIV, Zika, tuberculous, and other devastating diseases. (isscr.org)
  • Fetal tissue is still helping advance science, with research underway using cells from fetal tissue to evaluate therapies for conditions including Parkinson's disease, ALS, and spinal cord injury. (isscr.org)
  • The proposal to eliminate the long-standing federal funding for this critical research will set back the development of potential therapies for these and other infectious diseases. (scienceinpublic.com.au)
  • The recent federal crackdown on the use of fetal tissue in scientific research could well be a harbinger of an effort to revive restrictions on the use of human embryonic stem cells, placing a roadblock in the way of creation of therapies to treat often deadly afflictions that affect millions of Americans. (blogspot.com)
  • Ironically, the article by the pro-life group came almost exactly one year after the then president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Hans Clever , wrote on the Stat website that fetal tissue is absolutely necessary to produce cures and therapies. (blogspot.com)
  • treatments
  • Along with more than 100 patient and research groups opposing the bill, we believe it will put patients at risk and undermine the effective FDA Expanded Access Program already in place to give seriously ill patients access to experimental treatments. (isscr.org)
  • The ISSCR is pleased that federal prosecutors in the U.S. have taken action to halt the marketing and delivery of unproven stem cell treatments at clinics they allege are operating outside of FDA regulation. (isscr.org)
  • Fetal tissue is also necessary for the development of potential treatments for Zika virus and HIV/AIDS. (isscr.org)
  • Fetal tissue is also being used to understand and to develop potential treatments for global public health problems such as Zika virus and HIV/AIDS. (scienceinpublic.com.au)
  • spinal
  • Research on spinal cord injuries and eyesight-robbing macular degeneration involves transplanting fetal cells into patients. (pbs.org)
  • Researchers
  • The rapid advances in this field are having profound effects on how researchers conceive and pursue their work in traditional academic or research institutions and in commercial enterprises. (isscr.org)
  • Brain scans showed that the fetal cells were producing chemicals that the patients' brains had lacked, the researchers said. (nytimes.com)
  • If researchers are unable to work with fetal tissue, there is a huge list of diseases for which researchers would move much more slowly, rather than quickly, to find their cause and how they can be cured," Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said in an email. (pbs.org)
  • Researchers use fetal tissue to understand cell biology and human development. (pbs.org)
  • Opponents seized upon the proposal as ammunition to defeat the bill, while supporters brought forth numerous researchers who insisted that the bank would never work because the majority of such tissue has genetic abnormalities and other flaws, and is, therefore, unusable. (baltimoresun.com)
  • One of the many discoveries researchers made in preparing for the first trial was that fetal stem cells seemed to be the best stem cells for ALS treatment. (slate.com)
  • CNSNews.com) - A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made "humanized mice" by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age. (cnsnews.com)
  • The same government researchers had collaborated on another journal article about the "humanized" mouse with an NIH-funded researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital--which has an ongoing federal grant that also involves humanizing mice using human fetal livers and thymuses . (cnsnews.com)
  • The researchers stated that they "routinely produced cohorts of approximately 40 TKO-BLT mice from a single tissue donor. (cnsnews.com)
  • human tissue
  • LINDA TRACY: I cringe every time I hear the words sell or buy when it comes to human tissue of any kind. (usf.edu)
  • Legislators, pro-life groups, and ethicists have condemned a new government contract to obtain human tissue from aborted children for use in medical research and in the creation of "humanized mice. (catholic.org)
  • Because the sale of human tissue or body parts is prohibited by federal law, the traffickers have worked out an arrangement to expedite the process from which they all benefit and still remain within current interpretations of the law. (freerepublic.com)
  • unethical
  • The head of NIH , Frances Collins , has been a long-time supporter of unethical research and has a reputation of disinterest for the countless lives lost as long as it produces results. (blogspot.com)
  • characterization
  • The characterization of fetal bone cells is particularly important as the pattern of secreted proteins from osteoblasts has been shown to change during aging. (epfl.ch)
  • activists
  • This is also the kind of research that dangerously pairs the most vehement anti-abortionists with the kinder but not always gentler Green Activists, consecrating some strange bedfellows, i.e. (emutagen.com)
  • oppose
  • Those who oppose using human flesh for research wonder if knowing the gruesome details would make a difference to those who support the practice. (freerepublic.com)
  • The ongoing debate about when life begins has led many to oppose stem cell research on the grounds that it is immoral to destroy something that could eventually grow into a person. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Gearhart
  • John Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland has cultured fetal stem cells from the gonadal ridge of several aborted fetuses. (emutagen.com)
  • These findings, reported by Drs. John Gearhart from Johns Hopkins University and James Thomson from the University of Wisconsin, bring medical research to the edge of a new frontier that is extraordinarily promising. (nih.gov)
  • Diseases
  • The FDA further defended the use of aborted remains in research, saying the practice "has led to a better understanding of a number of conditions and diseases that affect millions of Americans. (catholic.org)
  • It stated: "This work was supported by the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA. (cnsnews.com)
  • support
  • But they are just the latest in a decades-long drive to halt federal support for the group. (krvs.org)
  • This round aims squarely at the collection of fetal tissue, an issue that had been mostly settled - with broad bipartisan support - in the early 1990s. (krvs.org)
  • Scientific progress requires that legislators and regulators around the world recognize and appreciate the value of research and actively support pro-science policies. (isscr.org)
  • They are "totally potent" or totally capable of forming all cells of the body, including the cells required to support embryonic and fetal development. (nih.gov)
  • These cells do not have the potential to form a human being, because they do not have the capacity to give rise to the cells of the placenta or other extraembryonic tissues necessary for implantation, nor can they support fetal development in the uterus. (nih.gov)
  • If we support organ and tissue donation from people who have died, why would we not also support it in this case? (ncfamily.org)
  • His track record not only includes support for fetal tissue research but also human-embryonic stem cell experimentation, human-animal chimeras and even human cloning . (blogspot.com)
  • intends
  • The fetal tissue the FDA intends to purchase would be injected into mice with compromised immune systems in order to create a "chimeric animal" with an immune system like that of a human being. (catholic.org)
  • In developing the important safeguards that will govern funding for this research, NIH intends to consult with those representative of a broad range of views. (nih.gov)
  • National Instit
  • She says the National Institutes of Health funds about $70 million a year in such research, but there's much more than that. (usf.edu)
  • From 2011 through 2014 alone, 97 research institutions - mostly universities and hospitals - received a total of $280 million in federal grants for fetal tissue research from the National Institutes of Health. (pbs.org)
  • immoral
  • This creates a serious concern for Catholics, who are effectively funding not just the research but the underlying immoral practices that provide the biological materials necessary for the research. (catholic.org)
  • experiment
  • But Dr. Widner cautioned that much work remains to be done before fetal cell implants move beyond experiment and become therapy. (nytimes.com)
  • The experiment, carried out last May on the son of Guy and Terri Walden of Houston while the child was still in the womb, was the first fetus-to-fetus tissue transplant to be tried in the United States. (nytimes.com)
  • liver
  • A cultured cell line composed of ES cell lines can unlock a cheap and fairly unlimited source for replacement of most tissue types (i.e. heart, liver, bone, brain). (emutagen.com)
  • clinical
  • Significantly fewer African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites say 'lack of trust' is a reason why individuals do not participate in clinical trials, indicating a more favorable perception of this research. (multibriefs.com)
  • Congress
  • Congress, in the Administrative Procedures Act of 1946, mandated that the number and text of all executive orders be published in the Federal Register , the official U.S. government record. (millennium-ark.net)
  • Congress twice votes to loosen the restrictions on funding for research using embryonic stem cells left over from in-vitro fertilization but President Bush vetoes the legislation both times. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner discuss final action on bills in Congress to address the opioid epidemic and fund federal health agencies. (californiahealthline.org)
  • work
  • It's spectacular," said Dr. C. Warren Olanow, a neurologist at the University of South Florida and a leader in fetal tissue work. (nytimes.com)
  • Dr. Roy Bakay, a neurosurgeon at Emory University who also is an expert in fetal tissue work, said the Swedish findings "tell us that we are on the right track. (nytimes.com)
  • Fetal tissue was "absolutely critical" to the development of a potential Ebola vaccine that has shown promise, said Dr. Carrie Wolinetz, an associate director at NIH, which last year handed out $76 million for work involving fetal tissue, or 0.2 percent of the agency's research budget. (pbs.org)
  • Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call talk about the Food and Drug Administration's latest actions to address teenagers' use of e-cigarettes, Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements and news about the uninsured from the latest federal Census report. (californiahealthline.org)
  • sale
  • The congressman said that as a state legislator he had authored a law prohibiting the sale of fetal body parts, and had written a similar bill in the House of Representatives. (catholic.org)
  • Under federal law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited. (allgov.com)
  • We want our doctors to have our health and well being at the top of their priority list, not potential dollar signs from the sale of our organs and other body tissue if we die. (ncfamily.org)