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  • transplant
  • 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)
  • Freed and LeVay demonstrate how three U.S. presidents prevented fetal-cell transplant work in PD (there are no substitutes for the specific cells involved), thereby harming potentially treatable patients and their families. (sirsi.net)
  • Freed, director of the neuroscience and neurotransplant programs at the University of Colorado, organized some of the earliest American fetal tissue transplant experiments on Parkinson's Disease patients in 1995. (sirsi.net)
  • therapies
  • 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)
  • The FY2018 Discretionary Budget Plan put forward by the U.S. Administration includes dramatic cuts in funding for science and research programs that would threaten biomedical research and its translation into new therapies for millions of people worldwide. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • scientists
  • The ISSCR is soliciting nominations to honor exceptional and innovative research and support for young scientists, through its extensive awards program. (isscr.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Experts say stem cells have already substituted for fetal tissue for some purposes, but that scientists still need fetal tissue to learn basic information about how organs form, or help them simulate certain diseases in the test tube. (ktar.com)
  • Parkinson's
  • After much experience with Parkinson's disease (PD), clinical and research neuroscientist Freed decided the best approach to treating it would be attempting to repair the brain. (sirsi.net)
  • 2018
  • 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)
  • Gearhart
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • ethical
  • In this way, ACT has avoided the ethical dilemmas of using previously viable fetal tissue as experimental tissue. (emutagen.com)
  • 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)
  • Indeed, for some readers Freed's use of fetal cells, as well as his reliance on double-blind studies, may raise ethical questions. (sirsi.net)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Unborn
  • Mr. Walden said he and his wife are certain that there was no connection between the abortion -- it was in a case of ectopic pregnancy and threatened the mother's life -- and the later decision to use the fetal tissue for the experiment with their unborn child. (nytimes.com)
  • 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)
  • Anti-abortion activists are calling for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization. (csmonitor.com)
  • mice
  • Flavin monooxygenase 5 (FMO5) knockout mice gain less weight, store less fat in white adipose tissue, have lower plasma concentrations of glucose and cholesterol, and enhanced whole-body energy expenditure compared to wild type mice. (multibriefs.com)
  • These scaffolds locally retained growth factors, displayed degradation rates matching the time course of muscle tissue regeneration, and markedly enhanced the engraftment of muscle stem cells in injured and noninjured muscles in mice. (musclecellnews.com)
  • fiscal
  • But the fate of many other health programs, from the National Institutes of Health to efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, hang in the balance as well, as lawmakers decide whether and how to fund the government after the current fiscal year expires Sept. 30. (krvs.org)
  • Secretly
  • The federation won a restraining order against CMP in federal court, barring the release of additional videos secretly gathered during its annual meetings. (businessinsider.com)
  • made
  • Government funding made up just under half its overall budget between June 2013 and June 2014, according to the organization's annual report . (csmonitor.com)
  • Support
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • development
  • I will then describe the legal opinion and the plans for the development of guidelines and oversight that will be in place before NIH would fund research with these cells. (nih.gov)
  • Studying normal cell and tissue development will provide an understanding of abnormal growth and development which, in turn, could lead to the discovery of new ways to prevent and treat birth defects and even cancer. (nih.gov)
  • A second and more practical application of research using these cells is in pharmaceutical development. (nih.gov)
  • review
  • An NIH spokeswoman said that when HHS began its review of fetal tissue in September, the NIH put in place a 'pause' in the procurement of that kind of tissue. (kff.org)
  • Republican
  • The fetal tissue that is used for research would otherwise be discarded if not used for research, and is ethically obtained under long-standing regulations supported by both Republican and Democratic administrations. (isscr.org)
  • testimony
  • In other testimony, a woman who described herself as a feminist said she was in favor of the ban on the research. (nytimes.com)
  • I refer you to my previous testimony for a fuller description of the scientific aspects of this research. (nih.gov)
  • state
  • So, too, does the state of PD research and treatment, despite the encouraging developments of the past 40 years of therapeutic investigation, the account of which is just one aspect of this intriguing book. (sirsi.net)
  • Out of those ten areas, Wyoming only did well in two-oral chemotherapy fairness and funding for the state tobacco prevention program. (wyomingpublicmedia.org)
  • In the rest of the state, the Wyoming Health Council oversees the funding for nine family planning centers under Title X, a federal law that funds health services to low-income people. (wyomingpublicmedia.org)