California’s Stem Cell Research Program—The Rest of the Story

In yesterday’s post I wrote that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced the awarding of $45 million to medical researchers in many of California’s research centers, universities and institutes. However, the money for the grants was “borrowed money.” About $80 million in grants are expected to be announced next month. The CIRM was […]

California's Stem Cell Research Program—The Rest of the Story

In yesterday’s post I wrote that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced the awarding of $45 million to medical researchers in many of California’s research centers, universities and institutes. However, the money for the grants was “borrowed money.” About $80 million in grants are expected to be announced next month. The CIRM was […]

California Funds 72 Stem Cell Research Projects

In an earlier post I wrote about California being the action state in funding stem cell research. Today the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded more than $45 million in research grants. Seventy-two grants totaling $45 million were given out to 20 academic institutions throughout the state. 231 applications were received. The grants ranged in […]

Stem Cell Bill Passes House

Today the US House of Representatives passed another stem cell bill by a vote of 253 to 174. The bill would authorize federal support for research using stem cells derived from excess embryos that fertility clinics would otherwise discard. President Bush vetoed the bill the last time it came to his desk, and he has […]

Stem Cell Research Issues

Since the recent bill proposed by the Senate to support embryonic stem cell research through NIH funding, and the subsequent veto by the President, considerable discussion has ensued from each side of the issue. Today’s issue of Time Magazine has as its featured story, Stem Cells: The Hope and the Hype. The article explores the […]

The Stem Cell Research Issue

This week the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would have allowed researchers to do continued stem cell research. As promised, President Bush vetoed the bill a day after it passed in the senate. NPR provided a detailed time-line of the Stem-Cell Debate, noting that in 1981 stem cells were first isolated by researchers Gail […]