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The Checkup Archive: Stem cells

New embryonic stem cell experiment

Government regulators have given the go-ahead to a second study that will for the first time carefully test a treatment created using human embryonic stem cells in people, according to the company sponsoring the experiment. The Food and Drug Administration approved a request by Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Marlborough,...

By Rob Stein  | November 22, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  FDA, Stem cells  
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First patient treated in stem cell study

The first patient has been treated with human embryonic stem cells in the first study authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to test the controversial therapy.

By Rob Stein  | October 11, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Stem cells  
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Court lets stem cell funding continue

A federal appeals courts Tuesday ruled that the federal government can continue funding human embryonic stem cell research pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new policies on the controversial field of science. The decision stays a temporary injunction issued on Aug. 23 by Chief Judge Royce...

By Rob Stein  | September 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Stem cells  
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NIH resumes stem cell funding

The National Institutes of Health announced Friday that it has resumed funding human embryonic stem cell research. The announcement came in response to a ruling Thursday by a federal appeals court temporarily lifting a temporary injunction that had been issued by a federal judge barring the funding. Here's the NIH...

By Rob Stein  | September 10, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Stem cells  
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Appeals court lifts ban on stem cell funding

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted a request from the Justice Department to stay an injunction issued Aug. 23 blocking the funding. In a major victory for supporters of the research, the court said the Obama administration could resume funding the research pending a full appeal of the case.

By Rob Stein  | September 9, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Federal judge denies motion to lift stem cell funding block

A federal judge Tuesday denied a motion to lift an injunction he issued two weeks ago barring the government from funding research involving human embryonic stem cells. U.S. Chief District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District of Columbia rejected a request by the Obama administration to lift the temporary...

By Rob Stein  | September 7, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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