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11:09:37 PM Bipartisan group of lawmakers proposes stem cell research bills
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville,IL,USA

AP. CHICAGO - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed spending $25 million a year for five years on stem cell research, about the same amount Gov. ... [more]

11:09:35 PM Lawmakers propose stem cell research bills
WQAD - Moline,IL,USA

CHICAGO A bipartisan group of state lawmakers today proposed spending 25 (M) million dollars a year for five years on stem cell research. ... [more]

11:09:33 PM Support for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Down 4% New Survey Shows
LifeNews.com - Helena,MT,USA

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The public's support for embryonic stem cell research has declined four percent, according to a new survey from Virginia ... [more]

11:09:31 PM Stem cell research appropriation heads to governor's desk
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA

.... TRENTON, NJ -- Deciding that the time is right for New Jersey to make a financial investment in stem cell research, lawmakers on Thursday agreed to borrow $270 ... [more]

11:09:28 PM Bipartisan group of US state lawmakers proposes stem cell research ...
International Herald Tribune - Paris,France

AP. CHICAGO: A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed spending $25 million (€18.95 million) a year for five years on stem cell research, about the ... [more]

9:42:38 PM Specific Stem Cells Reduce Graft-versus-host-disease Among Stem ...
Cancer Consultants (press release) - Memphis,TN,USA

According to results presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), mesenchymal stem cells appear to ease graft-versus-host ... [more]

9:42:37 PM Study: Stem cells can repair mouse brains
Monsters and Critics - Glasgow,UK

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States (UPI) -- A US-led study finds adult stem cells in a specific area of the mouse brain can participate in the repair and ... [more]

9:42:36 PM Virgin process can produce stem cells: study
Reuters.uk - UK

.... embryos created through a "virgin birth" process called parthenogenesis show that egg cells can be a source of valued embryonic stem cells, researchers said on ... [more]

9:42:32 PM Stem cells get a grip
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

In real estate, it’s location, location, location. In stem cells, it’s niche, niche, niche. Stems cells are regulated by "intrinsic ... [more]

8:42:38 PM Support for stem-cell study falls
Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA

.... the aftermath of actor Michael J. Fox’s televised appeals for stem-cell research shows that support for studying embryonic stem cells fell in the past year. ... [more]

8:42:37 PM FDA Panel Recommends Warning for Adult Antidepressant Suicide Risk
Kaiser network.org - Washington,DC,USA

.... Robert Temple, director of FDA's Office of Medical Policy, said that regulators are in a difficult position because they are obligated to warn physicians about ... [more]

8:42:35 PM Report says medical care lacking for Texas foster care children
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA

.... as full-time medical director for foster children and requiring prior approval for prescriptions to address the dispensing of non-FDA approved psychotropic ... [more]

8:42:34 PM MDS says talks with FDA over ongoing review 'positive,' Q4 loss ...
CBC News - Canada

.... it is imperative that the company satisfactorily completes the FDA review and ... in the Philadelphia area; the Nordion division, which makes medical isotopes for ... [more]

8:42:33 PM Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2006
Forbes - USA

.... that this new test is 99 percent accurate, the FDA said. Extra-long shifts worked by US hospital interns can greatly increase the risk of medical errors that ... [more]

8:42:32 PM Dangerous Ignorance
Forbes - USA

.... Clyde Yancy, medical director of the heart and vascular institute at the Baylor College of Medicine, and another FDA panelist, notes that with drugs, so-called ... [more]

8:42:31 PM US Navy seeks approval to study blood substitute
??? - UK

.... The Naval Medical Research Center wants to study the blood substitute in hopes of ... But the FDA previously rejected the study plan due to safety concerns and is ... [more]

7:47:33 PM Conflicted Conservative Rulings Mark Breakthrough for Gays
Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia,PA,USA

.... of gays and lesbians. We do have a Jewish and a social and a medical need to try to confirm those unions.". Momentum has been building ... [more]

7:47:33 PM Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chosen to 'Rethink' How ...
AScribe (press release) - USA

14 (AScribe Newswire) -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected as ... supports innovative projects that may lead to breakthrough improvements in ... [more]

7:22:30 PM Panel emphasizes healthy habits
Blue Springs Examiner - Blue Springs / Independence,MO,USA

.... In addition, she said community involvement is key because there aren't enough people in the medical community to take care of everyone in such a situation. ... [more]

6:34:23 PM Latest Release from Bio-Medical Research to Increase Upper Body ...
Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

The Fortex is the latest product innovation from Bio-Medical Research Ltd; the pioneers in home toning and fitness. Get ready to ... [more]

6:14:28 PM Medical device co Sialo Tech plans NIS 25m TASE IPO
Globes Online - Israel

SialoTech has developed a new method for pulverizing stones in the salivary gland and has already recorded sales of $500,000. Sources ... [more]

5:47:30 PM Stem-cell research will benefit mankind
Fayette County Review - Somerville,TN,USA

by Robert McGowan. President George Bush recently vetoed a bill that would have provided federal funding for embryological stem-cell research. ... [more]

5:17:30 PM Mesenchymal Stem Cells Show Promise for Severe Graft Versus Host ...
DG News - USA

ORLANDO, FL -- December 14, 2006 -- Stem cell therapy with bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells appears promising to treat graft versus host disease (GvHD ... [more]

4:54:23 PM Third embryonic stem cell company created in Wisconsin
WBAY - Green Bay,WI,USA

.... Donley's business partner is Gabriela Cezar is stem cell scientist lured to the university in August 2005 from her job as stem cell lab manager at Pfizer. [more]

4:52:32 PM FDA plans to expand antidepressant warning
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

.... But members of medical associations argued against the black box, saying it could ... 2004 as antidepressant prescribing fell in advance of the FDA warning about ... [more]

4:39:23 PM Praying for good health
7DAYS - Dubai,United Arab Emirates

Initial results from a research project by Universiti Malaya’s biomedical engineering department show the Muslim style of praying benefits the heart and spine ... [more]

4:39:22 PM Biomedical Manufacturer Minrad Inc. to Expand Facility in ...
Expansion Management - Cleveland,OH,USA

Medical and pharmaceutical manufacturer Minrad Inc. will receive an $875,000 loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority ... [more]

3:57:30 PM Lab director wants to bring medical community together
Villages Daily Sun - The Villages,FL,USA

.... service. Wyka’s vision of a connected medical community stems from his personal philosophy for living: “Do the right thing. ... [more]

2:49:23 PM New In-Depth Report Examines the Medical Device Market in Romania
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA

.... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c47022) has announced the addition of Espicom Business Intelligence's new report: The Medical Device Market: Romania ... [more]

2:49:22 PM Laparoscopic Device coagulates highly vascularized tissue.
Industrial News Room - New York,NY,USA

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 30 /- RITA Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RITA), a publicly-traded medical device company focused solely on cancer therapies, today ... [more]

2:17:33 PM PrimeGen Biotech Presents Germ Cell Research at Abcam Stem Cell ...
PharmaLive.com (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA

.... "It's an honor to be invited to present our findings here, alongside so many other exciting developments that move stem cell research from the lab toward ... [more]

2:17:33 PM PrimeGen Biotech Presents Stem Cell Platforms at Launch of New ...
Genetic Engineering News - Larchmont,NY,USA

PrimeGen Biotech (http://www.primegenbiotech.com) today announced that it will present results of its stem cell platforms at an event sponsored by the ... [more]

1:29:25 PM Boy's Health Improves; Thanks To Stem Cell Procedure
WKRN - Nashville,TN,USA

Thursday, he's well enough to go home; thanks to a controversial procedure using stem cells. ... Doctors transplanted stem cells of aborted fetuses into his head. ... [more]

1:27:31 PM Taco Bell's E. coli cases are traced to lettuce
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland,OH,USA

.... Dr. David Acheson, chief medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration's Center ... Taco Bell's president, Greg Creed, said the CDC and FDA told the company ... [more]

1:27:31 PM Nestle to eat up Novartis' nutrition arm for $2.5 bln
MarketWatch - USA

.... It also sells nutritional medical devices, such as feeding pumps that deliver food ... Helvea analysts said the FDA may accept the limited data from the trial, but ... [more]

1:27:30 PM Medical Minute
KHQA - Quincy,IL,USA

.... but young adults too. The FDA announced plans to EXTEND so-called "black box" warnings on antidepressants beyond pediatric patients.. up to age 25. ... [more]

1:27:30 PM Lombard Medical in strategic collaboration with Medtronic for ...
Hemscott - London,UK

.... under this licence agreement will commence provided that Medtronic elects to pay Lombard Medical a 3 mln usd licence fee following Refix's approval by the FDA. ... [more]

1:17:30 PM NIH forecasts buying $275 million Biomedical Products and Services ...
openPR (press release) - Hamburg,Germany

.... Of this amount nearly $275 million is allocated for Biomedical related purchases, that include healthcare, biomaterials, and microarray technologies amongst ... [more]

12:57:30 PM Reform is still a dirty word in Scotland
Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK

.... the underlying problem of providing health care efficiently to an aging population whose expectations are rising with every new medical breakthrough that is ... [more]

12:57:30 PM Editorial: Finally, a breakthrough
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

California's prison medical system is so broken that US District Judge Thelton Henderson put it in federal receivership. Now Robert ... [more]

10:07:42 AM Michigan May Get Stem Cell Banks
WLUC-TV - Negaunee,MI,USA

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed legislation designed to encourage the creation of a network of stem cell banks for umbilical cords and adult stem cells ... [more]

10:07:34 AM Cooperation needed for advancement of stem cell research
SpititIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India

Tissue regeneration strategies, such as stem cell research, have undergone notable developments over the past two decades. However ... [more]

9:49:24 AM Science speaks, diplomatically
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA

.... courses as an undergraduate and holds a doctorate in the history and philosophy of science, had never quite resolved whether to go into biomedical research or ... [more]

9:07:34 AM Yale might open medical facility in county
Palm Beach Post - Palm Beach,FL,USA

.... Dr. David Dodson, a West Palm Beach infectious disease specialist, said Yale could bring a "breath of fresh air" to the medical community. ... [more]

8:02:30 AM Gain Valuable Insight into Egypt's Medical Device Market
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA

.... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c46993) has announced the addition of Espicom Business Intelligence's new report: The Medical Device Market: Egypt to ... [more]

6:37:30 AM Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Announces Appointment of New ...
CCNMatthews (press release) - Toronto,ON,Canada

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp (TSX VENTURE:SSS) ("SCT" or the "Company") announces that Dr. Alan Moore, the Company's Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer, has ... [more]

6:34:27 AM Experts: Suicide warnings on antidepressants a grave error
Boston Herald - United States

.... of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Program at Harvard Medical School and ... In 2004, the FDA affixed the same warnings on antidepressants prescribed to ... [more]

6:34:27 AM FDA Considers Antidepressant Warnings
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - Syracuse,NY,USA

.... Among those testifying before the FDA panel, a woman whose husband shot .... Dr. Wendy Gordon at SUNY Upstate Medical University says all medications, including ... [more]

6:34:27 AM US panel backs extending antidepressant age warning
ABC Online - Australia

.... not discourage treatment," panel member Dr Andrew Leon said, a psychiatrist at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. An FDA analysis found ... [more]

6:34:27 AM Drager's new Infinity TeleSmart WiFi-based patient monitors
engadget - Santa Monica,CA,USA

.... we're still pretty stoked to see WiFi cropping up in Dräger Medical's new Infinity ... Currently the system is pending FDA approval, but we should be seeing it in ... [more]

6:22:30 AM Banner-UA plot twist will determine how hospital tale ends
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA

.... story, and never more so than with the proposal by Banner Health and the University of Arizona to build a teaching hospital on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. ... [more]

6:04:26 AM Pill studied at EVMS may halt menstruation
Virginian Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA

.... the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health department at New Jersey Medical School in ... no way to treat it," Archer said of the breakthrough bleeding, which ... [more]

6:04:26 AM Breakthrough hailed as study shows circumcision can halve HIV risk
Guardian - UK

.... would be unethical to continue. All the uncircumcised participants will now be offered the medical procedure. With a vaccine still ... [more]

5:37:34 AM Physician Urges Tests for Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy
Voice of America - USA

.... He says although there is not yet a mandate from the global medical community to test women for the disease, women with a history of thyroid disease or a ... [more]

4:22:35 AM Monkey trials for medical research should continue in Britain
Mongabay.com - USA

British scientists support the use of primates in medical research to improve human health and reduce deaths from disease but only if no alternatives are ... [more]

4:22:34 AM Drive to boost medical research
Times Online - UK

Tony Blair yesterday unveiled plans to boost the competitiveness of London and the South East of England as a global centre of excellence of medical research. ... [more]

4:22:32 AM Scientists share views on animal research
Earthtimes.org - USA

13 An anonymous online poll of nearly 1,700 researchers from around the world indicates the scientists have diverse views on the use of animals in research. ... [more]

2:17:30 AM Stem cell commission extends funding application deadline
Baltimore Business Journal - Baltimore,MD,USA

The Maryland Stem Cell Commission, a new group overseeing $15 million in state funding for research into the controversial science, said Wednesday it has ... [more]

1:12:43 AM Live babies killed for stem cells, BBC reports
Lone Star Times - Houston,TX,USA

In the episode of South Park that dealt with stem cells, Eric Cartman became a hard-fisted middle-man in the stem cell market. I ... [more]

1:12:41 AM Stem Cells have Help to Renew Themselves
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen,VA,USA

Stem cells which have renewed themselves in this way remain pluripotent and are suitable for creating chimeric mice. Image: Max ... [more]

1:12:40 AM Embryonic stem cells do better on bumpy nanoscale mattress
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

.... Unlike stem cells derived from adult tissues, which have a limited number of cell doublings, embryonic stem cells cultured under the right conditions have the ... [more]

1:12:38 AM MEF protein that regulates quiescent blood stem cells may enhance ...
Xagena.it - Italy

Researchers have uncovered new information about what orchestrates the complex balance between blood stem cells and mature blood cells, a relationship that is ... [more]

12:19:25 AM Stem-cell research a growth trigger
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison,WI,USA

The start of a third stem-cell company in Madison shows, yet again, how UW-Madison's dynamic research is spurring business and economic growth. ... [more]

12:19:25 AM Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant: Best Option for Younger Adults ...
Cancer Consultants (press release) - Memphis,TN,USA

A combined MRC/ECOG study has confirmed that an allogeneic stem cell transplant in first complete remission is the best option for patients with standard and ... [more]

12:19:24 AM ASH: Leukemia Mutations Predict Response to Stem Cell Grafts
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA

.... 13 -- For some patients with acute myeloid leukemia, an unfavorable prognostic marker could mean a better response to allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a ... [more]

12:19:24 AM Hwang Woo-Suk's Stem Cell Research Team Will Do Animal Cloning
LifeNews.com - Helena,MT,USA

Seoul, South Korea (LifeNews.com) -- Hwang Woo-Suk became the international laughingstock of the scientific community when his embryonic stem cell research was ... [more]

12:19:24 AM Physician: Place a boundary at embryonic stem cell research
BP News - Nashville,TN,USA

By Samuel Smith. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Christians must draw clear lines in the stem cell research debate, an expert told state convention staffers at a ... [more]

12:19:24 AM Local cos line up big stem cell research plans
Economic Times - India

South India-based stem cell banking firm Asia Cryo-Cell is set to start massive clinical trials at its stem cell transplant centre in Chennai using .... [more]

12:19:23 AM Wisconsin Technology Council: New Wisconsin Stem-Cell Company will ...
Wisbusiness.com - Madison,WI,USA

MADISON, Wis. – Stemina Biomarker Discovery, a company with ties to the world-renowned human embryonic stem cell research program at UW-Madison, will begin ... [more]

12:07:38 AM Possis Invests in IVC Filter Company
Genetic Engineering News - Larchmont,NY,USA

.... after Rafael receives US FDA marketing clearance, or November 29, 2009. If Possis determines to exercise the option, it will pay Rafael Medical shareholders an ... [more]

12:07:37 AM Lettuce probable cause of Taco Bell e. coli: FDA
??? - UK

.... It's critical to keep all options open," said David Acheson, Chief Medical Officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. .... [more]

12:07:36 AM Less Support for Drug-Eluting Stents?
Motley Fool - USA

.... That's what a recent FDA panel wanted to know amid the recent controversy concerning the medical device used to help battle arteriosclerosis. ... [more]

12:07:34 AM Health: Anti-Depressants, Wrinkle Creams, And More
CBS 3 - Philadelphia,PA,USA

.... but new warnings could be put on some popular anti depressants and Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl has details on those stories and more. The FDA wants to ... [more]

12:07:31 AM FDA: Antidepressant Drugs Could Cause Suicidal Tendencies
Pittsburgh Channel.com - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

The following is a transcript of a report by medical editor Marilyn Brooks that first ... The FDA wants patients to know that treatment with the drugs such as Paxil ... [more]



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