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ITALY – Regions deny federal government claim: never asked to modify stem cell ban

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The coordinator of the health commission of the Federal-Regional government conference, Enrico Rossi, spoke about the statements made by Undersecretary for Healthcare Ferruccio Fazio on the stem cell ban.

“In the Federal-Regional conference, which met on February 26,” said Rossi, Healthcare Councilman of Tuscany, “the agreement on the Employment, Healthcare, and Social Policy Minister’s proposal between the federal government, the regions, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano for 2008 regarding stem cell research, was ratified unanimously, and in that meeting, there were no requests to modify the text in a technical meeting between
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Launch of new MIT Portugal networks on energy, cities and stem cells

While in Lisbon, President Hockfield also participated in the launch of three new MIT Portugal research and training networks designed to advance new knowledge in sustainable energy systems and electric mobility, the greening of cities, and stem cell engineering. (These areas are central to MIT Portugal’s research efforts.) MITEI is a partner in the first two networks, and the Initiative’s Director Prof. Ernest Moniz also spoke at the forums at which they were announced.