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Embryonic Stem Cells: USA, Stem Cell Therapy to be Performed on Humans for the First Time

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A stem cell injection bound to create a stir is about to take place. For the first time ever the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (the United States government agency regulating scientific research) has authorized a company to transfer embryonic stem cells to patients paralyzed by spinal trauma. It will be the first procedure of its kind after newly inaugurated President Barack Obama promised to remove limits on financing for embryonic stem cell research imposed by George Bush in 2001.

The details of the initiative are beginning to take form, explained Thomas Okarma,
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Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Obsolete

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Scientists may be growing impatient, but President Obama has been rightly taking his time in addressing a campaign promise to lift the ban on federal funding for research using new lines of stem cells to be taken from human embryos. Even for strong backers of embryonic stem cell research, the decision is no longer as self-evident as it was, because there is markedly diminished need for expanding these cell lines for either patient therapy or basic research. In fact, during the first six weeks of Obama’s term, several events reinforced the notion that embryonic stem cells, once
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SPAIN – Embryonic stem cells. Health minister: conditions exist to perform clinical experiments

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In Spain the “conditions exist to perform experiments with this technique”. Health Minister Bernat Soria experienced a personal triumph with the approval of the first human testing with embryonic stem cells, even if it did occur in the US. He added that he is working on regulations “so that all of this, which is already legal, is effective in practical terms: both to provide guarantees for the researchers and volunteers and to facilitate procedures.

He also announced that his intentions have materialized in an agreement with the Governor of California, who, although a Republican,
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USA – Federal Financing for Stem Cell Research, Including Stem Cells

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After Barack Obama’s victory in the U.S. presidential elections, the economic community, in the middle of a recession and the worst financial crisis in the past decades, continues to hold its breath. The Democrat’s victory induce change and potentially more difficult times for the energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and defense sectors, while the biotechnology and alternative energy sectors could be strengthened by the outcome of the elections. Obama has promised to increase investments in wind and solar energy and to spend 150 billion dollars in 10 years to hasten the development of
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Embryonic stem cells against paralysis; Geron hopes in Obama for public funds. Food and Drug Administration endorse it.

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A new therapy based on embryonic stem cells will give a new hope to people who did lose their ability to move in some accident. But that’s not all, because this therapy, developed by the Geron Corp., is the demonstration that in USA, since a few days from Obama‘s election, a new course in research – above all in stem cells research – has begun.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) frees the medics to inject spinal stem cells extracted from embryonic tissue in legs paralysed patients since a short time. The treatment in on experimental phase, but
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