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Embryonic stem cell breakthroughupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 22:21:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a milestone in embryonic stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cells improve vision for two womenupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 22:21:00

Two women with untreatable eye diseases said they had dramatic improvements in their vision after injections of human embryonic stem cells, making it the first documented time these controversial cells have helped someone.

Scientists hail gain in human embryonic stem cell researchupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 00:54:00

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating human embryonic stem cells by injecting DNA from a skin cell into an unfertilized egg, according to a study published Wednesday.

Experts caution against stem cell treatments abroadupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 13:30:00

There's great potential in the field of regenerative medicine, but doctors caution against seeking experimental treatments in an unregulated environment.

Federal judge allows stem-cell research to continueupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:40:00

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that tried to block funding of stem-cell research on human embryos. David Epstein: Colon's stem cell procedure nothing newupdated: Fri May 13 2011 11:17:00

"Pitcher's Treatment Draws Scrutiny," proclaimed the headline for this week's New York Times story about the medical treatment performed on New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon's elbow and shoulder. The Web browser banner for the story was: "Disputed Treatment Used in Bartolo Colon's Comeback." Based on follow-up headlines across the sports world, the point of dispute is muddled at best and entirely misinterpreted at worst.

Ban lifted on stem cell research fundingupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 17:37:00

A federal appeals court has lifted a ban on federal funding for stem cell research.

Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem-cell researchupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 17:37:00

A federal court has given the Obama administration the go-ahead to continue funding embryonic stem-cell research.

South Korean company cleared in deaths following stem cell therapyupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:37:00

An international medical group has cleared a South Korean biopharmaceutical company in the deaths of two patients following stem cell procedures in other countries.

Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded scienceupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:41:00

As you turn on your HDTV and watch the endless controversy over embryonic stem cell research, ask yourself: Should the government spend taxpayer dollars to develop that bulky old cathode-ray television you once owned?

Judge stops stem cell federal fundingupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:41:00

In August, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin broke down what the stem cell ruling meant for the president and what happens next.

Stem cell ruling huge blow to U.S. scienceupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 06:55:00

At one time in the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital in Boston, we had two liquid nitrogen containers, one labeled P, the other NP. These containers were used to store batches of stem cells.

Government appeals court ruling blocking stem-cell research fundingupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 19:00:00

The Justice Department, as promised, moved Tuesday to block a court ruling preventing use of government funds for embryonic stem cell research.

Government will appeal injunction against stem cell fundingupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:40:00

The Obama administration will appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily block federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller confirmed Tuesday.

White House reviewing ruling against embryonic stem cell researchupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 16:09:00

Administration officials are still reviewing a federal judge's decision to grant a preliminary injunction stopping federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said Tuesday.

Judge stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell researchupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:21:00

A U.S. district judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that he said destroys embryos, ruling it went against the will of Congress.

Cord blood stem cells help meet minority marrow needsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 12:39:00

Diana Tirpak was so sure her leukemia was going to kill her, she bought a suit for her husband, Jake, to wear at her funeral.

Stem cell therapies for hearts inching closer to wide useupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 14:24:00

If you've just had your first heart attack, doctors may one day be able to reverse the damage done with stem cell therapy.

Stem cell research progressupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 21:33:00

13 human embryonic stem cell lines are approved for federally funded research.

First new stem cell lines approved for funding under Obama guidelinesupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 21:33:00

Thirteen new human embryonic stem cell lines have been approved for use in federally funded research -- the first to be approved under an executive order from President Obama -- the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday.

Study: Human fat yields multipurpose stem cellsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 09:18:00

You know that fat in your body you wish you didn't have? It turns out those cells could be used to create stem cells that one day may be able to cure disease.

Stem cells may offer promise for damaged heartsupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 12:57:00

In a field largely still in its infancy, scientists are making headway toward using stem cells to treat heart ailments.

Experts dispute doctor's stem cell breakthrough claimupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 15:46:00

This Caribbean city already known for cigars, furniture, chocolate and coffee may become a magnet for Americans seeking controversial stem cell therapy for life-threatening illnesses if a Florida cardiologist has his way.

Fortune: Adult stem cells are a promising marketupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 11:03:00

When it comes to stem cells, the public -- and the media -- tend to focus on embryos. But researchers and analysts say marketable therapies already are emerging from less controversial work with adult stem cells.

Stem cell therapy questionsupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 11:01:00

CNN's Drew Griffin reports on how stem cell therapy treatments overseas attract those desperate for a cure.

U.S. patients try stem cell therapies abroadupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 11:01:00

It's shortly after 5 a.m. when the phone rings, and on the line is a clearly anxious and worried parent.

Guidelines for broader stem cell research unveiledupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 20:18:00

The Obama administration released a draft of guidelines for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research Friday.

Obama signs stem cell orderupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 18:03:00

President Obama signs an executive order repealing a Bush policy limiting federal money for embryonic stem cell research.

Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cellsupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 16:22:00

President Obama signed an executive order Monday repealing a Bush-era policy that limited federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research.

Obama reverses research banupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 16:22:00

President Obama ends limits on stem cell research funding, saying it's time to end a false choice between morals, science.

Embryonic stem cell reversal is distraction, congressman saysupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 07:39:00

A top congressional Republican on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama's expected decision to reverse the Bush administration's limits on embryonic stem-cell research, calling it a distraction from the country's economic slump.

Obama to reverse embryonic stem cell banupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 19:26:00

President Obama is planning to sign an executive order Monday to overturn Bush-era policy that limited federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research, according to administration officials familiar with the deliberations.

A primer on stem cellsupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 18:51:00

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first human clinical trial of embryonic stem cell therapy. The stem cells used for this study came from the 60 existing stem cell lines approved in August 2001 by the Bush administration. Before that time, federal research dollars were not allowed to be used for stem cell research.

Stem cell trials to beginupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 11:15:00

Federal regulators have cleared the way for the first trials of human embryonic stem-cell research. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

FDA approves human embryonic stem cell studyupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 11:15:00

Federal regulators have cleared the way for the first human trials of human embryonic stem-cell research, authorizing researchers to test whether the cells are safe to use in spinal injury patients, the company behind the trials announced Friday.

Q&A: The stem cell debateupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:27:00

Stem cells are considered a holy grail of medical research. They are thought to hold immense potential for treating a wide range of diseases and disabilities.

Scientist: Stem cells could end animal testingupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 03:24:00

As well as their potential for creating effective therapies for debilitating diseases, embryonic stem cells could open the door to improved pharmaceutical drug testing, according to a leading British stem cell researcher. Scientists Reach Stem Cell Milestoneupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 14:00:00

Researchers create the first nerve cells out of reprogrammed stem cells, using a technique that bypasses the destruction of embryos

CNNMoney: FDA to take key step in stem cell researchupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 16:01:00

The Food and Drug Administration looks like it's bowing to the inevitable this week and drawing the blueprint for the first-ever human experiments with human embryonic stem cells.

Gator blood a super drug?updated: Thu Apr 10 2008 16:01:00

CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses a new study that suggests alligator blood may have healing properties. Caitlin Moscatello: Stem cells may hold key to healing injuriesupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 16:43:00

It sounds like the stuff of Stephen King -- generating body parts, repairing damaged bone and growing back muscle like a gecko's severed tail. But stem cells represent a new wave of medicine that is more science than science fiction. One day they may not only lengthen an athlete's career but also provide the quick healing that Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was looking for when he used HGH to recover from elbow tendinitis in 2002.

CNNMoney: Stem cells: A sure bet in the '08 raceupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 06:11:00

Whoever wins the White House, stem cell biotechs stand to reap the benefit from an incoming leader who is friendlier to stem cell researchers than President Bush, and that could lift stocks for the entire sector, experts say.

Gecko-inspired bandagesupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 06:11:00

Leave it to MIT scientists to use a gecko as their muse for designing a bandage. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more.

CNNMoney: Human stem cell tests could be nearupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:05:00

The first experiments using human embryonic stem cells in human subjects could begin within a few months, the chief executive of biotech Geron said Monday. Why Science Can't Save the GOPupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 16:00:00

The stem-cell breakthrough doesn't make up for six years of hypocrisy and lost research

CNNMoney: Stem cell studies won't sway Big Pharma: expertsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 14:20:00

The recent breakthroughs in stem cell research, where adult cells were "reprogrammed" to act like embryonic stem cells, are too early-stage to have much influence on Big Pharma's venture capital investments, experts say.

Stem cell newsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 14:20:00

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute's George Daley discusses the impact of a new stem cell finding on embryonic research.

All sides in stem cell debate claim vindicationupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 10:35:00

All sides involved in the controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells in research claimed vindication Tuesday after two teams of researchers reported having reprogrammed human skin cells to act like the stem cells, which have the potential of morphing into other cells and thereby curing disease.

Human skin cells reprogrammed to act like stem cellsupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 18:44:00

In a pair of landmark studies, two groups of scientists announced Tuesday that they have reprogrammed human skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells, whose potential to mature into any other kind of cell in the body may ultimately prove key to curing a number of diseases.

You, again: Are we getting closer to cloning humans?updated: Mon Nov 19 2007 03:34:00

Ever wanted to be a new you? Recent developments in cloning mean that day might be possible without therapy, a new diet or fitness regime.

CNNMoney: Next step in stem cells: Human testsupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 11:56:00

Companies that develop drugs using embryonic stem cell research could soon enter a bold new phase: human testing.

Just Imagine - Health: Your viewsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 08:48:00

What do you think the future holds for health? What developments are you hoping for? What challenges will we face? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best ones here. Korean Cloner Redeemed... Sort Ofupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 12:00:00

The questionable stem cells created by a disgraced Korean researcher turn out to be a bona fide medical breakthrough

CNNMoney: Stem cells could treat diabetesupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 23:42:00

Early-stage studies in mice have shown that adult blood could be a richer source of insulin-creating stem cells than fertilized eggs, according to Dr. Yong Zhao, assistant professor at the University of Illinois. Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Billupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 12:00:00

Pushing back against the Democratic-led Congress, President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have eased restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research

The big debate: Stem cell researchupdated: Mon Jun 11 2007 07:32:00

Is George W. Bush right to veto the easing of federal funding restrictions on stem cell research? A Leap Forward for Stem Cellsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 18:45:00

The latest findings may expand the ways of generating customized stem cells -- and defuse the ethical objections Banking on Stem Cellsupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 10:00:00

A California company now offers IVF patients the option of creating and storing their own stem cells

CNNMoney: Stem cell stocks volatile after Senate voteupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 10:43:00

Some of the biotechs specializing in stem cell research took a hit Thursday after the Senate voted to remove a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research but not by a wide enough margin to overcome an expected presidential veto.

Stem-cell veto override not a sure thingupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 20:50:00

The Senate turned its attention to plans to loosen President Bush's 2001 limits on embryonic stem-cell research Tuesday, but sponsors conceded their chances of overriding a threatened veto are uncertain.

CNNMoney: New stem cell treatments on the wayupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 09:17:00

Two new stem cell treatments could be entering the U.S. market next year.

CNNMoney: House OKs stem-cell bill: 4 stocks to watchupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 12:02:00

The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would lift President Bush's funding restrictions on research involving embryonic stem cells.

CNNMoney: Biotechs surge ahead of stem cell voteupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 09:32:00

Stock prices for biotechs involved in stem cell technology continued to surge Monday, after soaring the prior week, after a new source of stem cells was announced, and as the House prepares to vote on whether to loosen federal funding for research involving embryonic stem cells.

Fortune: Stem cell scandal shocks South Koreaupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 06:40:00

Last year, Hwang Woo-suk was Korea's scientific Superman. He had three institutes, a stamp created in his honor, and, over the years, $60 million at his disposal. His face was plastered on buses in...

Iran in the forefront when it comes to stem cell researchupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 14:34:00

It is a country where the call to prayer echoes throughout the capital every morning, where women must cover their heads at all times, where a Supreme Leader has the final say over everything.

CNNMoney: Where to invest, or not, post-electionupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 09:10:00

The winners and losers from the mid-term elections weren't limited to the candidates on the ballots.

CNNMoney: Voters OK minimum wage hikesupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 23:23:00

Voters in six states Tuesday approved ballot measures raising the minimum wage, joining 18 other states in setting a wage higher than the federal mark of $5.15 an hour, according to CNN projections.

CNNMoney: Mo. stem cell vote aids biotechsupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 15:49:00

The results of Missouri's referendum on stem cell research Tuesday could impact several biotechs specializing in that line of work.

What would Alex P. Keaton do?updated: Wed Nov 01 2006 12:42:00

After a nearly 20-year absence, Nixon-loving, Reagan-worshipping Alex P. Keaton is again slinging his political views on television.

Moral issues: Key datesupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 09:43:00

Some key dates surrounding moral issues:

Your e-mails: How moral issues will affect your voteupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 12:42:00

Moral issues sometimes drive voters to the polls not only to support or oppose a candidate, but also to make their voices heard on dozens of ballot measures dealing with issues like same-sex marriage, abortion or stem cell research.

CNNMoney: Adult stem cell biotechs: better prospects, less controversyupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 13:33:00

Embryonic stem cells might hold the secrets to curing paralysis and brain damage, but they've also garnered plenty of controversy with the anti-abortion lobby because they're harvested from embryos.

Fortune: How Bush's stem cell veto affects U.S. scienceupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 13:25:00

In July, George W. Bush quashed a bill to fund stem cell research, his first veto as President. The issue should loom large come November. Here's the impact on U.S. biotech.

Stem cell treatments 'years away'updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 08:40:00

To its advocates, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, stem cell therapies promise a medical revolution that will enable all of us to live longer, healthier lives.

Stem cells: Hope and hypeupdated: Sun Jul 30 2006 12:50:00

Stem-cell research has joined global warming and evolution science as fields in which the very facts are put to a vote, a public spectacle in which data wrestle dogma.

CNNMoney: Geron gains on stem-cell rat studyupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 12:35:00

Geron Corp.'s stock price rose significantly after the biotech announced that its experimental, stem-cell-based therapy for spinal cord injuries is safe in rats.

Bush vetoes embryonic stem-cell billupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 09:13:00

President Bush used his veto power Wednesday for the first time since taking office 5 1/2 years ago, saying that an embryonic stem-cell research bill "crossed a moral boundary."

What a Bush veto would mean for stem cellsupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 17:01:00

George W. Bush seldom suffered personally from doing what's unpopular politically. In fact, you could argue that he has made a career of it, holding fast to positions that many voters reject, as a sign of strength in these dangerous times. So his willingness to exercise his first-ever veto this week on a bill that would expand federal funding for human embryonic-stem-cell research, which 2 out of 3 voters favor, is not just a way to stroke his political base. "People like leadership much better than a finger in the wind," says White House press secretary Tony Snow. As Bush explained to him while in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the G-8 summit last week, "I took a position. I believe in it. So that's what I'm going to do."

Frist: Senate to consider stem cell bill in Julyupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 20:32:00

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist introduced a bill Thursday to expand funding for embryonic stem cell research and said it would be debated and voted on in July.

CNNMoney: Rats walk but money waitsupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 13:32:00

Paralyzed rats are walking again, thanks to a new stem cell treatment; that's big news for the medical community ... and a 10-year wait for anybody wanting to make a buck off it.

Scientists: Rats partially overcome paralysis in stem cell studyupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 10:55:00

Paralyzed rats partially regained the use of a previously immobile hind leg in a study in which scientists injected the rodents with stem cells from mouse embryos, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

CNNMoney: Celgene patents stem cell technologyupdated: Tue May 16 2006 08:30:00

Celgene Corp., a biotech specializing in stem cell research, patented its methods for recovering stem cells from a human placenta after birth, the company said.

CNN Future Summit: The panelupdated: Fri May 12 2006 10:03:00

The panel for the first CNN Future Summit program is set. Originating from Singapore, the one hour program will focus on the long-term impact of research into the fields of robotics, cybernetics, genetics and stem cells.

CNN Future Summit stem cell forumupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 07:52:00

Despite the controversies surrounding it, stem cell research is already changing lives. In the future, it offers hope for cures and treatments for a variety of diseases and disorders. We want to know what you think about the promise of stem cell research.

The promise of stem cell researchupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 10:16:00

Chances are very good you've heard about stem cells. Whether from reports of their almost miraculous ability to cure and restore, or very public controversies over their source or the research itself, stem cells have been a hot topic in the news for years.

Scientists seek rabbit-human embryoupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 06:39:00

British scientists are seeking permission to create hybrid embryos by fusing human cells with rabbit eggs.

Cloning scientist: Forgive meupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 21:14:00

Disgraced South Korean cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk has apologized for publishing fake research on human stem cells, but said he was deceived by researchers at another lab.

Stem cell fakery called 'criminal act in academia' updated: Wed Jan 11 2006 09:40:00

South Korea's top university on Wednesday apologized for the scandal over Hwang Woo-suk's faked stem cell research, calling it a blemish on the country that embraced the scientist as a national hero.

School sorry over stem cell fraudupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 21:35:00

One day after a panel investigating the work of disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk found that he faked claims of cloning human embryonic stem cells, the Seoul National University has issued a public apology.

School: Human stem cell work fakedupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 21:42:00

A panel investigating the work of disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk has found that he faked claims of cloning human embryonic stem cells, in what could be the biggest cover-up in modern scientific history.

Panel: No data for stem cell claimupdated: Thu Dec 29 2005 03:21:00

An expert panel from Seoul National University has dealt another blow to scientific claims by former researcher Hwang Woo-suk, saying he did not produce patient-specific stem cells as he had claimed in a landmark research paper.

Panel says stem cell work fakedupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 00:33:00

An expert panel from Seoul National University has said that South Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk falsified results of nine of 11 stem cell lines he claimed to have created, casting more doubts on breakthrough claims he made in the U.S. journal Science in May.

showbuzzupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 14:23:00

Former "Baywatch" star Brooke Burns, who broke her neck last month after diving into her backyard pool, credits a friend, a paramedic firefighter, with saving her life.

Stem cells proving popular giftupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 05:57:00

It may not be your average Christmas present or gift for a newborn baby, but a British-based company says grandparents looking for a gift with a twist are increasingly investing in stem cells for their grandchildren.

Stem cell expert: Work is not fakeupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 03:24:00

A prominent South Korean scientist is defending himself against allegations of fraud in the already controversial field of stem-cell research.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 15:19:00

Hawaiian crooner Don Ho, who had an experimental procedure on his ailing heart earlier this week, says he's feeling much better and may return home to the islands within a few days.

'A vaccine helped cure my cancer'updated: Fri Dec 09 2005 12:39:00

Denise Villani was told she had a cancer that could not be cured, but three and a half years on, after taking part in a clinical trial for a vaccine, she is cancer-free. This is her story:

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