Archive for embryonic stem cells

Stem cells: The crusader

Posted in research with tags , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“Theresa Deisher once shunned religion for science. Now, with renewed faith, she is fighting human-embryonic-stem-cell research in court …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, Nature, 9 February]

US rebuts plaintiffs in stem cell litigation

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 5 November 2010 by Steve

“The last scheduled document was filed today before pivotal court arguments next month on the legality of US government funding for human embryonic stem cell research …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 4 November]

Court sets date for oral arguments in stem cell appeal

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“An appeals court in Washington, DC has set December 6th as the date it will hear oral arguments on whether US government funding of human embryonic stem cell research should remain legal …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 1 November]

Stem cell plaintiffs argue for return of injunction

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 29 October 2010 by Steve

“The first of two court documents expected today regarding the ongoing lawsuit on the legality of federal funding of embryonic stem cell research has been filed …” (more)

[Alla Katsnelson, The Great Beyond, 28 October]

NIH supporters line up to file legal stem cell arguments

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“Some formidable friends of human embryonic stem cell research are lining up to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a major court case challenging the agency’s ability to fund the research …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 20 October]

More court deadlines set in stem cell case

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 7 October 2010 by Steve

“Another set of deadlines emerged yesterday from the legal drama surrounding human embryonic stem cell research, in which two adult stem cell researchers have asked the courts to declare government funding for the research illegal, because human embryos must be destroyed to produce stem cell lines …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 6 October]

Appeals court grants stay, stem cell funding continues for now

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a stay late this afternoon, allowing US government funding of human embryonic stem cell research to continue unimpeded while a lawsuit challenging its legality works its way through the courts …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 28 September]

Court of Appeals hears arguments in stem cell case

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 28 September 2010 by Steve

“Opposing attorneys in the legal battle over human embryonic stem cell research were grilled by some of the highest judges in the US this morning, in oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 27 September]

Stem cell litigants say no thanks to University of California participation

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 23 September 2010 by Steve

“Both the plaintiffs and the defendants in a US lawsuit challenging the government’s right to fund research using human embryonic stem cells filed court documents declining to consent to another party – the University of California – from joining the case …” (more)

[The Great Beyond, 23 September]

University of California enters stem cell legal fray

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 21 September 2010 by Steve

“The University of California (UC) has requested permission from a US court to participate in a lawsuit that challenges the government’s right to fund research using human embryonic stem cells …” (more)

[Alla Katsnelson, The Great Beyond, 21 September]

US government argues for stem cell stay

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 21 September 2010 by Steve

“The legal battle over federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research in the US continues: in yet another court filing today, government lawyers reiterated their arguments for why an appeals court should lift a ban on such funding imposed by a district court judge last month …” (more)

[Alla Katsnelson, The Great Beyond, 20 September]

Temporary reprieve for stem cells

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 14 September 2010 by Steve

“The National Institute of Health is scrambling to get money out the door after the temporary reversal of a court injunction that abruptly shut down US government funding for human embryonic stem-cell research just 17 days earlier …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 14 September]

NIH tells researchers to recommence stem cell work

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 10 September 2010 by Steve

“Hours after a federal appeals court temporarily lifted an injunction blocking the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from funding human embryonic stem cell research, agency officials told grantees and staff that they can pick up where they left off when a US district court judge issued the injunction on 23 August …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 9 September]

Appeals court temporarily lifts stem cell injunction

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Responding to an emergency appeal by government lawyers, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit temporarily reversed a lower court judge’s ruling freezing US government funding for human embryonic stem cell research …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 9 September]

No stay for stem cell injunction

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 8 September 2010 by Steve

“A Washington DC court this afternoon denied the government’s motion requesting that last month’s injunction against federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research be lifted …” (more)

[Alla Katsnelson, The Great Beyond, 7 September]

US stem-cell chaos felt abroad

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 7 September 2010 by Steve

“‘If the ruling stands, our collaboration is severely curtailed’, wrote Benoit Bruneau in an e-mail to a UK-based colleague last week. Bruneau is a developmental biologist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California, San Francisco, whose work relies on funds from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, Nature, 7 September]

Stem cell plaintiffs blast NIH chief, question total funding freeze

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 4 September 2010 by Steve

“James Sherley of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts, and Theresa Deisher of AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, Washington, the two plaintiffs behind a recent court injunction that has frozen US government funding for human stem cell research, have filed a memorandum with the court blasting the government’s position and questioning the Justice Department’s interpretation of the injunction …” (more)

[The Great Beyond, 4 September]

US government appeals stem cell ruling

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 1 September 2010 by Steve

“The US government this afternoon filed court documents requesting a reversal of last week’s temporary ban on human embryonic stem cell research …” (more)

[Alla Katsnelson, The Great Beyond, 31 August]

NIH stops its own human embryonic stem cell experiments

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“In a move not unexpected, but still shocking, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday halted human embryonic stem cell experiments being conducted by researchers on its own campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The directive, communicated to researchers by Michael Gottesman, the agency’s Deputy Director for Intramural Research, came one week after a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily halting federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 30 August]

Stem Cell Decision Fallout: What’s Next, and Who Were the Plaintiffs?

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 26 August 2010 by Steve

“Stem cell work will go on. But the shape of its long-term future is a mystery. A court ruling yesterday that said the federal government can’t fund embryonic stem cell research even if no money goes to destroying embryos has thrown the field into confusion …” (more)

[Andrew Moseman, Discover, 25 August]