The Washington Post Feb 3, 2016 by Joel Achenbach An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic material from three parents. The committee, which was convened last year at the request of the […]
Attn: Michael Berrios The Committee on Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases Dear Committee Members: There are at least five reasons why the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research recommends that the FDA deny licensure for the use of […]
Science Daily Jan 6, 2016 Gladstone Institute Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have successfully converted human skin cells into fully-functional pancreatic cells. The new cells produced insulin in response to changes in glucose levels, and, when transplanted into mice, the cells protected the animals from […]
Miami Herald Jan 14, 2016 By Glenn Garvin Keith Oliver, patient 500 to receive a stem-cell transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oliver was one of many patients celebrating their new lives Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at a reunion of stem-cell transplant patients. PEDRO PORTAL firstname.lastname@example.org It wasn’t quite all ab...
Daily Record Jan 25, 2016 By David Taylor Multiple sclerosis patient Lucy Clarke is the first Scot to successfully have the radical stem cell treatment that’s being hailed as “miraculous” by experts. Medics are now hopeful that it could eradicate the degenerative neurological condition. Lucy, from Inverness, had to raise £40,000 for treatment in Moscow as she […]
The Star Jan 19, 2016 Paralysed multiple sclerosis sufferers are walking again thanks to life-changing treatment in Sheffield. A trial at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital has seen 20 patients receive bone marrow transplants using their own stem cells in a bid to ‘re-boot’ their immune systems, which has helped some people walk again. The trial […]