Legally blind improve from stem cells

YORKSHIRE, England, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A controversial transplant of stem cells derived from a human embryo may result in some vision improvement for three blind test subjects, U.S. researchers said.

Cloning technology could be used on humans

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher said a new cloning technique could be used by unethical scientists to develop a way to create designer babies.

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WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they've found a way to create human embryonic stem cells without destroying the embryo.

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MADISON, Wis., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported they have reprogrammed skin cells to behave as stem cells by introducing four genes.

Cell might sub for embryonic stem cells

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Stem cells: Cure for macular degeneration?

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say embryonic stem cells can slow vision loss when injected into rats suffering from a disease similar to macular degeneration.

U.S. stem-cell flap continues

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., are criticizing a scientist who says he created stem cells without destroying an embryo.

New stem cell technique is reported

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed a technique to generate new lines of cultured human embryonic stem cells, leaving the embryo intact.

Stem cell breakthrough in Japan

KYOTO, Japan, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Japanese researchers have been able to make adult cells act like embryonic stem cells, at least in mice.

New stem cell techniques spare embryos

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two teams of scientists say they have each devised unique methods to obtain embryonic stem cells without destroying a viable embryo.

Scientists clone cells from human patients

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Korean scientists have used cloning techniques to generate for the first time human embryonic stem cell lines that are an identical genetic match to patients. T

Stem cell therapy cures paralysis in rats

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Scientists have restored the ability to walk in paralyzed rats using a treatment derived from human embryonic stem cells, the first direct demonstration the controversial cells can regenerate tissues damaged by spinal cord injuries.
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Stem cell lines may not meet guidelines

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Some of the human embryonic stem-cell lines approved for federally funded research may not meet newly recommended ethical criteria for conducting that research -- a conflict that could limit access to the cell lines even further and impede progress in the

Stem cell rules may pressure White House

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- New ethical guidelines for conducting human embryonic stem-cell research issued Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences may have little impact on scientists, but experts think they will be used by patient groups and other proponents to urge the Bush a

Health Biz: Physicians join the P4P game

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Doctors proactively put themselves in the development stage for pay of performance programs and stem cell research funding gets a boost from the West Coast.
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Robert Lanza (born 11 February 1956) is an American Doctor of Medicine, scientist, Chief Scientific Officer of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Lanza was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up south of there, in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Lanza "altered the genetics of chickens in his basement", and came to the attention of Harvard Medical School researchers when he appeared at the university with his results. Jonas Salk, B. F. Skinner, and Christiaan Barnard mentored Lanza over the next ten years. Lanza attended University of Pennsylvania, receiving BA and MD degrees. There, he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a University Scholar. Lanza was a Fulbright Scholar. Lanza currently resides in Clinton, Massachusetts.

Lanza was part of the team that cloned the world's first early stage human embryos for the purpose of generating embryonic stem cells. Lanza demonstrated that techniques used in preimplantation genetic diagnosis could be used to generate embryonic stem cells without embryonic destruction.

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