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Scientists oppose European stem cell patent ban

Research scientists hit out on Wednesday at a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case they say could block development of embryonic stem cell-based therapies in Europe. Full story

Stem cell trial offers hope for vision patients

Christopher Goodrich hopes to be one of the first patients enrolled in clinical trial that just got a go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, only the second trial approved anywhere in the world to test human embryonic stem cells in people. Full story

Scientists developing stem cell alternative

   Harvard scientists say they've developed an alternative to embryonic stem cells by using skin cells. Msnbc.com's Keva Andersen reports.

U.S. appeals order blocking stem cell research

The Obama administration has appealed a federal judge's order that undercuts U.S. government funded embryonic stem cell research. Full story

Embryonic stem cell critic: 'Pleased with ruling'

   David Prentice, senior fellow for Life Sciences at the Family Research Council, talks about his opposition for federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Heal thyself: Patients' use own stem cells

For all the emotional debate that began about a decade ago to allow the use of embryonic stem cells, it's adult stem cells that are in human testing today. Some are shown promise in treating various diseases. Full story

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FDA lifts hold on embryonic stem cell trial

Vatican to finance adult stem cell research

New NIH chief: Turn science into better care

Sperm made of stem cells claim retracted

Stem cell payoff could take decades not days

Democrats debate methods to end stem cell ban

Obama election signals change in stem cell fight

Philanthropist gets Clinton to back stem cells

Cells switch identity in biological breakthrough

Stem cell advance may boost blood supply

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  Stem cell substitute on the way?

Aug. 14: A new "cell farming" procedure using mice could replace need for embryonic stem cell research by programming regular cells to become specialized cells. KNSD's Steven Luke reports.

  Stem cells may reverse type 1 diabetes

July 17: Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, the Director of stem cell development at the University of Miami, is working on several projects that focuses on the use of embryonic stem cells to cure type 1 diabetes. While Dr. Bendala is hopeful, he says a cure may be five to ten years away.

  Obama lifts stem cell research funding ban

March 9: President Barack Obama announces he is lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

  Companies may move fast on stem cell research

March 11: The effect of President Obama's order to lift restrictions on embryonic stem cell research was felt immediately by companies and universities that work with stem cells. KNTV's Scott Budman reports.

  Stem-cell funding restriction lifted?

March 6: Scrub. Rinse. Repeat.: Rachel Maddow explains how the Obama administration will lift Bush-era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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Frozen vials of human embryonic stem cells at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor
Frozen vials of human embryonic stem cells at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2008 file photo, research associate Crystal Pacutin pulls a frozen vial of human embryonic stem cells at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. An appeals court gave short-term approval Thursday for continuing f

 Theresa Gratsch, a Ph.D. research specialist, views nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Theresa Gratsch, a Ph.D. research specialist, views nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich.

** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 2008 file photo, Theresa Gratsch, a Ph.D. research specialist, views nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., Reversing an eight-year

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A researcher holds small test tubes filled with stem cells stored at a lab of the Sao Paulo University Human Genome Research Center in Sao Paulo, Monday, March 3, 2008. Brazilian church officials urged the Supreme Court on Friday to reject embryonic stem cell research in the world's largest Roman Ca