Director of University of Michigan cancer center says targeting cancer stem cells is key to patient survival

Dr. Max Wicha, the director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan, told an audience at the sixth annual World Stem Cell Summit Wednesday that current cancer therapies…

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Novak Druce + Quigg LLP Speaks on Intellectual Property Law in Regenerative Medicine at the World Stem Cell Summit

This morning, Novak Druce + Quigg LLP Partner Nicholas Zachariades Ph.D. spoke on “The Shifting Landscape of Intellectual Property Law and Its Impact on the Future of Regenerative Medicine” at the Genetics Policy Institute’s World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit. During the discussion, Dr. Zachariades explored issues specific to stem cell research, including the ways […]

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Stem cell research progresses in Scotland

Rhona Allison is senior director of life sciences for Scottish Enterprise, an economic development group in Scotland. She is responsible for setting and delivering Scottish Enterprise’s life sciences strategy to support the economic growth and development of the life sciences sector in Scotland. Stem cell research holds out hope to millions that yet undiscovered treatments […]

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Stem cell summit zeroes in on ethics

Nearly 1,000 in Detroit debate risks and benefits

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Stem cell research can spur economic growth, researcher says

With a projected market for regenerative medicine of $500 billion by 2020 in the U.S. alone, states are right to fund economic programs targeting stem cell research and biotechnology, but politicians can’t be short-sighted by demanding short-term payoffs.

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At World Stem Cell Summit, researchers warned to stay vigilant

Advocates of embryonic stem cell research Monday told each other at the World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit that they need to stay vigilant against opposition to their science…

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Dr. Thomas Okarma and the World Stem Cell Summit featured on C-SPAN Video

Thomas Okarma gave the keynote address at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit. He spoke about his company’s research and future plans for treating those with spinal injuries. The Geron Corporation had received permission from the FDA to begin the world’s first human clinical trial to test embryonic stem cells as a treatment for spinal cord injuries.

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Progress highlighted at World Stem Cell Summit in Michigan

Researchers from around the world, including 16 from the University of Michigan, are detailing progress being made in stem cell science at the World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit this week.

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Stem-cell summit grapples with ethics of lab research

Her contribution to science may be the reason you are alive today. But Henrietta Lacks never knew that the cells scraped from her cervical tumor would be critical in the polio vaccine and cancer research. She was poor and had less than a high school education, and she died soon after her cells were taken […]

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WWJ Newsradio on World Stem Cell Summit

Making the stem cell industry grow — that’s the focus of the World Stem Cell Summit that began Monday the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Governor Jennifer Granholm told attendees that Michigan can lead in developing the cures, as part of what will become an $8 billion industry. But, she said efforts must also continue to […]

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Election could determine future of stem cell research, Sen. Levin says

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told the opening session of the sixth annual World Stem Cell Summit at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center hotel that the upcoming November elections could be crucial in determining the future of stem cell research in the U.S. One reason is a pending federal lawsuit over whether President Barack Obama […]

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