Conference attendees hear stem cell success study with UM connection

Attendees were shown a dramatic news clip Monday afternoon at the sixth annual World Stem Cell Summit of a patient with Lou Gehrig’s Disease telling how he was able once again to undo the buttons on his shirt following an experimental stem cell operation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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World Stem Cell Summit feature of “A promising state of research on stem cells”

It’s a tribute to Michigan’s emerging leadership in embryonic stem cell research that the World Stem Cell Summit — an international gathering of scientists, patients, policy makers and others — will open on the shores of the Detroit River this week. The decision to bring the summit to Detroit recognizes new strides in stem cell […]

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At 2010 World Stem Cell Summit, Mich. lawmakers, ‘U’ researchers laud state’s efforts

While the fields of science and politics often clash on their views of stem cell research, leaders from both groups are gathering this week in hopes of bridging the gap between them. Nearly 1,200 researchers, lawmakers, businessmen and patient advocates from 20 countries are attending the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit at the Marriott Hotel […]

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Michigan says it developed stem cell line

University of Michigan researchers said Sunday they have created a line of human embryonic stem cells that will spur the state’s medical research industry. The cell line, known as UM4-6, was developed under a 2008 program approved by Michigan voters that allows the development of stem cells from unused human embryos obtained from fertility clinics.

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University of Michigan creates the state’s first human embryonic stem cell line

University of Michigan researchers announced today they’ve created the state’s first human embryonic stem cell line. The announcement comes just one day before the World Stem Cell Summit begins in Detroit, featuring Sean Morrison, director of the U-M’s Center for Stem Cell Biology, as one of dozens of guest speakers.

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U-M heralds stem cell breakthrough

The University of Michigan is expected to announce today that it has created the state’s first embryonic stem cell line – a breakthrough officials say will catapult Michigan into the big leagues of stem cell research.

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Local researchers on speaking roster for World Stem Cell Summit

Researchers and policy makers from Michigan will be front and center during the three-day World Stem Cell Summit that begins Monday at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. The summit brings together some 1,200 researchers, patients, investors, ethicists, government officials and representatives from pharmaceutical companies. More than 150 speakers will make more than […]

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University of Michigan scientist prepares to speak at World Stem Cell Summit

Sean Morrison, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Stem Cell Biology, will be one of dozens of guest speakers presenting at the World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit next week.

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Business mogul fights for science

Some of the most important work in Michigan’s stem cell research doesn’t occur in a lab or petri dish. It’s in a Bloomfield Hills office filled with books on art and architecture and pictures of grandkids and the likes of Bill Clinton. At a maple-veneered desk, A. Alfred Taubman wields the kind of influence that […]

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Stem cell work can continue, for now

The Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided Tuesday afternoon to allow federally funded human embryonic stem cell research to continue, while the federal government appeals a lower court injunction that barred the work.

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Court Schedule Suggests Stem Cell Lawsuit Won’t Be Resolved Until Late in Year

The court dates for the lawsuit tying up stem cell research suggest the case won’t be decided until at least Thanksgiving and could take until the end of the year. A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted a “stay” that allows human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research to continue during an appeal of a 23 […]

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