Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Appoints New Chairwoman

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission named patient advocate Margaret Conn Himelfarb its new chairwoman Friday. Himelfarb, appointed to the commission in 2008 by Gov. Martin O’Malley, has pushed for research on juvenile diabetes since her son was diagnosed with the disease in 1981. She is credited with organizing the grassroots campaign supporting legislation to […]

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Wayne County Pledges $1.5M for New Stem Cell Lab in Plymouth

Wayne County is investing $1.5 million to create a stem cell wet lab in Plymouth that will house a number of up-and-coming small businesses specializing in research and commercialization of new drugs and other biotech advances. The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine will feature a combination of wet lab, offices, and manufacturing space totaling 21,000 […]

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GPI Announces Distinguished Group of 2010 “Stem Cell Action” Honorees

6th Annual Stem Cell Action Awards to be presented at 2010 World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit WASHINGTON–The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) will honor Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm; philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman; the Canadian Stem Cell Network; Stephen and Barbara Byer and the organization they founded, ALS Worldwide; and patient-advocate Laura Jackson at its […]

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Doyle’s Stem Cell Promise Kept

When Gov. Jim Doyle was elected in 2002, he pledged to put Wisconsin in the forefront of stem cell research nationally and internationally.

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University of Michigan Invention Could Advance Stem Cell Science

When embryonic stem cells are grown, these sensitive cells need an extra-friendly environment to live in. University of Michigan researchers have created a special synthetic surface, which they say could create a more consistent environment within a petri dish for those little stem cells. And that, they say, could in turn advance their studies into the world of […]

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World Stem Cell Summit Announces Keynote Speakers and Hot Topics for 2010

DETROIT — Bernard Siegel, executive director of the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and co-chair of the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit, announced the selection of keynote speakers for the World Stem Cell Summit, which is taking place at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, October 4-6. Leadership Keynote – Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm […]

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm attends Chicago conference in order to win more biotech jobs for the state

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Greg Main, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, were at the BIO International Conference in Chicago today where they met with venture-capital firms and life-science industry leaders in an effort to bring more life-sciences jobs to Michigan. “Michigan’s biotech industry is one of the fastest-growing in the […]

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Granholm Announces Free Stem Cell Education Day

Public invited to explore lifesaving science at October 2010 World Summit in Detroit CHICAGO — Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced at a press conference in Chicago that the World Stem Cell Summit will kick-off with a free “Public Education Day” on October 3 at the Detroit Science Center. The event will feature hands-on exhibits […]

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Voters have spoken on stem cell research

In November 2008, a majority of Michigan voters — and a majority of Livingston County voters — cast ballots to amend the constitution to specifically allow stem cell research to be conducted here. Actually, voters went further — they told lawmakers to keep their hands off stem cell research. Drafters of Proposal 2 feared the […]

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World Stem Cell Report to be published in Regenerative Medicine

World Stem Cell Report to be published in Regenerative Medicine Regenerative Medicine joins 2011 World Stem Cell Summit in Pasadena as Platinum Media Sponsor The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and Future Medicine have announced that its 2011/12 World Stem Cell Report will be published as a special supplement to the award- winning, peer-reviewed journal Regenerative Medicine. It […]

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