World Stem Cell Summit: December 6, 2013 Update

“In 5 to 10 years, you will have your genomes as part of your medical records,” Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Systems Biology, told attendees of the World Stem Cell Summit 2013 today, in San Diego. “Third-generation sequencing will be revolutionary,” he said in his plenary keynote “Systems Approaches to Disease and Stem Cells”; […]

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Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: ESCs, iPSCs, or NT-ESCs—Is One Better?

The debate over which form of stem cells will be most beneficial for clinical applications is far from over, and there may well never be a clear “winner.” The true winners will be the patients who will benefit from whichever method proves most feasible, cost effective, broadly accessible, and acceptable to regulatory agencies—whatever cell-based therapies […]

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Private sector is being encouraged to step in, help advance studies

The cash-strapped federal government’s ability to fund stem-cell research has become severely limited, the top official in charge of the research told attendees at the World Stem Cell Summit on Wednesday. So the private sector is being encouraged to play a larger role, to take over some functions, provide order and reduce needless duplication of […]

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Stem cell research faces budget crunch

The cash-strapped federal government’s ability to fund stem cell research has become severely limited, the top official in charge of the research told attendees at the World Stem Cell Summit on Wednesday. So the private sector is being encouraged to play a larger role, to take over some functions, provide order and reduce needless duplication […]

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$1M Award to Develop a Replacement Liver Announced

The New Organ Liver Prize, a $1 million award for the development of a replacement liver, was announced today by the Methusaleh Foundation, a medical charity committed to driving advances in regenerative medicine to extend the healthy lifespan. David Gobel, CEO of the Methusaleh Foundation announced the liver as the first target of The New […]

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Methuselah Foundation Announces $1 Million "New Organ Liver Prize" at World Stem Cell Summit

International Competition to Advance Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2013 – Methuselah Foundation, a medical charity based in Springfield, VA, announced today at the World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego the official launch of the $1 million New Organ Liver Prize, a five-year international competition to advance the field of […]

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Stem Cell Leaders Call for Human Embryome Project

Just as an international consortium was formed to map and sequence the human genome, now a group of stem cell and regenerative medicine scientists say it’s critical that such an effort be ramped up to do a similar project focused on the human embryome.

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World Stem Cell Summit: December 4, 2013 Update

Bernard Siegel, J.D., founder and co-chair of the World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) and executive director of Genetics Policy Institute, today welcomed attendees of WSCS 2013, being held December 4–6, in San Diego, CA. “Stem cell science represents, to those afflicted with chronic disease, a vehicle for modeling disease and therapeutic development,” states Siegel in […]

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Mary Ann Liebert to receive award for stem cell education at World Stem Cell Summit

New Rochelle, NY, December 2, 2013–The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) will bestow its 2013 Education Award on Mary Ann Liebert, President and CEO of the company that bears her name, citing her work in educating patients, researchers, and the broader stem cell community, and in raising the standard in medical research journalism. Ms. Liebert is […]

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Stem cell summit starts with optimism

Stem cell research has already yielded historic breakthroughs against incurable diseases, a panel of top stem cell researchers said at a public forum Tuesday evening. And that’s just the start, said the researchers, who described progress against cancer, diabetes, HIV and other illnesses.

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WSCS13 Featured Speaker Dr. Gary Smith leads stem cell research in Michigan

Five years ago this month, Michigan voters opened the door for a full range of stem cell research in the state. Today, that effort is well under way at the University of Michigan, and yielding results that are expanding knowledge of a wide range of diseases.

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