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They now have the go ahead from the courts, after two years of being held up, to proceed in distributing money for research with stem cells. The Supreme Court chose not to hear the case making it void. This is a huge step and I can only hope other states now follow.

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Professor Scolding

Dear all,

Professor Neil Scolding is one of the UK's leading lights in stem cell research for MS (using an individual's own stem cells). There was some talk about him starting some early trials this year and he is being funded by the UK MS Society in this area. Here is an article about his work:

Stem cell treatment may ease MS suffering

Irish Times - May. 01, 2007

The suffering of multiple sclerosis ...
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Optimistic view of HSCT

Some of the problems associated with HSCT, (such as not staying alive), appear to be getting sorted;


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Stem cells without mice

Public release date: 19-Mar-2007

Contact: Jennifer Chan
University of Southern California
Scientists unlock mystery of embryonic stem cell signaling pathway
USC researchers discover small molecule that may allow for growth of human stem cells without threat of contamination from mouse feeder cells

Los Angeles, Mar. 19, 2007 - A newly discovered small molecule ...
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Stem cell treatment for eyes

It's good to see that proper trials are already underway - this one for eye conditions. Interesting that the transplant might attract stem cells from the bone marrow.
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Chemical cues to turn stem cells into neurons

Making stem cells develop along the right lines is essential, and they need certain chemical signals to do this. Discovering these sounds like a significant advance...

Public release date: 14-Mar-2007

Contact: Joseph Bonner
Rockefeller University

In order to differentiate and specialize, stem cells require very specific environmental cues in a very specific ...
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Stem cell understanding advances.

I posted this on the General Discussion board, but suppose it should be here:
This must be the most encouraging news about stem cells I've read in a long time...

Public release date: 11-Mar-2007

Contact: Nancy Beddingfield
Burnham Institute
Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease
Stem cell ...
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Stem cells in the brain

Interesting discovery. It's nice that scientists keep discovering new ways that our brains repair and regenerate themselves during adulthood.

Brain creates 'new' nerve cells

Researchers have discovered a type of brain cell that continuously regenerates in humans.

A pool of "resting cells" migrate to create new nerve cells in the part of the brain which deals with smell.

The system has been shown in mice and rats but it was believed it did not exist ...
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