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CONTENTS Issue #363
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If cord blood stem cells are the future, why aren't we saving them?
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If cord blood stem cells are the future, why aren't we saving them?
15 June 2006 - by Dr Karen Devine
This week saw the long awaited report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), which stated its latest position on the public and private banking of umbilical cord blood stem cells. Essentially, their stance remains unchanged from the one taken in their previous opinion paper published in 2001... [Read More]
No new eggs from bone marrow cells
16 June 2006 - by Dr Jess Buxton
A new US study has cast serious doubt on controversial research that suggested bone marrow stem cells can produce new eggs in adult mice. Last year, a team based at Massachusetts General Hospital reported in the journal Cell that the eggs of mice rendered sterile could... [Read More]
Parents warned over speculative cord blood banking
18 June 2006 - by Heidi Nicholl
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has issued an updated version of its Scientific Opinion Paper on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking. The report finds that there is little evidence to recommend the practice whereby private companies collect and store umbilical cord blood for up to... [Read More]
Rabin's killer given go-ahead to father child
18 June 2006 - by Heidi Nicholl
Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled that Yigal Amir, the assassin who killed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, will be allowed to father a child using artificial insemination (AI). Amir was jailed for life without parole following the murder and married Larissa Trimbobler by proxy... [Read More]
ESHRE continues human cloning ban
19 June 2006 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
BioNews reporting from ESHRE conference, Prague (sponsored by Planer cryoTechnology). By Dr Kirsty Horsey: The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), which is holding its annual conference in Prague this week, has again renewed its moratorium on human reproductive cloning. ESHRE began a voluntary five year moratorium on... [Read More]
EU approves funding for ES cell research
19 June 2006 - by Dr Jess Buxton
The European parliament has voted to allow European Union (EU) funding for projects involving human embryonic stem (ES) cell research. In the latest stage of the approval for Europe's 2007-2013 research budget, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), politicians backed the proposal by 284 votes to... [Read More]
Scientists report on new egg freezing technique
19 June 2006 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
BioNews reporting from ESHRE conference, Prague (sponsored by Planer cryoTechnology). By Dr Kirsty Horsey: Japanese scientists have presented research at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Prague, Czech Republic, today, suggesting that the inequality between men and... [Read More]
New technique will improve embryo test success rates
19 June 2006 - by Dr Jess Buxton
BioNews reporting from ESHRE conference, Prague (sponsored by Planer cryoTechnology). By Dr Jess Buxton: A new technique is set to improve the success rate of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), the testing of embryos for gene mutations that cause disease. Five UK women are already pregnant... [Read More]
No physical health problems for ICSI children
19 June 2006 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
BioNews reporting from ESHRE conference, Prague (sponsored by Planer cryoTechnology). By Dr Kirsty Horsey: Researchers from Belgium have presented evidence at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Prague, Czech Republic, today, to show that children born from... [Read More]
Mysteries of adult cell reprogramming unravelled
19 June 2006 - by Dr Jess Buxton
UK and US researchers say they are close to identifying a 'cocktail' of proteins that could convert adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells capable of growing into any type of body tissue. Scientists based at Edinburgh University have shown that a protein called 'Nanog' is key... [Read More]

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