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Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

...isk of rejection or disease transmission and avoid ethical concerns. The methods used in the pre-clinical study are as follows: Infarcts were induced in 13 juvenile swine by balloon occlusion of the mid left anterior descending artery. Forty-eight hours after the infarction, adipose cells were harvested t...

Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute

...ssess the environmental, economic, regulatory, and ethical impacts of nanomanufacturing. " While shrinking dimensions hold the promise of exponential increases in data storage densities and other electronic, medical and energy applications, realistic commercial products cannot be realized without first answ...

Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior

... new information systems. "Worries abound over the ethical implications of genetic determinism," he said. "The goal of BeeSpace is to help forge a deeper understanding of the relationship between genes and behavior that transcends nature-nurture. This project will use genomic biology to demonstrate that wh...

NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research

..., Ph.D., $5.3 million This center will study the ethical issues in the design and conduct of human genetic ...e how adequately they address present and emerging ethical concerns, the center will conduct research and develop resources that will contribute to stronger po...

International symposium on nutritional genomics

...ets; how foods can influence health and aging; and ethical and consumer issues. The symposium will present the latest findings linking diet and genes to heart disease, diabetes, asthma and some cancers. Nutritional genomics is the study of how diet and genes interact to influence health and disease. It's we...

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

...esearch but also in promoting public debate on the ethical issues arising from such work. Dr. Simon Wo...public debate and explore with the researchers the ethical and social questions which arise alongside the technical and scientific issues in this promising are...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

...world therefore needs an ongoing discussion of key ethical issues related to the human predicament in order t...cial sciences, providing more consideration of the ethical dimensions of how people treat one another other and the environment, he added. ''The MAHB at a mini...

UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement

...ng on for some time, the studies have considerable ethical questions which are less of an issue with plants. Already new avenues of research have been opened in plant studies by the publication of the genetic map of centromeres in a plant called Arabidopsis, which is widely used in laboratory studies. ...

Germans must research the history of reproductive medicine during the Nazi era

...e past, they will struggle to make decisions about ethical issues that confront doctors and scientists workin... scientists, the scientific impetus triumphed over ethical scruples. This definitely goes for the anatomist Hermann Stieve, who undertook a fundamental examin...

New public policy & aging report highlights facts and fiction about anti-aging medicine

...s the scientific debates, social consequences, and ethical issues associated with the possible emergence of a "long-lived" society. Case Western Reserve University Professor Robert Binstock begins the issue with an overview of the anti-aging medicine debate as it has played out in recent years - remarking on...

The protection of human subjects in gene transfer research explored at conference in July

...ns of the institutional review board (IRB) and the ethical principles underlying the conduct of research with...ing permission and minor assent for participation, ethical consideration in vulnerable populations, and a nuts and bolts program on human subject protection. ...

Leroy Hood to receive 2004 Biotechnology Heritage Award

...ode of Codes, a book about scientific, social, and ethical issues raised by genetic research. His professional career began at Caltech, where he and colleagues pioneered the DNA and protein synthesizers and sequencers that constitute the technological foundation for contemporary molecular biology and have r...

Can we restore wetlands and leave the mosquitoes out?

...ressing mosquito control. Willott will discuss the ethical questions arising from wetland restoration at the first Future Trends in Environmental Philosophy conference, to be held June 1-4 at the Highlands Center in Allanspark, Colo. Her talk, "Restoring Nature, Without Mosquitoes?" and the discussion that f...

20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion

... understanding as the foundation for exploring the ethical and religious implications of these advancements. ... University of Pennsylvania, who will focus on the ethical implications of affective technology and its relationship to understanding people....

Setting the gene expression base-line for breast cancer research

...ells cultured in the laboratory to which, for many ethical and logistical reasons, scientists frequently have to resort when performing experiments. The LICR/Breakthrough study results sound a cautionary warning for interpreting microarray data from cultured cells, and may also be helpful in determining betw...

Cells from adult bone marrow can be converted into brain stem cells for transplantation

... bone marrow, called stromal cells, eliminates the ethical and logistical issues that arise with the use of c...ansplanted into the same person's brain eliminates ethical issues and immune-system problems that can arise when the body rejects cells from an outside source....

Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting

...an array of rehabilitation research from legal and ethical issues relevant to traumatic brain injury research...s diabetic ulcers, lacerations, and burns. Legal, ethical issues in traumatic brain injury research, pg 155 A study of federal and state laws, bioethics lit...

Harvard Stem Cell Institute hosts inaugural symposia

...h at Harvard is conducted according to the highest ethical standards." BACKGROUND: Background materials on the science, ethics and funding of stem cell research can be found at http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/stem/99-StemOver.html . There also are multi-media presentations on the science and im...

APS announces 2004 Distinguished Lecturer Awards

...nts in training, and otherwise fosters the highest ethical standards in biomedical research, publication, teaching and interaction with the public sector. Lecture Presentation: "Crossing Species Boundaries: Promethean, Pandoran or Just Plain Science?" on April 20, 2004. R. Clinton Webb, Ph.D. Medical C...

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference - June 2004

...cal 'firsts', new rulings by regulatory bodies, or ethical controversies often sparking heated debate among practitioners in the field themselves, as well as ethicists, legislators, the media and the public. ESHRE's annual meeting is the forum where more than 5,000 of the world's leading experts in reproduc...

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