Search Results for: James Sherley

Where are ES cell foes James Sherley & Theresa Deisher now?

Theresa-Deisher

Four or five years ago the top stem cell story was the battle over federal funding of human embryonic stem (ES) cell research in the U.S. by James Sherley and Theresa Deisher. They were the two opponents of ES cell research making the most national headlines. Nature did a whole piece back then on Deisher …

Where are ES cell foes James Sherley & Theresa Deisher now? Read More »

James Sherley of anti-ESC lawsuit calls on NIH to think like he does

James-Sherley

Dr. James Sherley, the scientist behind the lawsuit against federally-funded ES cell research, has penned an opinion piece in The Daily Caller today calling on NIH to, in his words, ‘do the right thing.’ However, what Sherley is really asking is for the NIH, other stem cell scientists, and all Americans to think like he …

James Sherley of anti-ESC lawsuit calls on NIH to think like he does Read More »

Sherley patent for reprogramming method like STAP cells

ASCTC

A new patent has been awarded to James Sherley for a very unusual method claimed for making induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. The patent, No. 8,759,098, claims that a single non-genetic chemical agent, xanthine, can by itself reprogram adult stem cells (ASC) into iPS cells (aka iPSCs; see image they released at left). Surprising patent, huh? Another …

Sherley patent for reprogramming method like STAP cells Read More »

Lessons for today’s science from when embryonic stem cell research was illegal in US

James-Sherley

We kind of take for granted these days that embryonic stem cell research can proceed without any restrictions, at least at the federal level. However, in the early days of blogging here on The Niche the big debate and battle were over federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Things got very complicated and for …

Lessons for today’s science from when embryonic stem cell research was illegal in US Read More »

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Federally Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

There has been a long and winding road for a lawsuit against federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). The latest phase was an appeal by the plaintiffs (those suing the government to stop federal funding of ESCR) to a U.S. Appeals Court of a decision that went against them in the D.C. Court …

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Federally Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research Read More »

Stem cell surprises on April Fools Day

What would be the most foolish, surprising, fun stem cell headlines on April Fools Day? 1) Family Research Council surprises world by announcing at April 1 press conference that they endorse embryonic stem cell research and arguing that it has great promise. They advocate pursuing both adult and embryonic stem cell research to help the …

Stem cell surprises on April Fools Day Read More »

Stem cell opponents appeal federal ruling: what does this mean?

Screen-shot-2011-04-30-at-7.26.03-PM-262x300

Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher are the two adult stem cell researchers who sued the federal government over federal funding of ESC research. They claimed that NIH funding of ESC research violated the law and also was unfair to them. This case has been bouncing around in various courts over the last couple years …

Stem cell opponents appeal federal ruling: what does this mean? Read More »

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against ES cell research, but this was a different lawsuit

A federal appeals court today threw out a lawsuit against federal funding of ES cell research. The lawsuit reportedly was filed on behalf of all cryopreserved embryos in the U.S. and the ruling was issued by the US Court of the Appeals of the 4th Circuit. While this decision does not directly have anything to …

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against ES cell research, but this was a different lawsuit Read More »

Scientific-proof for the DC Court of Appeals that life begins at conception? Not by a long shot

The DC Appeals Court hears oral arguments today in the case over whether the federal government can legally fund embryonic stem cell (ESC) research. At stake are dozens of research projects that could provide treatments or cures for millions of Americans. Reportedly, an amicus brief to the court has been filed on behalf of Associate …

Scientific-proof for the DC Court of Appeals that life begins at conception? Not by a long shot Read More »

From Point A to Point Z: thinking outside the box about stem cells

What is the best way to get new stem cell-based therapies to the millions of patients who need help? I would argue that this is the key question in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Sometimes I think it is easy for folks to lose sight of that and fall into traps. …

From Point A to Point Z: thinking outside the box about stem cells Read More »