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

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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 …

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Sherley patent for reprogramming method like STAP cells

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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 …

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Great news as Sherley v Sebelius officially over: Supreme Court Takes a pass!

Today the Supreme Court agreed to review three cases, none of which were Sherley v Sebelius. What a great day! For those curious, Certiorari Granted (subheading on Supreme Court announcement) means the Court has granted review of these cases. This is wonderful news for patients, the stem cell field, and probably biotech Advanced Cell Technology …

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Sherley v Sebelius: Will SCOTUS hear the case? What happens if it does?

The buzz topic in the stem cell field right now is whether the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will take up the Sherley v Sebelius (S v S) case over the legality of federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. The SCOTUS decision as to whether to hear the S v S should …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Dumbest stem cell headlines & stories of 2013

Reading these one doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry they are so stupid. “Top researcher: iPS cells ‘probably’ already embryos”. This article was so wrong about so many things that it gives dumb a bad name. “‘Adventurous’ woman sought to carry Neanderthal baby”. Who needs the National Enquirer? “Dana White media scrum: Meniere’s disease cured …

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USA v Regenerative Sciences Word Clouds are Illuminating

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What can clouds tell us about a stem cell legal court case strategy such as USA v. Regenerative Sciences? It turns out, quite a lot. In about a week a Federal Appeals Court Case will begin to review the ruling in the USA v Regenerative Sciences that favored the FDA. This is arguably one of …

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