Change in Federal Stem Cell Funding Policy Spurs Interest in Field

Finkelstein, Joel B.
May 2009
JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/6/2009, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p626
Academic Journal
The article reports on the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama to reverse the Federal stem cell funding policy on March 9, 2009 in the U.S. It says that the president lifted the ban on the use of federal funds for human embryonic stem cells research. It further states that the scientists believe that the research will possibly help to cure several diseases including Parkinson's, cancer, heart disease, and others.


Related Articles

  • Stem Cell Diversification. Hobson, Katherine // U.S. News & World Report;Aug2009, Vol. 146 Issue 7, p31 

    The article examines the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama to remove government policy that had restricted the use of embryonic stem cells in medical applications. While much progress has been made in the research of adult stem cells, embryonic cells still hold the most promise for...

  • Stem-Cell Doubletalk. Smith, Wesley J. // Human Life Review;Winter/Spring2009, Vol. 35 Issue 1/2, p151 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "Stem-Cell Doubletalk," by Wesley J. Smith, which appeared in the March 12, 2009 issue of "The Weekly Standard," online edition. It notes the issues surrounding the federal funding for embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. It also notes the...

  • STEP FOR STEM CELLS. Park, Alice // Time;8/16/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p15 

    The article reports that a human trial of an embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Should US fund embryonic-cell research? Belsie, Laurent // Christian Science Monitor;3/13/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 74, p2 

    Discusses controversy over the funding of embryonic stem cell research in the United States, as opponents claim it will violate the dignity of life and advocates hope it will cure diseases.

  • Stem Cells: Growth and Development...in Policy. Jadin, Jenna // BioScience;Oct2009, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p744 

    The article discusses U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines set forth by U.S. president Barack Obama's directive regarding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Obama's directive revoked the ban on funding for hESC research enacted by former U.S. president George W. Bush and...

  • Stem Cells, Life and the Law. Keiper, Adam; Levin, Yuval // Human Life Review;Summer2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p110 

    A court battle over embryonic stem-cell research that relate to articles that appeared in the June 2010 issue of "The Human Life Review" is presented.

  • Bush's bind on stem-cell research. Schorr, Daniel // Christian Science Monitor;8/3/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 175, p11 

    Discusses the issue of whether stem-cell research in the United States should receive federal funding, and the decision which President George W. Bush must make regarding the issue, in light of his visit with Pope John Paul II.

  • Time to lift embryo research ban.  // Nature;11/12/1998, Vol. 396 Issue 6707, p97 

    Calls for a change in United States law regarding embryo research. Society's ability to regulate science; Advances in the culture of human embryonic stem cells; US ban on embryo research using federal funds; Lack of regulation for private sector; Geron, the company involved in embryo stem cell...

  • US close to funding stem-cell work. Smaglik, Paul // Nature;12/9/1999, Vol. 402 Issue 6762, p566 

    Reports that the United States National Institute of Health could provide funding for research on human embryonic stem cells upon approval of guidelines. Distinction between derivation of cells from embryos and research on isolated cells; Use of stem cells taken from frozen in vitro...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics