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MA relaxes stem cell restrictions

By | October 9, 2007

Massachusetts is getting ready to overturn regulations that restrict the use of stem cells for research, according to the linkurl:Associated Press.;http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/10/08/mass_health_panel_set_to_reverse_romney_backed_stem_cell_rules/ The regulations imposed by the 2005 bill created a muddy picture of which stem cells could be used for research. The language made collaborations with out of state researchers especially difficult. David Scadden, co-director of the

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Nobel Prize in Medicine announced

By | October 8, 2007

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to linkurl:Mario Capecchi;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14469/ , Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for developing the method of gene targeting in mice leading to the "knock out" mice used today as models of human disease. The trio of scientists received the linkurl:Lasker award;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/19901/ for Medical Research in 2001 for their achievements. Read more about the prize in our daily news

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Venter makes synthetic chromosome... or does he?

By | October 8, 2007

Rumors of J. Craig Venter's achievements in creating artificial life are again linkurl:circulating;http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/oct/06/genetics.climatechange in the press - the Guardian reported this weekend that Venter has successfully made a fully synthetic chromosome, dubbed Mycoplasma laboratorium. The chromosome reportedly consists of 381 genes, and in total contains 580,000 nucleotide base pairs. In a linkurl:study;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53341/ published thi

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Clinton wants TV show about scientists

By | October 6, 2007

New York Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton linkurl:told;http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/10/04/clinton_vows_to_end_assault_on.html a Carnegie Institution audience on Thursday that a fictional TV show like CSI would inspire more students to pursue science, according to the __Washington Post__. "Make up a character," she said. The comments were part of a speech in which Clinton promised to end the Bush administration's ''war on science,'' which we covered l

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2007 Nobel: Place your bets!

By | October 5, 2007

We'll all find out who takes this year's Nobel Prizes the morning they do (sometime next week), but there are some early predictions. Thomson Scientific predicts this year's linkurl:Prize for Physiology or Medicine;http://scientific.thomson.com/nobel/med/ will go to linkurl:Fred H. Gage;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/12172/ (adult neurogenesis); Joan Massague (action of growth factor beta); and R. John Ellis, F. Ulrich Hartl, and linkurl:Arthur Horwich;http://www.the-scientist.com

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Anti-open access group loses another supporter

By | October 5, 2007

Another university press has disassociated itself from linkurl:PRISM;http://www.prismcoalition.org/ -- the Partnership for Integrity in Science and Medicine -- an anti-open access advocacy group established by the linkurl:Association of American Publishers;http://www.publishers.org/ (AAP). MIT Press director Ellen Faran resigned from AAP's Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, The Chronicle of Higher Education linkurl:reported;http://chronicle.com/news/article/3182/anti-open-access-e

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Congress admits biosafety gaps

By | October 4, 2007

This in from news editor Alla Katsnelson: At a congressional hearing on linkurl:biosafety;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53626/ today (October 4), the Government Accountability Office reported that the federal government doesn't know how many labs are involved in biosafety level 3 and level 4 work, or where those labs are. Although labs working with certain "select agents" are under the oversight of the CDC, labs working with other pathogens such as SARS or Hantavirus a

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Thyroid hormone in utero and vision

By | October 4, 2007

This morning, at the annual meeting of the linkurl:American Thyroid Association,;http://www.thyroid.org/ann_mtg/2007_78th/index.html I was captivated by a talk that included a very resourceful experimental design. linkurl:Joanne Rovet's;http://www.sickkids.on.ca/RovetLab/default.asp group, at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, described her research on the effects of hypothyroidism in pregnant women on the visual processing of their babies. Rovet's group found that babies exposed to l

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Biosafety accidents on the rise

By | October 3, 2007

On the heels of linkurl:recent revelations;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53626/ of unreported accidents in Texas university labs and breaches of safety regulations at the University of Wisconsin, an AP article today linkurl:reports;http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/02/AR2007100200158.html on mishaps at biosafety labs across the country. More than 100 such incidents have occurred since 2003, and some were not reported as required, according to the article.

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Stem cells to test medicines?

By | October 3, 2007

The British government and three big pharma companies announced a partnership today (October 3) to develop techniques for using linkurl:stem cells;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/6/1/34/1/ to test the safety of new medicines, the linkurl:Financial Times reports.;http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ecdb2c48-714b-11dc-98fc-0000779fd2ac.html So far, the article notes, big companies have stayed away from the controversial field. The group, launched today as a nonprofit called Stem Cells for Safer Medicine

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