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    Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

    Too late to stop embryonic stem cell progress, the majority of people in the whole world are for it no matter how hard they try.



    Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding





    By Kate Kelland

    LONDON | Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:48am EDT

    LONDON (Reuters) - Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding for studies using embryonic stem cells.

    Hailing the field as "one of the most exciting and promising" in modern biomedical research, the group said they feared research grants currently under review may be under threat from pro-life European parliamentarians who say public funds should not be spent on embryonic stem cell work.

    "(EU) Commission funding must be available to continue to support scientists investigating all types of stem cells - including human embryonic stem cells - with potential to make advances in regenerative medicine," they wrote in an open letter released by the Wellcome Trust, a charitable health foundation.

    The European Parliament is currently debating the future outline of Horizon 2020, the EU's program for research and innovation which will run from 2014 to 2020.

    Draft rules provide for stem cell research funding, including embryonic stem cells but some member states have been lobbying for embryonic stem cell research to be excluded.

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...Health+News%29

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    Thank you, Manoulli, for pointing this out. Europe is undergoing a deep recession and science will be the first to be cut. I am very concerned about the impact of this on science around the world. The United States has not come out of its recession yet and scientific funding is still very depressed. It is not only stem cell research but all research.

    Wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    Thank you, Manoulli, for pointing this out. Europe is undergoing a deep recession and science will be the first to be cut. I am very concerned about the impact of this on science around the world. The United States has not come out of its recession yet and scientific funding is still very depressed. It is not only stem cell research but all research.

    Wise.
    Hi Dr. Young, maybe the private sector will make money so they can spend for research. This article has a good news.


    Stem cell market to reach $322 million by 2017
    New York, New York (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) June 19, 2012

    2011 saw the stem cell market earn revenues of $148.4 million in 2011 and this is forecast to reach $322 million by 2017. The segments covered include: bio-imaging and microscopy, cell biology tools, immunochemical, molecular biology tools, and protein biochemistry tools.

    The US is one of the major stem cell markets in the world, and the country has been witnessing a significant level of positive growth over the past few years. The US stem cell market was estimated to reach around $830 Million in 2010, up from $500 Million in 2009.

    This market growth can be attributed to a number of supporting factors, such as huge investment, strong demand, and rising disease incidences. Forecasters have predicted that these factors will lead to the US stem cell market generating revenues of $3 billion by 2013.

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    http://www.officialwire.com/pr/stem-...-million-2017/

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    Manouli, can you imagine what one big discovery for a treatment of one of these dreaded diseases will bring.? I'm counting on your post you left me. I'm wating to walk again. I get excited with a good article on spinal cord or any ailment really. then at the end of the article it willl say years away. Paolo, thinks that somethng might happen soon from a researcher who we might not hear from. so there are positve people here and wise might come up with something.

    anthony

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