Tag Archives: embryonic stem cells

Comparing stem cell research in the US, Iran, South Africa, South Korea and Norway

In our project we wanted to explore how far certain countries have come in stem cell research. When comparing Iran, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and The United States of America we raised the question: How far has each country … Continue reading

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Current Stem cell research in Norway

Research on adult stem cells has been a focus area in Norway since 2002. As a result of new initiative and governmental backing, the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research (NCS) was established in 2003. The goal was to bring … Continue reading

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The Hwang scandal

Woo Suk Hwang is a South Korean researcher who in late 2005 became the centre of one of the largest investigations of scientific fraud known to history, when two of his articles containing ground-breaking results in the field of stem … Continue reading

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Word of the week: Embryonic stem cells

These cells can develop into any of the cells found in adult organisms and are formed from the inner cell mass in the blastocyst, about 5 days after fertilization. These are among the most important in stem cell research because … Continue reading

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Current state of stem cell research and its application in South Africa

Stem cells have currently become a “consumer item” of sorts; and private stem cell banks have been established.  These store tissue and stem cell rich blood which can be used later by donors to treat illnesses. It is therefore like … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in Norway: Political History and current legislation

The Nordic countries are made up of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland and are in the lead of biomedicine. These countries have numerous stem cell research projects in progress. Public support and government funding for science and research has … Continue reading

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Ethical issues in South Africa

By virtue of South Africa having a Christian majority, several issues have been raised in the courts against embryonic stem cell research. According to South African common law however, a legal personality is one who has been born and is completely … Continue reading

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Stem cell legislation in South Africa

South Africa is by far the most developed African country, and owes much of its ‘modernity’ and industrialization to the early influx of external European influences. Contributions from indigenous African tribes and migrants from Asia have also played an important … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the Middle East, Iran

Many countries in the Middle East became very wealthy since they discovered oil more than 100 years ago. Oil however is a limited natural resource and therefore countries like Iran started to look for other ways to secure their future … Continue reading

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Nobel Lecture by Sir Martin J. Evans – Media Player at Nobelprize.org

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Sir Martin J. Evans, Mario Cappecchi and Oliver Smithies. The Laureates genetically modified and implanted embryonic stem cells into adult female mice, and that way creating genetically modified offspring. … Continue reading

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