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Patients Speak Out on Capitol Hill

Published: June 22, 2004

WASHINGTON, June 23 /U.S. Newswire/ — Today, patients gathered for a press conference on Capitol Hill to echo the Congressional calls on President Bush to revise the current stem cell research policy. 142 patient groups, universities and scientific societies sent a letter today to the White House urging the President to expand the policy, which severely curtails embryonic stem cell research and hinders potential treatments and cures.

Lawmakers in U.S. House Propose to Expand Stem-Cell Funding

Published: June 22, 2004

June 23 (Bloomberg) — A Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House introduced a measure that would lift President George W. Bush’s limits on funding of research using embryonic stem cells.

The bill, introduced by Republican Michael Castle of Delaware and Democrat Diana DeGette of Colorado, seeks broader federal funding for the research, which scientists say may help cure conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and paralysis.