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Daily Archives: June 18, 2010

Paralysed patients could benefit from robotic aids

Published: June 18, 2010

Patients with spinal cord injuries could one day move paralysed parts of their bodies with a wearable robotic device controlled by a wireless chip implanted in the brain.

The technology is being developed through a £1m government-sponsored research programme involving academics from Leicester University, Newcastle University and Imperial College London.

Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Ruled Ineligible for Federal Funds

Published: June 18, 2010

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Advisory Committee recommended withholding federal research funding for embryonic stem cell lines on Wednesday that were thought to be eligible with Obama’s policy. Concerned that one particular sentence would open up to lawsuits, the Committee decided to err on the side of caution.

Days after his inauguration, President Obama reversed President Bush’s policy of restricting the use of federal funds for research on human embryonic stem.