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The National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research were published on July 7, 2009. This was in response to the March 9, 2009 Executive Order (EO) 13505 (see below), which changed the way National Institutes of Health (NIH) can support and conduct human stem cell research. The HHS Secretary, through the NIH Director, was required to review existing NIH and other widely-recognized guidelines on human stem cell research and issue new NIH guidance within 120 days of the date of the EO.
Guidelines Questions and Answers
On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama issued EO 13505, entitled Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells (108KB PDF).
In addition to requiring the above NIH guidelines, the EO also revoked:
Page citation: NIH Stem Cell Information Home Page. In Stem Cell Information [World Wide Web site]. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016 [cited March 13, 2019] Available at < //stemcells.nih.gov/policy.htm> Note: Some of the links on the web page are broken. These have been removed here.
Bone Marrow Cells
Statistics, Data and a Timeline
Trends Show More Federal Funds Awarded to Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Research
See table in this article that shows funding for human embryonic and human non-embryonic stem cell research from 2009 – the year the Bush-era restrictions on hESCR were lifted by the Obama administration – to the present.
From the Charlotte Lozier Institute
Stem Cell Fast Facts
Included here for the inclusion of an informative "Timeline" of the major developments related to stem cell research
Transplant Outcomes & Data
These reports show patient survival and transplant data of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants in the transplant outcomes registry of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program, also called the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database.
from HRSA (Health Resources and Service Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS, operating as part of the National Institutes of Health, NINDS supports a diverse array of research on stem cells, from studies of the basic biology of stem cells in the developing and adult mammalian brain, to studies focusing on nervous system disorders such as ALS or spinal cord injury. Other examples of NINDS funded research include using iPS cells to derive dopamine-producing neurons that might alleviate symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and using ES cells to generate cerebral organoids to model Zika virus infection.
Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories, 2016-2019
(Click on right arrow below chart to see later years.)
|Stem Cell Research
*Dollars in millions and rounded
Credit: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Stem Cell Research Organizations, Companies, etc.
International Society for Stem Cell Research
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health.
National Stem Cell Foundation
The National Stem Cell Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that funds adult stem cell and regenerative medicine research, connects children with limited resources to clinical trials for rare diseases and underwrites the National STEM Scholar Program for middle school science teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM pioneers nationwide.
Organizations Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The listed organizations support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Unless otherwise noted, all are members of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (formerly Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research).
Top 10 Stem Cell Companies on the NASDAQ
Despite the controversial stem cell research, companies have promising technology or methodology with the potential for investors to take a closer look in the area. A recent report by Infiniti Research Limited titled Global Stem Cell Therapy Market 2017-2021, grouped the top growth prospect companies involved in any kind of stem cell therapy-based research.
Biotech Investing News
List of Stem Cell Research Companies
List of the top stem cell research companies in the world, listed by their prominence with corporate logos when available. This list of major stem cell research companies includes the largest and most profitable stem cell research businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world.
Research Programs at Universities and Institutions
List supplied by the National Institutes of Health
Bedford Research Foundation (BRF)
BRF is a biomedical institute conducting stem cell and related research for diseases presently considered incurable. The Foundation was formed in 1996 as a Massachusetts Public Charity to support research that could not be done in major biomedical research institutions in Massachusetts for political reasons. By the year 2000, the need for the Foundation’s independent, non-federally funded research laboratory expanded to include human stem cell research.
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