How you can in any way think that the photo of Wotton on the web site is in any way significant or of consequence is beyond me. Meaningless.
Not sure what makes this historic, but another important effort in the field.
"In an historic announcement for the stem cell field, San Diego's ViaCyte said Thursday it has applied to start human clinical trials of its treatment for Type 1 diabetes.
ViaCyte grows replacement insulin-producing cells from human embryonic stem cells. The cells are packaged while maturing in a semi-permeable device and implanted. In animal trials, the cells produce insulin, relieving diabetes.
Now the company proposes to take what could be a cure for diabetes into people. ViaCyte has asked to begin a Phase 1/2 clinical trial, which would assess both safety and efficacy of its product. ViaCyte is targeting Type 1 diabetes, in which the insulin-producing cells are destroyed. Patients require multiple injections of insulin daily to survive."
San Diego Union Tribune
Some high level but interesting discussion from the recent RegMed course in Toronto. Full article is on signalsblog
"The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) just finished hosting the 7th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine course here in Toronto, which saw many notable figures in the space come to weigh-in on a number of critical issues relevant to commercialization in the world of regenerative medicine and cell therapy (RM)."
Mark this moment in time - keeps first criticism of Wotton.
Yikes! Ted is in the number two slot.
Elk, maybe it's Ted that won't give up control!?
Keep, the website is STILL not updated. Is this indicative of poor leadership by Wotton? What could he be thinking? Where are his priorities? Should we all sell?
How do you explain away elk 4 major terror attacks and virtually no response. I'll give you a cigar if you get the right answer.
He better get that damn org chart on the website fixed! What is going on here!
It was the NYT's elkie, friend of the Climton's and a clearly left leaning paper. Your defenses to this are weak elk. Sure, Bush missed it in his eight months, but Clinton had more evidence and did nothing about it for eight years.
If it was so obvious elk, why didn't Clinton do something about it? He had EIGHT years - four major attacks.
Yet 5 years earlier elk.
"As Mr. Clinton began his second term, American intelligence agencies were assembling a clearer picture of the threat posed by Mr. bin Laden and Al Qaeda, which was making substantial headway in Afghanistan.
A few months earlier, the first significant defector from Al Qaeda had walked into an American Embassy in Africa and provided a detailed account of the organization's operations and ultimate objectives.
The defector, Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl, told American officials that Mr. bin Laden had taken aim at the United States and other Western governments, broadening his initial goal of overthrowing Saudi Arabia and other "infidel" Middle Eastern governments.
He said that Al Qaeda was trying to buy a nuclear bomb and other unconventional weapons. Mr. bin Laden was also trying to form an anti-American terrorist front that would unite radical groups. But Mr. Fadl's statements were not widely circulated within the government. A senior official said their significance was not fully understood by Mr. Clinton's top advisers until his public testimony in 2000."
Clinton screwed up BIG elk. BIG
You're a moron Elk. Regardless of what Bush may have missed and I think it's agreed that 9/11 was a total intel failure. Nothing you cut and paste will change the fact that Clinton had FOUR serious terror attacks on his watch and didn't do squat about it. If Bush screwed up, Clinton screwed up twice as much!
'But if the first World Trade Center bombing raised the consciousness of some at the F.B.I., it had little lasting resonance for the White House. Mr. Clinton, who would prove gifted at leading the nation through sorrowful occasions, never visited the site. Congress tightened immigration laws, but the concern about porous borders quickly dissipated and the new rules were never put in effect.
Leon E. Panetta, the former congressman who was budget director and later chief of staff during Mr. Clinton's first term, said senior aides viewed terrorism as just one of many pressing global problems.
"Clinton was aware of the threat and sometimes he would mention it," Mr. Panetta said. But the "big issues" in the president's first term, he said, were "Russia, Eastern bloc, Middle East peace, human rights, rogue nations and then terrorism." NYT
Ya don't think Iran is today in a class all their own? Are you really so clueless as to not notice what country is behind most of the issues in the Middle East today? Do you not get what Iran is trying to accomplish? If you can't see that you are thick elk. Are you so blind stupid that you think their nuclear program is for energy? If it was, why did they hide it?
Korea and Pakistan were a surprise. I agree Pakistan is the most dangerous because of their environment. Iran may be in a class by themselves though. Like the programs in Syria and Iraq were taken out, so we may need to do the same with Iran.
Okay elk, why is he against extending the talks?
“We can't let Iran buy more time to make a nuclear bomb. While the United States has repeatedly offered extremely generous incentives for Iran to dismantle its illicit nuclear infrastructure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei keeps rejecting the offers. It’s time for expanded non-military pressure to back up our diplomatic outreach to Iran. It’s time to support the Menendez-Kirk bill for more non-military pressure on Iran.”
I think the key to his thinking is in the first sentence.
Flop, it's a bit nuanced but ya have to look up the difference between 'removal' and 'return'. When you consider both they are about the same with Bush slightly ahead.
As for the unaccompanied minor act, this is clearly a result of united consequences that Obama should immediately fix.
Elk, are that really that thick! Who said anything about impeachment!? This is about investigating Lois Lerner. Ya ever wonder WHY she invoked her 5th amendment rights?