Dateline: Washington, DC; April 29, 2011
The following statement may be attributed to Lisa Hughes, president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research :
We are thrilled that the U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed the preliminary injunction decision of a district court in the case of Sherley v. Sebelius. This is a victory for patients all across America, and sends a message that frivolous attacks on important biomedical research will not be tolerated. This decision is an affirmation of what we already knew: that federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research is, indeed, important and reflects the public's will. In reading the opinion, it appears the Court has rejected the plaintiff's interpretation that Dickey-Wicker prohibits federal funding for this research. This is also great news for the scientific community, so that they may continue to apply for grants and know their research will be able to move forward.
We are grateful funding for embryonic stem cell research was not severely disruptedwhile we went through this process. Now, the science can continue to move forward and allow researchers to use the best tools to find better treatments and cures.
CAMR Communications Consultant