LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Community Medical School is winding down for this spring semester. The first class, which was cancelled due to bad weather, is scheduled for Tuesday and, coincidentally, the subject is even timelier now since President Obama has since lifted the restrictions on stem cell research.
Dr. Simon Williams, a cell biologist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, says that new federal funding does not give stem cell researchers a free reign. Dr. Williams, says, "It's really important that we have federal institutions like the national institutes of health overseeing this kind of research. And that's what's going to happen now. That group is actually formulating guidelines to do this kind of research".
Dr. Williams will lead this last class of Community Medical School and he says he will allow time for your questions about stem cell research. That's tomorrow at 5:30 at the Health Sciences Center Academic Building. Since it's the last class, it's free, but please call (806) 743-2008 so your seat can be reserved.