The scientists who were unable to stop federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research in a federal district court have reportedly filed an appeal from the adverse ruling. Details about U.S. District Judge Royce Lambreth’s decision in Sherley v. Sebelius, No. 09-1575, appear in Issue 18 of this Bulletin. The scientists opposed such research and argued that it diverted money from their adult stem cell work. In July 2011, Judge Lambreth rejected their challenge to National Institutes of Health guidelines allowing federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells created since 2001 but not the research that derives the cells from human embryos. See Reuters, September 19, 2011.