London's Liberal Democrat Euro-MP has strongly criticised moves by a majority in the European Parliament to severely restrict medical research.
Sarah Ludford MEP voted (Thursday) against proposals from German representatives that could restrict stem cell research in Britain. The procedure is legal here but banned in some other EU countries.
This research which supporters say could hold the key to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's takes cells from human embryos to replace malfunctioning cells in the patient.
Sarah sees stem cell research as a potential breakthrough for the thousands of sufferers of Alzheimer's in London.