Search Term: \'embryonic stem cells\'

VIEW HEADLINES ONLY

Journals Consistently Tout Embryonic Stem Cells, Criticize Bush

than 30 years to treat blood disorders.  Adult stem cells are less likely to cause tumours than embryonic stem cells, and less likely to be rejected by the immune system....

Stem Cells Protect Against Defective Copies

The Pasteur Institute (see Louis Pasteur) has found evidence supporting a controversial theory known as the “immortal DNA” theory.  According to News-Medical.Net, researchers at the institute believe that stem cells...

Stem Cell Achievement a Possible Fraud

stem cells became stronger.  By the end of the month, news reporters were declaring his entire study fraudulent. 1Woo Suk Hwang et al., “Patient-Specific Embryonic Stem Cells Derived from Human...

Micro-RNAs are Cell’s Optimizers

...help cells achieve the optimum levels of proteins for the tissues that need them.  Many of these microRNAs are “evolutionarily conserved” (i.e., unevolved) from animals as different as humans and...

Red Blood Cells Are Master Contortionists

Biophysicists have analyzed why red blood cells are able to squeeze through tight spaces on their journeys through our tissues, reports the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.  Their membranes contain...

Stem Cell Breakthroughs: No More Ethical Concerns?

Several science news sites have been reporting two new techniques for creating embryonic stem cells that do not involve the creation of viable embryos (see, for instance, New Scientist, Science...

Looking for Ethical Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cells

method, which uses skin cells and “reprograms” them to act like embryonic stem cells.  Religion Journal thinks the ethical debate over stem cells may be over. This story illustrates the...

Cell’s High-Fidelity Proofreading and Editing Explained

...on “Fidelity in Protein Synthesis” in Current Biology.1  This is a good article for cell biology enthusiasts to read, to learn more about the methods cells employ to translate DNA...

“Junk” Cells Maintain the Brain

The most abundant immune cells in your brain are not the neurons, but microglia – spindly cells that were thought to be static and immobile, the smallest of the glia...

Stem Cell Headlines

Research on embryonic stem cells is proceeding apace without an ethical anchor, and no clue where it will lead.  News coverage of the debate accelerated with an announcement from South...

Soft Tissue from Dinosaurs Found: Intact Cells and Blood Vessels

...of Science.1     The bone contained remnants of blood vessels that were still soft and flexible when separated from the matrix, and even individual cells: “osteocytes with internal cellular...

Stem Cell Research Launches into the Ethical Unknown, Full Steam Ahead

out in the fanfare over embryonic stem cells.  EurekAlert reported that a new source of stem cells in umbilical cord blood shows promise for bone marrow transplants and tissue repair,...

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Work Miracle Cures

Chalk up two more amazing successes for adult stem cells (not derived from human embryos, like the controversial ES stem cells): 1. Blindness:  The BBC News reported that stem cells...

Scientific Supporters of ES Stem Cell Research Fear Future Abuses

...admits that ES stem cells have no track record: “Will therapeutic cloning create immune matching?  It’s unclear.  At this point, we don’t even know if human embryonic stem cells are...

Do ES Stem Cells Prevent Heart Disease?

number of therapeutic successes,* embryonic (ES) stem cells have only been promised to do so – until now.  In Science Oct. 8,1 Cornell scientists coaxed embryonic stem cells to prevent...
Posts by Date