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Big Science Leans Pro-Death

...back the clock.” Yes, let us all make progress toward the death of personhood! But why even play with ESC’s (embryonic stem cells) when adult cells can be induced back...

Year-End Biomimetics Parade

...cells? (Nature Scientific Reports). Believe it or not, the seemingly useless debris from rice farming is finding a new use in solar power technology. “The morphology, structure and texture studies...

Big Science Blind to Its Political Bias

...money for unlimited research on embryonic stem cells, three-parent babies, aborted baby body parts – the whole works (see Science Magazine‘s tidbit about limitations on fetal tissue research from Planned...

Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells

...role in modulating the activity of the mTORC1 protein complex, which is a critical sensor of nutrient availability within cells.” The mTORC1 protein is a key target for understanding cancer’s...

Reasons for Thanksgiving in Your Body Cells

...enjoy a little basketball, baseball or football before dinner, be thankful that you have tiny scavenger cells that go around repairing microruptures in your muscle cells. First, the cells create...

Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention

...the study of biological and other natural forms: shapes of plants, micro-organisms (e.g.: cells, bacteria and diatoms), small animals (e.g.: starfish), crystals, etc. Soft robots that mimic human muscles (Science...

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Promote Healing

future,” Eirini P. Papapetrou looks back over the decade since the discovery that adult and induced stem cells can work as alternatives to the ethically-controversial embryonic stem cells: Ten years...

Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

Here’s the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells. Speedy snail insulin (PhysOrg): We think of snails as among the slowest of animals, but...

Non-Darwinian Biological Change

...share traits with worms? Alongside a photo of a flatworm, this article alleges that “Stem cells of worms and humans more similar than expected” in terms of introns and alternative...

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise

Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells. Last month, Science Magazine retold the story of “How iPS cells changed the world.” The cells promised...

No Need to Tinker With Human Embryos

of measurement, identical to embryonic stem cells (ES). ES cells have long been considered the “gold standard” of totipotency (ability to transform into any cell). Though stem cell researchers were...

A Media Bias Sampler

...report claiming that doctors want more of it. One group of doctors wants to take this system, built on lies and promises that didn’t come true, and extend it into...

SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

...are too prone to atomic and electrical forces to have free will. Cells are extremely diverse, and they communicate profusely, yet only over limited areas, and without sentience as far...

Tinkering with Human Embryos More Brazen than Ever

...succeed in growing stem cells into embryo-like structures, it could be difficult to determine whether the structures count as embryos, and thus are subject to the 14-day rule. “It’s an...

Life as the Communication of Information

...receive information from the DNA library. Colonies of cells transmit and receive molecular signals to each other. Sperm communicates with egg. Tissues communicate with organs, which communicate with bodies and...
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