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The Crawling Eye: Cells as Lenses

Certain bacteria can respond to light be turning their whole bodies into eyeballs. The cells are round anyway; why not focus light? Scientists have wondered why certain cyanobacteria in “pond...

Smart Money Is on Adult Stem Cells, but Some Scientists Still Lust after Embryos

has become clear. Stem cells are cells that can grow into any tissue type. Embryonic stem cells (ES) are derived from fertilized embryos that, if implanted, would grow into an...

Intelligent Design Is Leading Biology's Golden Age

...Made up mostly of stem cells, it seems to be immortal. A researcher at Pomona College is intrigued; could we learn the secrets of aging by studying this little creature?...

Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?

...cells from embryos (ES cells) could provide a wealth of new cells but spark ethical objections. Stem cells produced from adult cells (so-called induced pluripotent stem [iPS] cells) avoid the...

Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest

...induced stem cells (Nature): A story pitting the performance of adult stem cells against embryonic stem cells. What to do when there is an urgent need for kidney transplant tissue?...

Adult Stem Cells Outpace Embryonics

article pits adult stem cells against embryonic stem cells by discussing “Muse cells” found in a variety of tissues, including bone marrow, fat tissues and skin. “Muse cells are unique...

Built-in Brain Designs that Amaze Scientists

...has important role in support cells for the retina (Science Daily): Remember Müller cells, the waveguides that transfer photons directly to the photoreceptors (see 2/27/15)? They rely on a receptor...

Adult Stem Cells Coming of Age

the dust because adult stem cells and iPS cells are yielding the goods. We need to stop the use of human embryonic stem cells, and use the lesson of iPS...

Trafficking in Human Parts Nothing New

...voted against it. Embryonic Stem Cells We’ve reported scientists affirming that ethically clean iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells derived from adult tissues) work just as well as embryonic stem...

Science Site Rationalizes Sales of Baby Body Parts

The video that shocked the nation—Planned Parenthood selling fetal organs—is whitewashed by a science website. This is a story about how evil can be spun to be not quite so...

Bioethics: Into the Storm Without an Anchor

...Fetal cells were injected into a man’s brain to try to cure his Parkinson’s disease. “It takes cells from at least three fetuses to treat each half of the brain.”...

Dino Soft Tissue Confirms Creationist Prediction

...is consistent with potential preservation of the original quaternary structure of the protein.” Blood cells were found. Though shrunken in size, this confirms Schweitzer’s original claim of finding blood cells....

CRISPR Opens Pandora's Box

...impact on the ecology. Cells could be weaponized for biological warfare. And the prospect of “designer babies” looms larger than ever. One doesn’t have to look too far down that...

Neanderthal News and the Limits of Organic Material Survival

ago. And if Neanderthal man’s DNA was already decaying beyond recognition, and Iceman’s red blood cells were hard to recover, that means that the red blood cells found in a...

Epigenome Project Finds Symphony in Cells

research into how chromatin architecture is reorganized during stem cell differentiation. A paper about transcription factor binding dynamics during embryonic stem cell differentiation. A letter about using epigenetic footprinting to...
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