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Human Cloning Is Back

matched pluripotent cells, called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. By adding extra copies of several genes to skin or other cells, scientists can reprogram them to behave like ES cells....

How Intricate Patterns Grow in Flowers, Feathers

...more than they create intricate feathers themselves. They merely mean that stem cells are regulated to generate the patterns. But what tells the stem cells to differentiate according to a...

Weekend Entertainment: Evolutionary Just-So Stories

...trichromatic color vision.” How the Killer Cells Made Humans What They Are Today: Natural killer cells were “vital” to human evolution, according to a just-so story published by Medical Xpress....

Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities

...cleaning.” All brains have stem cells lying in wait to be called on, ready to become nerve cells or brain cells “whenever and wherever you need them most.” To keep...

Scientific Organizations Promote Leftist Social Causes

...to engage in dialogue with scientists on a host of issues, from embryonic stem-cell research and genetically modified crops to in vitro fertilization, abortion and euthanasia — and in the...

Make Like a Firefly

...according to Science Daily. A team of researchers from international hospitals designed a stretchable polymer that will allow stem cells to be positioned where needed. The abstract of the paper...

Give Me Liberalism and Give Me Death

...federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (2/13/2011) came to an end this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case, leaving intact a lower court’s...

Red Blood Cells Are Frisbees, Tanks and Wheels

Cells as commonplace as red blood cells still keep researchers wondering how they perform their job so well. Red blood cells (RBCs), also called erythrocytes, are unique for their biconcave...

Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Continue

stem cells. Work continues on them as well, though – some of it raising fears of abuse. Nature News, for instance, reported that “Researchers have coaxed cultured embryonic stem cells...

Weekend Grab Bag

...6 patients with heart disease cured by adult stem cells has been called into question. The Stem Cell Research Facts website, though, tells the true story of a fitness instructor...

Why Exercise Builds Muscle

You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells. In special “niches” alongside muscle cells, muscle progenitor stem cells are at the ready....

Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News

keeping stem cells from differentiating until the time is right. “In a finding that could be important to the use of all kinds of stem cells in treating disease, scientists...

Stem Cells Getting Healthier

the article said. The good work continues to come from adult stem cells and iPS cells which, unlike embryonic stem cells (ES), are ethically sound (not involving the destruction of...

Body Talk

...have identified adult stem cells of the central nervous system in a single layer of cells at the back of the eye. Amazingly, these cells are produced in the embryo...

Cells Optimize Their Tasks

...mileage. In the heyday of “faster, better, cheaper” spacecraft, engineers often joked, “pick any two.” In the same way, living cells have to optimize their operations. A couple of recent...
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