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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...

Follow the Stem Cell Money

adult stem cells for heart failure.” New Scientist: “Breast-milk stem cells may bypass ethical dilemmas.” PhysOrg:  “Reprogramming stem cells to a more basic form results in more effective transplant, study...

Preventing Aging Through Darwin-Free Science

...donating cells that can be regenerated like new: “Older stem cells are not as robust as young ones,” this article claimed.  If they are robust, why not store them like...

Human Cloning Advanced Despite Ethics

...has shown conclusively that embryonic stem cells are better than iPSCs.  Meanwhile, exciting advances continue to pour forth on adult stem cells, as shown by a recent Science Daily article. ...

Are Embryonic Stem Cells Obsolete?

infused with retinal cells derived from embryonic stem cells, but it was not clear that adult stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) couldn’t work just as well.  In...

When Science Gets Political

...that success with adult stem cells is not “a panacea that make embryonic stem cells redundant”.  His article did not mention ethics.  A Nature editorial August 4 also presented cautious...

Cells Have Dimmer Switches

the Salk Institute “shows that a short segment on p53 is needed to fine-tune the protein’s activity in blood-forming stem cells and their progeny after they incur DNA damage.”  Geoffrey...
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