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February 3, 2009

Turn Off That TV or You are Going to Be Depressed.

It turns out that the amount of television that your teenager watches during his or her youth may be a determinant of whether they develop depression later in life, a recent study has found.…

January 28, 2009

Fertility Fix from Adult Stem Cells?

According to LA Times’ Booster Shots, IPS cells have been coaxed into becoming germ cells that could allow infertile couples to conceive from healthy sperm and egg cells.…

January 23, 2009

A Well-Timed Step Forward

Today, the FDA announced its approval of the first stem cell clinical trial in human beings. Geron will perform the trial on 10 spinal cord injured patients.…

January 20, 2009

Tony the Tiger, Count Chocula, and the Cereal Gender Gap

And for the academic research one ought never have had funded: “You are what your mother eats: evidence for maternal preconception diet influencing foetal sex in humans”.…

January 16, 2009

Free Market Madness Hits Stores On Inauguration Day

A few of us here at bioethics.net were recently informed that something very important is happening on January 20th. Anyone know what?…

January 15, 2009

Who Cares about Nanotechnology Anyway?

Today on Nanotech-Now, I discuss what it would take to make the abstract discussions about “nanoethics” as a discipline, sub-discipline, or whatever it is into a meaningful discussion about a future where nanotechnologies impact our world and do so in a way that we have anticipated ethical issues that actually will come to pass, and when they do, we are prepared for them because ethicists, policy-makers, scientists and other interested stakeholders have engaged, not in theoretical debate about whether nanoethics is a field or discipline, but about what kind of nanotechological future we want.…

January 13, 2009

Didn't You Just Know This Was True? Vicks May Be Bad For You

How many of you have the urge upon reading this headline “Vicks Might Make Kids Sicker” to immediately forward the article to your mother and say, “See I told you so all those years ago!…

December 3, 2008

New Stem Cell Guidelines from ISSCR

Today the International Society for Stem Cell Research (www.isscr.org) is releasing “Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells,” which co-chair of the ISSCR task force, Olle Lindvall, MD, PhD, calls a “roadmap.” The long-awaited report condemns websites that hawk bogus stem cell therapies to the desperately ill.…

November 10, 2008

Iran Loves Stem Cells

According to Payvand’s Iran News, Iran’s Cord Blood Bank has announced that the government of Iran will be investing $2.5 billion over 5 years to study stem cells.…

November 4, 2008

Where It Rains, There's Autism.

Recent research reports suggest that children who live in rainier climates are at greater risk of developing autism than those who don’t.…