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October 5, 2011
There is a day for virtually everything these days. Forget the old school Valentine’s and Sweetest Day, or even Administrative Professional’s or Grandparents’ Day.…
June 2, 2011
When it came to light that New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon had received autologous stem cell therapy from a clinic in the Dominican Republic, an important question came before Major League Baseball: should stem cell “therapies” be banned from big league ball?…
November 6, 2009
With H1N1 and flu vaccines on everyone’s minds, the November issue of The American Journal of Bioethics couldn’t be more timely.…
September 8, 2009
Jennifer Roback Morse on the MercatorNet blog reflects on the moral issues raised by the movie adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel “My Sister’s Keeper”, oft discussed among the assisted reproduction crowd as the paradigmatic case of “savior sibling” gone bad.…
July 21, 2009
Stem cells are, apparently, all the rage in the world of cosmetics. Slather them on your face to keep your face young and ageless or to simply make yourself more beautiful on your eyes, cheeks, or lips.…
June 23, 2009
Stem cell research has the potential to change the standard gendered parental relationships by making it possible for women to produce sperm and eggs from stem cells say British researchers in the Globe and Mail.…
June 15, 2009
One can hardly be surprised to find that Michael Cook’s BioEdge blog would jump at the chance to take Alta Charo’s remarks about the “hyping” of stem cell research as an all-too-easy chance to suggest that embryonic stem cell research generally has been oversold.…
June 3, 2009
Just as swine flu is about to reach pandemic proportions according to the WHO, pigs are about to have their reputations saved by a recent discovery by Chinese researchers who say that cells from adult pigs have the ability to be coaxed into any type of cell in the body, just like embryonic stem cells.…
April 14, 2009
Much ado has been made over private cord blood banking when a baby is born for its potential someday to maybe save a child’s life.…
March 20, 2009
On Wednesday in the Houston Chronicle, John Robertson argues for changes to the law in the Republic of Texas that would allow for embryonic stem cell research.…
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May 15, 2013 3:00 pm
Scientists have finally succeeded in using cloning to create human embryonic stem cells, a step toward developing replacement tissue to treat diseases but one that might also hasten the day when it will be possible to create cloned babies.
May 10, 2013 1:33 pm
Bone replacements that are needed due to trauma or disease like osteoarthritis, can now be grown in a patient-specific way from pluripotent skin stem cells.
May 8, 2013 2:02 pm
Scientists at Princeton University in the US used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can ‘hear’ radio frequencies beyond the range of normal human capability.
May 7, 2013 2:07 pm
A team of scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute announced Monday the generation of patient-specific bone substitutes from skin cells capable of repairing large bone defects.
May 3, 2013 1:46 pm
Hannah Warren, a 2-year-old born without her trachea, was the recipient of a new windpipe grown from her own stem cells at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
April 11, 2013 1:12 pm
British physicist Stephen Hawking visited a stem cell lab in Los Angeles, Calif. where he spoke to an audience comprised of employees at Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, ALS patients and their families.
April 5, 2013 5:13 pm
Last week we learned that people can make smarter mice, but it’s not at all clear what the results of the recent experiment are saying about people.
April 2, 2013 2:59 pm
A tiny implant made from coral could help repair knee joints crippled by osteo-arthritis. The implant helps to stimulate the growth of new cartilage from stem cells — the body’s own immature cells that can turn into any type of tissue.
April 2, 2013 2:57 pm
A team of researchers have developed a technique to produce three-dimensional cultures of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells called embryoid bodies, amenable to live cell imaging and to electrical activity measurement.
March 27, 2013 2:20 pm
Italian health minister’s support for a controversial treatment appals the country’s scientists.
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