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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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February 21, 2014 2:37 pm
Supporters of California’s multibillion-dollar stem cell program plan to ask for $5 billion more to bring the fruits of research to patients.
February 3, 2014 1:18 pm
Stem cell researchers are heralding a “major scientific discovery”, with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.
September 26, 2013 5:23 pm
Seeding fat grafts with stem cells could improve reconstructive surgery results.
September 26, 2013 4:26 pm
iPSCs directed to differentiate into specific cell types offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
September 11, 2013 3:22 pm
Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up possibilities for the regeneration of damaged tissue in people with conditions ranging from heart failure to spinal cord injury.
July 29, 2013 4:34 pm
A French company is offering people a “bank” to store their own stem cells for years in a bet that those cells may be used to grow replacement organs and possibly save their lives someday
July 10, 2013 2:58 pm
The HIV gene medicines company Calimmune announced today that the first patient has begun treatment in a Phase I/II clinical trial designed to determine whether a pioneering genetic medicine approach can help to protect individuals infected with HIV.
July 8, 2013 5:30 pm
Dozens of papers by a German cardiologist who claims to have succeeded in using bone marrow-derived stem cells to repair patients’ damaged hearts are riddled with errors and inconsistencies.
July 3, 2013 2:50 pm
Scientists have for the first time created a functional human liver from stem cells derived from skin and blood and say their success points to a future where much-needed livers and other transplant organs could be made in a laboratory.
July 1, 2013 1:36 pm
In an animal experiment using primates modeled with Parkinson’s disease, transplanting human embryonic stem cells revealed “robust survival” of the cells after six weeks.
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