TGIF: Stem Cell Headlines of the Week for May 18

The good, the bad, and the uglyIt’s Friday!

Whew.

What kind of week was it in the stem cell field?

What were the good, the bad, and the ugly headlines?

Good

Study showing hESC used to produce bone. Very exciting and cool study! Team also says they have made bone from iPS cells too.

Good

No adverse responses in short-term Stem Cell Inc. SCI Trial. Gotta be safe!

Good and Ugly

CNN investigative report (good) on dubious embryonic stem cell treatments in India (ugly).

Complicated

Michael J Fox Looks Past Stem Cells in Search for Parkinson’s Cure.  What do you think of this ABC choice of headline and the interview? Mr. Fox is one incredibly smart person!

Ugly

Nebraska anti-choice group reportedly trying to use ES cell research as wedge issue in election

3 Comments


  1. I find the CNN headline disappointing. In the article, all Fox says is that he thinks other research approaches will likely be more effective in the near term. The headline leaves the impression that his organization is moving away from the field altogether, which isn’t true. Those opposed to embryonic stem cell research are really playing up the headline even though the story doesn’t support their position.

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