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Not Old MacDonald’s Farm: is the future lab grown meat?

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Would you eat lab grown meat? Envision biting into a warm juicy burger with all the trimmings. Lab grown meat intro If you are a burger fan, your mouth may already be watering. Or maybe you prefer steak or bacon? If you are a vegetarian or animal welfare advocate, however, you might be rather disturbed …

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Recent stem cell news: vision, brain organoids, & lab meat

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365 days a year, 24 hours a day stem cells are growing in labs around the world, providing a never-ending stream of data and products, with real hope, good news, and lots of surprises. You can see some past examples of good news in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field highlighted on The Niche here. …

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Yum or yuck? Test tube bacon from stem cells

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Wait…test tube bacon? Coming soonish to a BLT or breakfast near you? An article in Nature’s Scientific Reports tells us that scientists have taking some first baby steps toward bacon or at least a meaty bacon-like product from stem cells. Would you eat test tube bacon? Take our poll below. One of the possible positives of …

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Clinics can’t retract stem cell treatments gone bad

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You can stop taking a pill or an injection treatment, but you can’t stop or retract stem cell treatments if there’s a bad side effect. Unlike other kinds of medicines, once stem cells have been transplanted into patients, if something goes wrong you cannot stop the ‘treatment’. There’s no retraction possible because transplanted stem cells …

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Tips for Visiting Stockholm During ISSCR 2015 by Heather Main

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Note that you can register for ISSCR Stockholm here and the early registration deadline is today, March 11. Even without ISSCR Stockholm is a city worth visiting! There is no Eiffel Tower, Colosseum or Big Ben but Stockholm is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and the most beautiful European city I have visited. This …

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Why I am very optimistic about the future of the stem cell field

Every now and I then I try to take some time to think about the focus of this blog and the direction it is going. In the most recent case, I got the feeling that perhaps I have giving too discouraged or negative an impression on the blog lately….focusing too much on the challenges and …

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Why is the human brain super-sized?

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Why do people have such a big brain compared to other animals? Vertebrate embryonic development is a highly conserved process, particularly in the earliest phases. (note: you may find this September 2020 post on regulation of bee brain size to be interesting.) A wide variety of vertebrate animals including humans start out with embryonic body plans …

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