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Sexual Medicine Society on Unproven Regenerative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction

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There are many potential causes of erectile dysfunction or ED and a host of ideas about how to treat it. Some approaches to erectile dysfunction are evidence-based and even have been rigorously proven such as the drugs Viagra and Cialis, which increase blood flow to the penis. Depending on the causes of the dysfunction, these …

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Sexism in Science Naming of Stuff? Bunsen, Petri, Southern, & More

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In science we often use equipment, methods, or units that are named after accomplished scientists of the past without even thinking about it. Originally, this piece was going to be dedicated to those pioneering scientists, but then I realized they are essentially all men with disturbingly few possible exceptions. Is there rampant sexism in science naming at work …

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In Sex As Genetic Modification Poll, Divide but Lean to “Yes”

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With nearly 200 votes in, our poll on whether sex should be considered a form of genetic modification reflects a big divide. The two most polar answers of “definitely yes” and “definitely not” are almost equal, but “yes” is a bit ahead. In the “probably” category of responses, the “yes” answers lead over “not” by …

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Poll: Is sex a form of human genetic modification?

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Is sex a form of genetic modification? A fairly common argument out there is that human decisions about mates and then their actual sexual reproduction are forms of human genetic modification. Sex is also sometimes equated with genetic modification of organisms by a few scientists. What do you think? Are these things equivalent? Similar? Not …

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Stem cells sold for better sex part 2: bigger & better penis?

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Does size matter when it comes to a guy’s penis? Can a man get bigger and could he do it via stem cells? Today’s post is the 2nd in a series on stem cells being sold allegedly for a better sex life. You can read the first post here. An increasing number of men around the world …

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Are babies from same-sex couples possible?

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A question that has come up with advances in stem cell technology: could same-sex couples have their own biological children? Since Shinya Yamanaka reprogrammed first mouse and then human ordinary cells into powerful pluripotent stem cells, termed induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, back in 2006-2007 many new research avenues have opened up. The impossible suddenly …

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Stem cells for a better sex life? Part 1 overview

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The stem cell field is seeing stem cells increasingly advertised as the basis for improving people’s lives in countless ways, including a better sex life. Some of the hope for stem cells making life better is legit, while other stuff is bogus. One area that is getting significant attention commercially is how stem cell interventions …

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Go ahead & blog about Dr. Famous’ sexy, but crappy paper, most people say

I recently did a poll (still running here) about a hypothetical stem cell hotshot called Dr. Famous who might have published a recent paper that was sexy, but crappy. This situation sure rang a bell with a lot of people! In fact, a half dozen people contacted me directly (and privately) to talk about it …

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To blog or not to blog about sexy, but crappy paper from Dr. Famous?

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To blog or not to blog? Sometimes that is the question and a tough one. Keep going or shut it down? Let’s say that you are a blogger and scientist. I am one of those people wearing both of those hats. A sexy paper comes out in your field. It’s all over the Internet and …

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