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Shot to the heart: J&J punts on Capricor & its cardiac stem cell program

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How is the stem cell and regenerative medicine biotech sector doing these days and does recent news about specific biotechs such as Capricor suggest issues for the sector more broadly? Capricor had bad news earlier this year related to its stem cells for heart disease program and things just took a turn for the worse […]

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TGIF: Stem cell and science weekend reads

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A list of stuff for your weekend reading enjoyment ranging from research pubs to news to commentary. Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells. Way to go UC Davis team; see image at right. Stem cell therapies: medical experts call for strict international rules. A team calls for global efforts. Stem cells in court: historical trends in US

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6 recent stem cell good news stories including on liver disease

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Ready for some stem cell good news? It can be difficult at times in a cutting edge field like stem cells in terms of keeping upbeat about hopes of rapid translation to help patients with real, proven therapies. It takes a long time, money, dedication, and even a bit of luck for the researchers and

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Key questions for stem cell field bouncing around on a Friday morning

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What are the most interesting questions for the stem cell field in 2014 right now? What’s on your mind? I’m not going to give this deep thought, but rather just list those questions bouncing around at the moment in no particular order. You can see a lot of translational/clinical things are on my mind. I’ve

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TGIF stem cell headlines of week: Asterias, lasers, immunity, & more

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It’s been an important week for stem cells. Although I’ve been busy working on multiple grants and papers, when I take a break I like to read up on what’s been going on with stem cells. What are the top stem cell stories and headlines of the week? CIRM awarded Asterias (a subsidiary of BioTime)

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TGIF: The good, bad and zombie stem cell headlines for week of June 15

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It’s been another wacky week in the stem cell world ranging from the Zombie to the Magical. Well, at least it’s Friday, right? In the stem cell world a Friday is not that different than any other day as stem cells often require 7-days a week care, but still Fridays are nice.   OK, the

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