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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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Meeting with Rick Perry to build stem cell bridges

On Monday I had the privilege to participate in a very unique meeting down in San Diego, CA with Governor Rick Perry of Texas. The focus was on the future of stem cell translational research and clinical application. The small meeting was hosted by Jerry Henberger of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego, at the Scripps …

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Great letter on Guv Perry’s California visit video from the artist

On Monday, I made a big stink about Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry visiting a lab (that of Jeanne Loring) at Scripps Research Institute here in California because the lab in question is a leading group doing human embryonic stem cell (HESC) and Perry is a strong opponent of such research. I thought the visit …

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Texas Guv Perry visits human embryonic stem cell lab at Scripps Institute

Please note that this is one of the only instances in the history of this blog that I have retroactively edited a post for what I believe was an error on my part related to what I feel was overly extreme verbiage. I have also subsequently been informed confidentially of more of the facts of …

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Seven sins of scientists part 3: a need for speed

Some scientists do really rotten things, a topic I’m exploring in a seven part series on what I call scientific sinning. I started my series on the sins of scientists a few weeks ago with a piece called “Failure to Cite”. “Failure to cite” refers to the practice whereby some scientists choose not to cite the papers …

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iPS cells and endangered species: a recipe to avoid extinction?

Stem cell-based regenerative medicine has the potential to help treat not only humans with injuries or illness, but also veterinary patients such as dogs and horses. Is it also possible that stem cell technology could prevent extinction of endangered species? A recent paper suggests this may be the case. The paper in question by a …

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The Inside Scoop on iPS cells early in 2011

It’s been more than 4 years since Shinya Yamanaka published the remarkable finding that his lab could transform or “reprogram” regular cells called fibroblasts into a very unique state that was quite similar to that of embryonic stem cells (ESC).  Yamanaka called these new cells “iPS cells” for induced pluripotent stem cells. Since that time, …

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Devil in the details: small oncogenic lesions in iPS cells & ESC

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Yesterday I wrote about how difficult it is to tell different cell lines apart, including normal stem cells and cancer stem cells, especially since some accumulate accumulate oncogenic mutations that may make them seem more similar. A new paper is coming out that makes this case on a genomic level. Tomorrow’s Cell Stem Cell edition …

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