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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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Caplan Article on Bogus Stem Cell Research: Some Different Views

When bioethicist Arthur Caplan talks about stem cells, people pay close attention and for good reason. Caplan has provided important perspectives on the stem cell field over the years. For example, you can see a guest post on this blog here about human cloning. However, in my post today I respectfully discuss how I disagree with several parts of this week’s piece by …

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RIKEN Report Is Virtual Acid Bath of Criticism for Obokata

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RIKEN Institute in Japan has formally announced the complete findings of its investigation into the STAP cell research,  Haruko Obokata, and Nature papers. RIKEN almost entirely blamed Obokata for the STAP mess in this report and they didn’t mince words. The RIKEN report alleged that Obokata had engaged in two instances of “research misconduct” as …

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New Ways of Thinking About Stem Cells: Book Excerpt

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Sometimes you think you know a person and they suddenly surprise you by doing something so new that it is shocking or by taking on a new personality. Cells can be that way too. In my book on stem cells, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide (you can buy it here on Amazon–it’s very affordable–or also here at …

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The ‘Holy Crap’ Effect: Reflecting on Big Splash Papers

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I spend some hours each week reading and thinking about the recent scientific literature and I’m sure many of you do the same thing, but do we gravitate towards hyped “holy crap” papers? Every so often, a new paper erupts on the scene. It makes a big splash with a flashy entrance that captures people’s …

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Interviews

I’ve been fortunate to interview some of the greats in the stem cell field for this blog and host debates between key players. Please note that just because I have interviewed folks does not mean I agree with them or that they agree with me. The point is to establish dialogue on key issues. As …

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iPS cells are similar to cancer cells: part 1 of discussion of new paper

My lab just published a somewhat provocative paper (still in unproofed form at this point) arguing that iPS cells are very similar in some ways to cancer cells. How did we get to that conclusion (discussed in this post today, part 1 of the story) and what’s the back story on this paper (discussed in a later …

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Co to są komórki macierzyste?

Co to są komórki macierzyste? Ciało człowieka jest zbudowane z tysiąca różnych typów komórek, które są bardzo ważne dla naszego zdrowia.  Komórki te są odpowiedzialne za wiele różnych codziennych czynnosci, jak bicie serca, prace mózgu, oczyszczenie krwii przez nerki, wymianę komórek skóry w trakcie złuszczania i tak dalej. Unikalnym zadaniem, komórek macierzystych jest tworzenie rożnych …

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