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The anti-stem cell Crusade: how many lives will it cost?

During the Crusades almost a thousand years ago, millions of people were slaughtered predominantly in the name of spreading one religious belief. One could call it an extreme, lethal form of exerting the power of one belief, a sort of power-grabbing proselytizing using weapons such as swords. Those barbaric Crusades seem like a long time …

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Advanced Cell Technology and Geron: allies or competitors?

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Two companies, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) and Geron, both HQ’d here in California, have FDA-approved early stage clinical trials in the works. Geron’s trial has already started and reportedly now has enrolled at least two patients. The trial is of course for the safety of Geron’s GRNOPC1 oligodendrocyte product made from human ES cells for …

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Top News from ISSCR today: exciting stuff!

What’s going on at ISSCR? A lot of cool stuff based on today’s Tweets from people attending. Tweeters are in ( ).  Andras Nagy is the iPS cell Renaissance man! This morning at #ISSCR2011, talks by Shinya Yamanaka and Andras Nagy both featured Glis1, an egg-specific TF that promotes reprogramming. (the_Node) #ISSCR2011 Jaenisch:changing the order of …

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Что такое стволовые клетки?

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Что такое стволовые клетки? Note that this is one of our “Stem Cells Not Lost in Translation” series. You can see the full series of our stem cell white paper in 34 languages here. Человеческое тело содержит сотни различных типов клеток, которые важны для нашего здоровья. Эти клетки отвечают за ежедневную поддержку наших жизненных функций, …

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سلولهای بنیادی چه هستند؟

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Note that this is one of our “Stem Cells Not Lost in Translation” series. You can see the full series of our stem cell white paper in 34 languages here. مترجم : یاسمن نیکنام سلولهای بنیادی چه هستند؟ بدن انسان دارای صدها نوع مختلف سلول است که برای سلامت روزانه ما مهم هستند. این سلولها …

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Stem cell sports medicine: trying to win the World Series during Spring training

There has been a lot of publicity about the reported stem cell treatment of NY Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon.  According to several sources, Colon received his treatment in his native Dominican Republic. Major League Baseball reportedly seems most concerned about this case, at least publicly, because human growth hormone (hGH) might have been used in …

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¿Qué son las células madre?

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Note that this post ¿Qué son las células madre? is one of our “Stem Cells Not Lost in Translation” series. You can see the full 2020 series of our stem cell white paper in 34 languages here.   ¿Qué son las células madre? El cuerpo humano contiene cientos de diferentes tipos de células que son importantes …

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A new approach to promoting stem cell research on the Internet

What are the top stem cell websites and blogs in the world? Who decides? Americans and people all over the world are inexorably changing how they get their information. While newspapers and the nightly news used to spoon-feed us the “top stories” in the news, their heyday is over and now most people get their …

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Shut Down This Stem Cell Blog or Else!

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While most readers here tell me they greatly value our stem cell blog, after some threats I’m wondering: is it time to shut this blog down? Some people are saying I should or else! Unfortunately, threats to scientists, scientific openness, and science itself are not unusual. This stem cell blog in its current incarnation has …

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Victory for science and patients: what the appeals court ES cell ruling means (UPDATE)

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A Federal Appeals Court ruled 2-1 today to overturn Judge Lamberth’s injunction against federal funding of ES cell research. Great news! You can read the decision here (warning: big pdf). A key part of the ruling was the following: “the plaintiffs are unlikely to prevail because Dickey-Wicker is ambiguous and the NIH seems reasonably to …

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