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The latest scoop on ACT and Geron

Advanced Cell Technology  (ACT) announced today that it has treated two patients in its clinical trials: one for Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (see official trial page for a lot more info) and one for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (see official trial page here for a lot more info). The patients underwent the treatment at UCLA and each …

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California pays its sports coaches alone more than the entire payroll of CIRM

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There has been a largely media-fed hullabaloo about the salary for the new Chair of CIRM, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, $400,000. Now don’t get me wrong, that sounds like a lot of money to me personally, but we need to put it in perspective and when we do, the salary is reasonable and …

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Podcasts

Podcast for Week of July 5 Topics –Stem Cell Tourism in the U.S. –CIRM –Article in the Hill by stem cell opponent –Stem cell hype on aging   Podcast for Week of July 11 Topics: –two papers on stem cell-based tissue engineering and one on stem cell treatments for heart disease, –the Republican candidates for …

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Take home message from our FDA poll: please move faster!

Recently I posted a poll to my readers asking them how they felt about the FDA and stem cells. The results (See above) are in and our readers largely agree with each other. Their take home message to the FDA? Move faster, please! A surprising 83% of respondents want the FDA to move faster, and …

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The Genomics Revolution: move over blood type, here comes your genotype

As I am writing this, a revolution in medicine and science is building up steam around the world called Genomics. Let me clue you in so you do not miss the boat on this dramatic change coming in our lives. Genomics means the study of genomes. A genome is the complete sequence of an organism’s DNA, …

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Growing organs for transplants in swine: a pig in a poke?

There have been a lot of recent headlines about a report that it might be possible to grow human organs in pigs. Someone even proposed the crazy idea of using human iPS cells to make chimeric human/swing animals that contain certain human organs, which could then be harvested.  To say this is a bad idea …

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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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