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Trying to understand the Catholic ban on the Komen Charity

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is an awesome organization. It has raised nearly $2 billion dollars in less than 2 decades for breast cancer research. It also has a variety of educational programs. This is an organization that has likely saved hundreds of women’s lives and I think will save thousands of lives through its …

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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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¿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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What is a survivor?

What is a survivor? Dan Zenka, Senior VP of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, recently pondered this question in an excellent post on his blog.  The post has also drawn more than 50 comments, which I found very interesting based on the range of opinions and different perspectives. The comments are about prostate cancer, but could …

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Tumorigenicity and Pluripotency teased apart? Not yet for Myc

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A paper just came out in PNAS entitled “Promotion of direct reprogramming by transformation-deficient Myc“. The main thrust of this paper is that the tumorigenic and pluripotency-related functions of Myc could be separated. It focused primarily on the lesser studied LMyc. The topic of the intertwined good (pluripotency) and bad (tumorigenicity) functions of Myc, addressed …

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