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Stem cell grapevine gone wild: Did football star get an iPS cell transplant and has the first human been cloned?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nWsanSmAxw The stem cell field is exciting and the technology powerful. Not surprisingly there is a great deal of intense behind the scenes rumors about various hard to believe developments and news stories that also seem incredible. One such line of gossip was that the FBI was poised to crack down much more severely on …

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Irv Weissman’s early career and the mentors that made the difference for him in his own words

It has been a week to think about mentors and I posted somewhat autobiographically on how to find and be a good mentor a few days ago. Also along these lines, I asked one of the great mentors of all time, Irv Weissman, about his early career and who were the mentors that made the …

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Everything you need to know about publishing in the iPS cell field

I have posted before about publishing trends in the iPS cell field here and in here…. but where do things stand today? Here, I provide an important update. What’s going on now? Here I provide answers to the key questions. How many papers are there on iPS cells? An interesting and unexpected trend for this …

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Stem cell tourism disaster coming: my case for caution

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Stem Cell Tourism is a blanket term now used to refer to patients receiving non-FDA approved stem cell treatments either by traveling here within the U.S. or more often outside the U.S. Clinics are sprouting up all over the world offering treatments based on stem cells. The science behind these is often non-existent. Most stem …

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Thinking on your feet: practical suggestions for creating and using a standing workstation

You know how when people give you bad news they ask “Are you sitting down?” Since I’m going to give you some good news in this post, I ask you now as you are reading this, are you standing up? We are constantly bombarded with news stories about what is bad for us. Some of …

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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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Ce sunt celulele stem?

Ce sunt celulele stem? Organismul uman conţine sute de tipuri diferite de celule care sunt importante pentru sănătatea noastră de zi cu zi. Aceste celule sunt responsabile pentru a păstra funcţia normală a corpului nostru în fiecare zi. Exempluri includ capacitatea de a face inimile noastre sa bată, creierul să creadă, rinichi să curaţe sîngele …

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Myth of Perfect Stem Cell: meaning for ACT, Geron and field

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  There are a lot of myths in the stem cell field, some even embraced by some stem cell scientists such as the notion that teratoma are always benign. But when we start talking about translating stem cell technology into the clinic, to the bedside, it is especially important to cast aside our myths, no …

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