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Stem Cell Research

Donald Trump And The Great Stem Cell Decision

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.16.2017 | Science
Don C. Reed

I do not think President-elect Donald Trump has his mind completely made up on the subject of stem cell research. Certainly I cannot find any quotes from him opposing the research.

WHEN THE DOLPHIN BROKE MY EAR: Can Deaf People Recover Hearing?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.20.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

From 1972-87, I worked as a professional scuba diver for Marine World/Africa USA, an aquarium-zoo in Redwood City, California. Most of the work was pl...

Roy Blunt And Donald Trump: Is There Nothing That Can Be Done?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Half a century ago, my wife Gloria was attacked by a sexual predator.

Can We Get Rid Of EpiPen Price Gouges With Science? An Interview With Ajan Reginald

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.22.2016 | Science
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Lately this nonsense with price gouging made me wonder if there were alternatives. What if we could somehow cut out the middleman of pharmaceutical companies and instead look to something else for a solution?

Shortage Of Organs For Transplantation -- Is More Research on Human-Animal Chimeras the Right Approach?

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 09.15.2016 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos.

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Restores Hand Function To Paralyzed Man

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.08.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

Kris Boesen, a young man paralyzed with a neck injury, has recovered hand and arm function, thanks to an embryonic stem cell research therapy original...

Stem Cell Supporter Or Obstructionist? Kander vs. Blunt in Epic Missouri Senate Struggle

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if there was a cure for a terrible disease you or a loved one suffered from--but a politician passed a law against that cure? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not. Consider Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (66), Republican, who has been in office for more than twenty years, and who seems to judges medical science by his ideological opinions.

November In New Hampshire: Kelly Ayotte, Or Maggie Hassan

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In a state which may vote blue this November, Ayotte goes to great lengths to sound independent, almost like a Democrat. But is she?

Fight Of The Century: Democracy Hinges On Ohio Senate Race

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The Ohio Senate race between Ted Strickland (D) and Rob Portman (R) may be the most important political fight of our lives.

Of Senators And Crocodiles: The Florida Senatorial Race

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In what appears to be an attempt to balance his anti-research stance, Marco Rubio put his name on a bill which sounds good: Senate Resolution 36. So where's the money for it?

Time to "Un-Rig" the System!

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

TIME TO "UN-RIG" THE SYSTEM By Don C. Reed Is the system "rigged"? Listen to Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig: "We have a corrupt gove...

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

Republican Party Goes Off The Deep End

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

REPUBLICAN PARTY GOES OFF THE DEEP END By Don C. Reed Watching the Trump Republican convention was not encouraging for the future of democracy. My ...

Stem Cell Partnership: Patient Advocates And Scientists At The International Society For Stem Cell Research Convention

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.11.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

This year's International Society for Stem Cell Researchers (ISSCR) conference was enormous, three vast floors of San Francisco's magnificent Moscone West convention center.


Don C. Reed | Posted 06.25.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

THE SINGAPORE RESEARCH STORY: edited by Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng, and Raj Thampuran; World Scientific Publishing, Inc. 2016 Reviewed by Don C....

Eli Broad on Art, Education and Making A Difference

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Yasamin Beitollahi

This interview was conducted with Eli Broad at The Broad Museum on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at The Broad's exhibition preview celebrating the opening o...

The Real Reason Pig-Human Chimeras Make Ethicists Uncomfortable

Katherine Ripley | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Katherine Ripley

I recently came across a story about a controversial new science project: growing human organs inside pigs, cows, and sheep. It works by first removin...

Of Presidential Candidates and Medical Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Nearly one in two Americans suffer a "chronic" (long-lasting or incurable) disease or disability. These are our family members, people we know and love.

Faith, Hope and Medical Technology Still Strong in Boston

Ray Flynn | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Ray Flynn

Sometimes we can be our own worst critics! I can't tell you how often I've heard people say that fewer Catholics attend Church anymore.

The Hunt for Cures for Orphan Diseases

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science
Robin L. Smith

Each year in the United States four million babies are born. Each birth is a time of great rapture and joy because of the tremendous amount of love an...

What Lab-Grown Human Hearts Could Mean For The Donor Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have taken a big first step toward growing human hearts in a lab, which could possibly put an ...

Loss of a Stem Cell Champion: An Appreciation of Nancy Reagan

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

Nancy Reagan set an example of love and loyalty that cannot be surpassed. She stood by her loved one for a decade of suffering. If we truly wish to show her respect, we should consider the path she blazed before us.

Jail for Stem Cell Researchers? How Bernie Sanders Lost My Vote

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

My son Roman Reed is paralyzed, and for 20 years he and I have worked with scientists to help them find a cure. Bernie Sanders as President? Despi...

We'll Be Able to Grow Fresh Body Parts From Cartilage By 2019

Inverse | Posted 01.12.2017 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Peter Rugg Just last week, a teenage boy was the recipient of the first 3D-printed nose transplant...

Heroes in My Book

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact
Don C. Reed

With apologies to famed author Jack Canfield, one way to describe my new book might be: "Chicken Soup for the Stem Cell Soul"! A series of connected...