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Stem Cell Research

'Facebook for Scientists' Could Change Science Research For Good -- And For The Better

HuffPost Germany | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Ijad Madisch knows how quickly things can spread -- viruses, for example. The 34-year-old has studied pathogens, including at Harvard. Now he’s pre...

Patient's Teeth Could Be Fix For Common Cause Of Blindness

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Science

Scientists have taken a key step toward the development of what could be a breakthrough treatment for corneal blindness, a condition that affects mill...

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stem Cells and Children: A Conversation With Dr. Charles Cox

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

One of the world's leading experts on cellular therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), Dr. Cox directs the Pediatric Surgical Translational Labora...

Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure For Hair Loss?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

Hats off to researchers in California. They've taken what appears to be a big step toward the development of a cure for hair loss, a condition that af...

Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 02.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

There was a time that conversations about stem cell research seemed as far into the future as everyday people booking vacation flights to the moon.

Bubble Baby Disease

Maria Shriver | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.

Blank Check for Government Intrusion? North Dakota's Amendment One Is Disguised Personhood Law

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The "Life Begins at Conception" Amendment is first and foremost intended to criminalize all abortions, at any stage: removing American women's Constitutionally-protected reproductive rights. Do they admit this? Usually not. But in a moment of candor...

Iowa and Stem Cells: Braley/Ernst Race has National Impact

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Thanks to embryonic stem cell research, and the strong support of Democrats like retiring Tom Harkin, (whom Joni Ernst hopes to replace), all three of these conditions are closer to cure right now.

Cloning Fraud on the Silver Screen

Pete Shanks | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

The stem-cell disgrace of Korean cloning fraudster Hwang Woo-suk has now inspired a movie. Whistle Blower opened in Korea this week. Names have been changed, and it's presented as fiction, but no one is even pretending it's not about the scientific "scandal of the century" that unfolded between 2004 and 2006.

A Book That Will Not Make Its Author Rich

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Don C. Reed

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am well acquainted with both Tory Williams, author of the just-released book Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring S...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.

A Tyrant? Not Exactly...

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Any ambitious path of executive action must be conducted in a manner consistent with the law and the appropriate role of coordinate branches. But should we snap to attention when we hear hyperventilating about his supposed abuse of power? At least so far, hardly.

This Is How You Discover The Real Meaning Of Life

Ray Flynn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

NBA and college basketball great Jimmy Walker once said to me, 'Ray, you were one of the best outside shooters in college basketball and the highest vote getter in Boston history, when you were Mayor of Boston, so now that you are out of politics and sports, does all that excitement and meaning in life come to an end? Basketball is over for me, so what happens next?'

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.

StemCells, Inc., and the Quest for a Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Don C. Reed

For the people of StemCells, Inc., one of the most respected stem-cell companies in America, the work they do is more than just a job. They are fighti...

Stem Cells vs. Perpetuity?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

John D. Rockefeller was not only a great oil man, he was an astonishing visionary. Envisioning the need for and possibility of achieving what we see...

Premarital Sex, Other 'Moral' Issues Divide Democrats And Republicans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

While the American public overall has become more accepting of certain social issues, such as premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research and euthana...

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda and Stem Cell Research: Future Meets Past in California 17th District

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

If the costs of disease grow so high that people go bankrupt, who gets stuck with the bills? We all do. Either the taxes go up to pay for social programs, or we borrow, and put it on the tab and the national debt goes up.

Researchers Make Major Stem Cell Breakthrough

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a pat...

Embattled Researcher Issues Apology, Clarification

Reuters | Elaine Lies | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, a Japanese researcher under fire for fabricating parts of scientific papers haile...

'This Was An Act Of Research Misconduct'

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka | Posted 06.01.2014 | Science

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top research body on Tuesday accused the lead writer of stem cell papers hailed as a game...

Scientist Backtracks On Stem Cell 'Breakthrough'

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science

(Updates throughout with response from Nature, more details, expert comment) By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Kate Kelland TOKYO...

Updating Common Sense: What Christians Really Believe

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

We didn't argue that men were superior to women or that gay people had made some shoddy lifestyle choices any more than we argued about gravity or the law of the conservation of matter or entropy. Because, why would you?

Stem Cell Breakthrough Reported Overseas

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature ani...

Prostate Adventures: Another Reason to Appreciate the California Stem Cell Program

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Don C. Reed

Cancer is tough to kill. It may go into remission and come back later. Fortunately, the California stem cell program is pretty tough too.