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Stem Cells

Big Pharma Just Bet $10 Billion On A Cancer Drug Startup. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Question: What do WhatsApp and a little-known (until recently) cancer research startup named Stemcentrx have in common? Answer: They're the top two la...

Extending Your Bloodline Without Kids

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Pradeep Aradhya

Last week I made a donation of my Bone Marrow Cells or Hematopoietic Stem Cells to an anonymous Leukemia patient via the Be The Match Registry. These are specialized Stem Cells that can only grow into various blood cells.

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 ...

A Science Quiz for the Candidates

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Both journalists and politicians believe the general public is as disinterested in science as they are. They think of it as an unorganized and somewhat quixotic special interest without much voting power. Polling shows they are wrong.

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.

A Baldness Cure Isn't Here Yet, But New Research Looks Promising

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

No one is claiming a cure for baldness just yet, but researchers at Columbia University Medical Center may have taken an important step in that direct...

These Advances In Lab-Grown Organs Might Save Your Life One Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

So far this year, 18,048 people (and counting) have received organ transplants. Another 122,586 people are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, w...

3 (and Soon to Be 4) Ways Your Dentist Can Replace Your Missing Teeth

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

We all know what it's like to lose a tooth. In fact, some of us have even got paid for the loss -- thanks, Tooth Fairy! While our baby teeth are s...

Do You Believe #BlackLivesMatter? Here's How to Save One

Diane A. Thompson, MD | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane A. Thompson, MD

How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.

Multiple Sclerosis vs. California's Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge No.15

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

How long will it be before people with MS get well? No way to know. But there is funding for the research. Because California voters said YES to Proposition 71, the Stem Cells for Research and Cures Act, we have a chance to defeat Multiple Sclerosis.

Needles, Not Knives, to Treat Sports Injuries and Degeneration

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

My first pair of running shoes were men's shoes because they didn't make them for women in 1974. That's how many years I've been pounding away at my j...

Why SETI Is Silly

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Looking for aliens in outer space is a fool's errand. If you do find them, it means they were so sophisticated that they sent complex messages across ...

This Tiny, Beating Heart Was Made From Stem Cells

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science

They're only half a millimeter in diameter -- about a third the length of a pinhead -- but they're there, thumping away. Tiny, beating almost-hearts. ...

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

The Degradative Soup of Injury and Arthritis

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The biologic era of joint repair is evolving so rapidly that removing injured tissues may soon be a surgical procedure of the past. Repairing, regenerating, and replacing tissues with natural tissues as opposed to artificial materials, is the path keeping biologics firmly ahead of bionics in orthopedics.

Children With Special Needs Deserve America's Support

Ray Flynn | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

Children and adults with special needs deserve America's best effort. As I said recently on national radio, America can do much better than it's doing in the health care field.

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

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...

Bad Luck and Stem Cells

Susan M. Love | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Although mathematicians and statisticians have torn into how the research was done, few have questioned the basic premise behind the study and its findings.

Learning From Stem Cells: Helping a Broken Heart Mend Itself

Deepak Srivastava, MD | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Srivastava, MD

Stem cells offer great hope to treat a variety of diseases, but the strategy we are taking offers an alternative approach to regenerate organs. Specifically, we should look to the great potential of changing our own cells to repair damaged tissue.

Rebuilding and Regenerating Damaged Knees: The Future Has Arrived!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

If you grew up in the 1970s, you may remember the Six Million Dollar Man TV show with Steve Austin. The show began with a futuristic-type regeneration...

What A Caregiver Needs To Do In Order To Help Others

Ray Flynn | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

When I returned to Boston from Rome, where I served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican for almost five years, I was getting older and now had larger family obligations -- 17 grandchildren. But I still found the time and energy to do all the things I had and wanted to do.