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Stem Cells

Just Don't Ask Where These Teeth Came From

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

Need a new tooth? Chinese researchers may have developed a way to grow human teeth, but those in need of a replacement may be a bit turned off when th...

To My Donor, on Transplant Day

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

With your stem cells, I can imagine life as an ordinary thirty-something. Back at work. Earning a salary. And writing about something other than life with cancer. With your stem cells, I can imagine a second chance at my first year of marriage and the dreamy possibility of my 50th.

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

André Choulika | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
André Choulika

Just like the simple act of backing-up your computer has become routine, so too could the act of backing-up your stem cells now, before you regret not doing so in the future.

Found! The Real Secret To The Fountain Of Youth

Posted 06.28.2013 | Fifty

We all like the idea of aging gracefully, but no one wants to look 70 when they're 50. That's why the state of your skin is so important, because it c...

Scientists Discover Stem Cells In Fat

| Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Karen Hopkin (Click here for the original article and podcast) Stem cells are prized for their ability to give rise to a variety of specialized...

REVEALED: New Clues In Limb Regeneration Puzzle

natureheader | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

By Ed Yong If a salamander loses its leg, it can grow a new one. Humans and other mammals are not so fortunate, but we can regenerate the tips of o...

Hype Now, Hide Later: No Way to Do Scientific Research

David H. Bailey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

The scientific world is suffering through a rash of examples of the sad consequences of the "hype now, hide later" approach to scientific news.

Is It Possible To Clone Humans?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/17/2013 08:00 AM EDT on LiveScience The news that researchers have used cloning to ma...

How a Facebook Page Helped Us Find the Joy in Mother's Day Even When Mom Is Sick

Justin Klein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Good News
Justin Klein

What had started out as local support transformed into a worldwide movement that is averaging more than three donor matches a month to help save the lives of other mothers, fathers, sons and daughters battling blood cancer.

Want Your Newborn to Be an Athletic Superstar?

Mark Cuban | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports
Mark Cuban

At the Mavericks we have been diving into any and all advances in medical science that can give us a competitive edge. I'm not talking performance enhancing drugs, I'm talking proactive analysis and advanced recovery methodologies. One that is obvious is the use of stem cells.

Mapping Telomerase

Stig Egil Bojesen | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science
Stig Egil Bojesen

Some weeks ago I gave birth to a child after being pregnant for more than four years. The birth was postponed several times, but finally it came; along with 12 brothers and sisters, and with more than 1,000 parents.

Time to Teach Our Doctors How to Be Stem Cell Specialists

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

Would you let a radiologist do your brain surgery? Would you pick a dermatologist to do your open-heart surgery? So why then do so many patients who get stem cell treatments have such low expectations for the doctors that do their stem cell treatments?

Writing the Book on Stem Cells

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

After a couple of years blogging about stem cells here, I decided to direct some of my writing effort toward a book on stem cells.

'OMG Microscope' Captures Cells In Stunning Color

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

Around 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year--but how many of us have actually seen a cancer cell up close? New technology develo...

The Present and Future Of Breast Enhancement

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

The statistics are in. 2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant.

U.S. Climate Warms for Stem Cell Research

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

Advanced Cell Technology is seeking the go-ahead from the FDA to initiate the first clinical trials using the iPSC-derived cells later this year. They plan to produce platelets that can be used for blood-clotting diseases. It is time that stem cells gain their place in medicine.

Firefighter Meets Bone Marrow Recipient He Saved Twice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

New York firefighter Doug Chiz might have made his greatest rescue without extinguishing a blaze. On Wednesday, he met the woman he saved -- twice -- ...

Avoid the Knife (and Drugs) With Alternative Therapy

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

We are in control of our health, and can and should be proactive. Without physician referral, it is imperative that we take upon ourselves the initiative to research and explore these and any natural therapeutic options.

Immune Cells Can 'Remember' Past Incarnations

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The expanded and rejuvenated immune cells would retain their prior anti-tumor "memory," be primed to fight the tumor and thus significantly augment the ability of the immune system to slow down the tumor growth.

Pee-culiar New Source For Brain Cells

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

Researchers in China have found a way to transform cells excreted in human urine into neural progenitor cells, the precursors of brain cells. These...

Un-Break My Heart: Limited Capacity for Regeneration in the Heart

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

A paper published in Nature suggests that the endogenous regenerative potential of the adult heart is very limited. The low rate of self-renewal in the adult heart sounds like bad news for researchers who thought that the heart had the ability to heal itself after a heart attack.

Defeating Death

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Michael Shammas

The idea sounds crazy at first -- preposterous, even. But increasingly, more and more scientists are viewing death as less of an inevitability, as something that science can and will tackle.

President Obama and the Embryonic Backfire

Robin L. Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Robin L. Smith

As Barack Obama begins his second administration, now is the time to examine the impact his re-election will have on stem cell research and the broader regenerative medicine industry.

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

At this month's symposium organized by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, molecular biologist Rick Young presented some very provocative data that is bound to result in controversial discussions about how researchers should assess gene expression.

Coffman's Opposition to Promising Medical Research Rooted in his Extreme Anti-Abortion Position

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the more memorable ads this election is the House Majority PAC's attack on Coffman for opposing embryonic stem cell research. In its Truth Test on this topic, 9News should have said more about the ramifications of Coffman's position.