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Stem Cells

The Stem Cell Breakthroughs Most People Don't Know About

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Camouflaged in the politics, controversy, and hype surrounding stem cells have been two stunning and unexpected dividends: the ability to study diseases in a petrie dish and a new way to think about cancer.

Mouth Health: Stem Cells in Your Teeth

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Not only are there stem cells in your teeth, it's that they are mesenchymal stem cells. That's one of the type of stem cells that can produce other cell types. This is good reason to get excited.

The California Stem Cell Program: It Works, Why Mess With It?

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Having brought in roughly one billion dollars in new money for the state, the California stem cell program is already a spectacular success. But there are other, more personal ways to judge it.

Eric Prince and David Prentice: The Blackwater/Anti-Stemcell Connection

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What is the connection between Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater/Xe, perhaps the world's largest private army, and David Prentice, Ph.D, widely-known o...

Scientists Create skin fast from stem cells

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

French scientists have found a way to create human skin rapidly from stem cells, a discovery that could save the lives of many burns victims who are v...

New Stem Cells Form Eggs And Sperm, U.S. Researchers Find | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO - U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding ligh...

Stem Cells' Next Use: Fighting Extinction | JONATHAN PARKINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Conservationists work constantly through habitat protection and other means to save these and other endangered species. And now they are adding a new ...

Top 10 Women's Health Stories Of The Decade: Nothing Replaces A Woman's Wisdom

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Technology has its place, but it doesn't replace a woman's wisdom. Here are some key stories from the last 10 years that highlight the innate wisdom and intelligence of a woman's body.

Apligraf: Mass-Produced Living Tissue

Gizmodo | Mark Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apligraf is a matrix of cow collagen, human fibroblasts and keratinocyte stem cells (the kind found in skin), that, when applied to chronic wounds (pa...

Stem Cell Snorting Holds Promise For Treating Brain Disorders

The Blotter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New details from a University of Minnesota researcher's initial tests show the stem cells actually make it to the brain when snorted rather than impla...

New Stem Cell Research Rules Enacted By Obama

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama directed federal agencies on Thursday to enact new rules governing federally funded research on human embryonic stem cells...

Only the Freshest Stem Cells Will Do

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Kohl

Frozen embryos, like waffles or fish or my old Dell, are only good for so long. You can't just keep them in the freezer forever with the assumption that, once you need them, you can scrape them off and use them.

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Brownback And Landrieu Introduce Bill To Ban Mermaids | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Great news, everyone! At some point last week, Senators Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) must have finished fighting all the terrorist...

New Rules On Stem Cells Threaten Current Research

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research in March, many scientists hailed the move as a long-...

Obama, the Bishops, Notre Dame and the Fighting Irish Football Team

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I think we have heard enough about the sanctity of a Notre Dame degree, and the inappropriateness of awarding such a degree to President Obama, becaus...

Horses and Stem Cells

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Researchers are now recommending that owners and breeders of thoroughbreds consider banking the umbilical cord stem cells from prize race horses.

Stem Cell Therapy To Cure Most Cause Of Blindness Developed

Times Of London | Sarah-Kate Templeton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BRITISH scientists have developed the world's first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness. Surgeons predict it will become a ro...

Stem Cell Research Up Close

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Under the Bush administration we lost eight years stem cell research that might have helped me. At my age I don't have those eight years to spare.

Induced Pluripotent, AL GORE Stem Cell Venture

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former vice president Al Gore is entering the stem cell arena with an announcement today of a $20 million biotech venture in the hot area of "induced ...

Doctors May Soon Be Able To Repair Bones With Simple Stem Cell Shot

BBC News | Michelle Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Doctors may soon be able to patch up damaged bones and joints anywhere in the body with a simple shot in the arm. ...

UK Scientists Grow Human Brain

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The team at Aston University created tiny bundles of cells which act like a mini nervous system. They believe it could help find a cure for degenerati...

New Rule: Test Tube Maybe

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Stem Cell Argument Conveniently Avoids Certain Facts

Nazca Fontes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nazca Fontes

Why is leaving an embryo languishing in liquid nitrogen considered preserving the sanctity of human life?

Beyond Stem Cells and Global Warming: Media Ignore Bush Administration's Widespread Interference with Science

John W. Delicath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Delicath

The fact that the Bush administration routinely allowed politics to trump science in the policy-making process is well-known and extensively documented. Yet, the media continue to act otherwise.

Are We Ready for a Market in Fetal Organs?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If aborted fetuses prove to be a useful source of organs for transplant, we may soon have to grapple with yet another controversial and startling phenomenon: a legal market in fetal tissue and organs.