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Embryonic Stem Cells

Mending Broken Hearts: Using Embryonic Stem Cells to Repair the Damage Caused by Heart Attacks

Marc Zimmer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Marc Zimmer

When Hina Chaudhry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine heard that women in the last few months of pregnancy have the highest rate of recovery from heart failure, she wondered whether it might be the fetal cardiomyocytes that are doing the repair. Chaudhry has confirmed her suspicions.

Stem Cell Advance May Bring New Treatments For Deadly Disease

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — In a potential step toward new diabetes treatments, scientists used a cloning technique to make insulin-producing cells with the DNA...

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...

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...

Stem Cell Researchers Report Major Breakthrough

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up...

Cloning at Oregon Health & Science University

Beth Kohl | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Beth Kohl

In the eleven years since my youngest children were born, twin daughters, thanks to IVF, who joined a similarly IVF-enabled sister, we've scarcely discussed their scientific beginnings.

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...

Stem Cell Advance May Bring New Treatments For Serious Illnesses

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such ill...

Diabetes Going Down for the Count?

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.23.2013 | Health News
Don C. Reed

Remember Muhammad Ali's great fight against George Foreman? The odds were overwhelmingly against Ali. Huge-armed Foreman was young, strong to uproot t...

Breakthrough Brings 'Printed' Human Organs Step Closer To Reality

Posted 02.13.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 02/05/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out...

Jeffrey Young

How Mitt Romney Could Jeopardize The Search For Life-Saving Cures

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

With the stroke of a pen, Mitt Romney could slow the advance of embryonic stem cell research that has the potential to bring cures to ailments includi...

Top Ten Stem Cell Myths and Urban Legends

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

Stem cells. Understandably, just that phrase evokes all kinds of different reactions from people. They might reflect a preference in favor of a part...

Can Romney Be a Stem Cell Statesman?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Romney has an opportunity to break with the more extreme elements of his party on an issue that has consistently shown to be important to the American people, and one that he supported for a time as governor: federal embryonic stem cell research.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

2012-05-21-Screenshot20120521at3.05.45PM.jpgIn the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now. And stem cell scammers know this all too well.

Gingrich Brings Grotesque Charges Against Science

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney supported embryonic stem cell research in the past. Both men, attempting to gain political advancement, have flip-flopped on the issue. But there is an important difference between the two men.

Undo Damage to the Komen Reputation: Support Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Komen is hopefully returning to its former productive relationship with Planned Parenthood. But it must also remove any ideological prejudice against stem cell research, and get back in touch with mainstream American science.

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma State Senator Introduces Eyebrow-Raising Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill banning aborted human fetuses in food, despite the fact that there are no known foods or ...

WATCH: Cute "Chimeric" Monkeys Carry Strange DNA

Posted 01.07.2012 | Science

Cute and cuddly, little Hex, Roku, and Chimero look just like any other rhesus monkeys. But they carry distinctive DNA - a mashup of genes from severa...

A Tribute to Unemployed Stem Cell Scientists

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology
Don C. Reed

It would be different if their experiment had failed. But they had done everything right, played by the rules all the way: and in so far as they had been allowed to go, they had triumphed.

Santorum Blasts Gingrich: 'I'm The One You Want To Take Home To Mom'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said rival Newt Gingrich is "inconsistent" when it comes to issues social conservatives care about. ...

Geron Halts First Government-Approved Test Using Embryonic Stem Cells

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — The company doing the first government-approved test of embryonic stem cell therapy is discontinuing further stem cell work, a m...

Judge OKs Funding For Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration's funding of embryonic stem cell research was thrown out Wednesday, a...

A Cure for Cancer -- Denied by Politics

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

I do not believe even the most hardened conservative goes to bed at night being glad he or she stopped chronic disease from being cured. But if they surrender to an anti-science ideology, it will have exactly the same effect.

Court Lifts Ban On Embryonic Stem Cell Research--For Now

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The government said Friday it's back in the business of funding embryonic stem cell research – at least for now – after...

NIH OKs First Stem Cell Lines On Tax-Paid Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens m...