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Stem Cell

Beginnings

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

Only 20 patients had been tapped for this spectacular opportunity. My stem cell infusion took place in New York City on a recent frigid winter day, inaugurating the study. I knew a long, thin needle would be inserted into my spinal column and the cells released. I was ready.

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...

The Price Of Eternal Youth? Oh, About $62,692

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

So what's the cost of eternal youth? To be precise, it's $62,692. Starting today, Britons with that kind of money lying around will be able to free...

Kathleen Miles

'Not Everything In Life Is For Sale'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.15.2013 | Los Angeles

California Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of legislation that would have allowed women to sell their eggs for medical research has infuriated some women's ri...

Baby Idan's Fight to Live

Tova Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Tova Ross

Akiva and Amanda Zablocki just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, which came weeks after the first birthday of their son, Idan (his name mea...

News Genius Quotes of the Week, 05/17/2013

News Genius | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
News Genius

The week of May 17th, 2013 pits IRS scandals with phone hacking, Kanye West, stem cells, and David Beckham, leaving shocking news for every type of person.

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...

Scientists Fight Back and Protest Research Cuts

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In a few hours my paralyzed son Roman Reed and I will be driving to Sacramento, to fight for funding for spinal cord injury research (AB 714, Wieckows...

Not Too Late: Reaching Someone Who Has Not Made Up Their Mind

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Health care policy? Obama installed America's first national comprehensive health care program; Romney would undo it, essentially trading Obamacare for "Don't care."

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...

Considering a Stem Cell Treatment From a Clinic? Have a Listen

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I think it will transform medicine over the next two decades, but unfortunately today the phrase "stem cells" is being used right now by folks who simply want your money.

A Time-Out to Ponder If Duffers Should be Awed by Therapies Considered Game-Changers by Elite Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When the finely honed bodies of elite athletes break down, these players' compulsion to get back in the game sometimes can lead them to embrace medical procedures that eventually may benefit the duffers among us and more.

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

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.

Abortion, Lou Gehrig, and Research for Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Today, a company is targeting Lou Gehrig's disease. Their approach is undergoing clinical trials in America, right now. But in Wisconsin, the home of stem cell research? If Republican lawmakers get their way, the research which might end Lou Gehrig's disease could be criminalized.

Court OKs Federal Funding For Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

An appeals court ruled on Friday the Obama administration can continue using federal money to fund human embryonic stem cell research, a possible ...

Overcoming Genophobia

Misha Angrist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Misha Angrist

DNA in a test tube is prosaic: the "stuff of life" looks a lot like what emerges from a child's runny nose. But there has long been something taboo in that tube.

'Designer Genes'

Steven Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Potter

As I explain in "DESIGNER GENES," the revolution is ongoing and there may indeed be no stopping it now. The human species is about to undergo an incredible transformation.

Court OK's Federal Stem Cell Research Funding While Appeal Continues

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now. The U.S. Court of App...

Arlen Specter Pushes Bill To Legalize Federal Funding For Stem Cell Research

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Arlen Specter on Monday initiated a drive to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, superseding conflicting...

Stem Cell Funding Ban: Appeals Court Allows Funding To Continue For Now

AP | PETE YOST and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government may resume funding of embryonic stem cell research for now, an appeals court said Thursday, but the short-term appro...

A Stem Cell Shock

Russell Korobkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Korobkin

In a spectacular leap of logic, a judge concluded that any research that bears a relationship to research ineligible for federal funds is part of the same "project" and therefore also ineligible.

Stem Cell Ruling Threatens Children's Cancer Research (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When a federal judge passed a ruling Monday that temporarily blocked government rules expanding stem cell research, many argued that potentially life-...

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.