The False Controversy of Stem Cells Congratulations to representative Dana Rohrabacher, 56, and his wife Rhonda, 34, who gave birth to triplets last month. As we tend to suspect when a couple has triplets, the new parents used the services of a fertility clinic. Modern in-vitro techniques generally involve creating multiple embryos in the laboratory, transferring two or three and hoping that at least one will make it through to birth. Often it doesn't work.
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10 October 2011 New technique produces one hundred-fold increase in efficiency in reprogramming human cells A SH-iPSC Colony on STO feeders. Seeking superior stem cells
The United Nations report into the 14-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad said government forces routinely drew up lists of wanted people and their families before blockading then attacking a village or neighborhood. "Entire families were executed in their homes - usually the family members of those opposing the government such as the family members of Colonel Riad al-Asaad," it said, referring to relatives of the head of the rebel Free Syrian Army. The rebels, who are increasingly armed and well-organized, have executed or tortured soldiers and government supporters, said the U.N., whose investigators were not allowed into Syria and relied on interviews of victims and witnesses. Drug May Dampen Dangerous Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplants
Scalable amounts of liver and pancreas precursor cells created using new stem cell production method "One million people suffer from type 1 diabetes in the United States, while liver disease accounts for 45,000 deaths a year," said Dr Mark Ungrin from the University of Toronto. "This makes stem cells, and the potential for regenerative treatments, hugely interesting to scientists. Laboratory techniques can produce thousands, or even millions, of these cells, but generating them in the numbers and quality needed for medicine has long been a challenge."
Why Would the Leader in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Drop Out?
If stem cell treatments were a boxing match, Embryonic stem cell treatments would be the 500 lb Gorilla and Adult stem cell treatments would be the small, unknown underdog. GERON GIVES UP on EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS! « The Stem Cell Blog
Ageing stem cells from centenarian rejuvenated
Scientists Create Brain Cells From Skin Cells - Stanford breakthrough in mice skips stem cell stage | User Submitted (User Submitted) – In what's being heralded as "a huge leap forward," Stanford researchers have successfully turned mouse skin cells into fully functioning brain cells. The process, which took less than a week, upends thinking on how cells develop specialized roles, and could help minimize the controversial role of embryonic stem cells in treatments for diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. "These are fully functional neurons," researcher Marius Wernig told AFP.
Dr. Operation marks another step forward in stem cell research