Category Archives: Biology News

Thoughts on the Pill and Promiscuity

What “The Pill” Did (on CNN.com) (***WARNING: I’m gonna talk about sex. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.***) It’s the 50th anniversary of “The Pill” this year. Whether you believe the Pill to be one of the single … Continue reading

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UCLA Researchers: Stem Cells Kill HIV

In a spectacular breakthrough for science, UCLA researchers have demonstrated that stem cells can be engineered into essentially a genetic vaccine. !!!!!!! <—– is how excited I am about this Now, this does not by any stretch of the imagination … Continue reading

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More Reasons Stem Cells Rock

Anyway, researchers led by Dr. Yoram Cohen at Tel Aviv University in Israel have discovered that stem cells derived from bone marrow cells can migrate to diseased areas of the brain, and potentially repair them or halt cell degeneration. Continue reading

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Read the New Guidelines

As an addendum to my previous post, here is a link at which you can read the NIH’s new guidelines as well as the reasoning behind the guidelines. The guidelines are relatively easy to read, and they do not require … Continue reading

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Final Stem Cell Guidelines Released

Yesterday the NIH released the final guidelines for embryonic stem cell research in the United States. President Obama lifted the previous administration’s restrictions back in February but left it up to the NIH to determine the guidelines for ES research. … Continue reading

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New Targets for HIV Drugs

Researchers in Florida believe they have found a potential new target for HIV drugs. Instead of targeting CD4+ T-helper cells, these researchers think the best target would be macrophages. In this study, the team found that in diseased cells (such … Continue reading

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Missing Link Found?

Researchers in Germany have found “Ida”, a small primate that might just be the common ancestor of lemurs and humans. So what does this mean? Well, those who have studied evolution know that an evolutionary tree is made of branches … Continue reading

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