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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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Ins and Outs of Stem Cell Research

Right now I work in the Human Body Gallery at the Science Museum of Minnesota. One of our exhibits is some information about two types of stem cell research (embryonic and adult), and also a video with seven differing opinions on embryonic stem cell research. There are also two large binders filled with visitor comments on the question “Should we use embryonic stem cells in research?” After reading these replies, most of which were influenced by incorrect, misguided information, there are a few things I need to clarify. Continue reading

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Minnesota FTW!

As you might have figured out by now, I adore my university, and I like to brag when exciting research comes out of it. You also know that I am extremely interested in cancer biology, and today’s news bite encompasses … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Research Makes Gains

See Ars Technica for the news we’ll discuss today. Early in March, President Obama lifted the ban on federally-sponsored embryonic stem cell research. This lifting of the ban made possible great strides in stem cell research in the U.S. (which … Continue reading

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