Stem Cell Soup – The Importance of Knowing What Is In It

Apr 17 2017
“I don’t even know what’s in the soup,” was the shocking quote from the founder of a chain of clinics highlighted in a recent Associated Press article about the increasing prevalence of clinics offering unproven stem cell therapies. The “soup” referred to the mixture of cells and fluid he extracted from a patient’s fat...
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A CRISPR Method For Gene Editing: A Biomedical Breakthrough From a “Germ”

Apr 17 2017
Bacteria. What do you think of when you hear this word? “Germs,” “antibiotics,” or “bleach” may come to mind, depending on the context.  What about “powerhouse of scientific discovery?” That’s a string of words, but one that accurately describes the impact this single-celled organism is having on stem cell biology and human health.
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Stem Cell Year-in-Review 2016

Apr 17 2017
If we picked one word to define the past year in the stem cell field, it would have to be ‘therapy.’ While many important developments impacted the field, two that garnered significant public, political and scientific attention in 2016 were the proliferation of clinics using unproven stem cell “therapies,” and the steps forward...
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Chimeras: From Mythology to the Lab

Apr 17 2017
In Greek mythology, the chimera is often described and depicted as a monster, as in this image, that represents impending disaster. While chimeras in Greek literature are fictional and symbolic, the concept of chimeras in science, simply defined as an...
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Stem Cells and the Aging Brain

Apr 17 2017
An evening of stem cell science in Stockholm Guest Blogger Jan Barfoot, EuroStemCell The evening started with an interactive reception co-ordinated by EuroStemCell, involving a motion controlled 3D brain, a stem cell floor game, the myelination game and great conceptual activity using sweets to explain how...
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