Scientists Discover Bone-a fide Human Skeletal Stem Cell

Dec 11 2018
If you’ve ever broken a bone, you are not alone. Statistics show that, over a lifetime, the average person experiences 2 bone fractures. For those with osteoporosis, that figure escalates, on average, to one bone fracture every 3 seconds, or nearly nine million fractures a year. Bone fractures, bone pain, and deformities that result from...
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The Ubiquitous Stem Cell Sales Pitch

Nov 12 2018
Do you suffer from [insert disease/condition/injury here]? Attend our seminar to learn how stem cell therapy is helping people just like you! These advertisements increasingly appear on the internet or in multi-page print ads, and they’re now in television and radio spots too. These seminars are the latest attempts by rogue stem cell clinics to...
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Stem Cells and Aging – What Happens When Our Stem Cells Get Old and Tired?

Oct 01 2018
Aging is an inevitable, unnerving process that confronts us all. Eventually our muscles and immune systems will weaken, our hair will thin, and our minds won’t be as sharp as they once were. But what is the biology that underlies this process? And what if advances in the field of regenerative medicine could counteract this...
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Gene Therapy: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptom

Sep 10 2018
Gene therapy, CRISPR, and gene editing are all terms that are beginning to appear more frequently in headlines, and the concept of manipulating DNA inside cells – once found only in science fiction – is now reality. In fact, gene editing is routinely done in labs around the world, with potentially transformative applications for medicine....
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Stem Cell Scientists and The Public: Personal Reflections

Aug 14 2018
A recent public forum in Melbourne, Australia, “Stem Cell Research – Now and in the Future,” allowed scientists and experts to share with the public the potential of this rapidly advancing research. There are many ways in which scientists, including our members, are using science outside of the laboratory for the public...
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