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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Hematopoietic Stem Cells: a New Transplant Paradigm for Multiple Sclerosis?

Apr 17 2017
Expert Contributor: Harold L. Atkins, MD For years now, bone marrow transplants have been used to treat patients with leukemia and other blood disorders. The hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells present in bone marrow can restore a patient’s blood system after it has been devastated by chemotherapy or radiation. This same approach is...
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