First Stem Cell patient Speaks out

In the six months since scientists announced they had infused a drug made from human embryonic stem cells into a partially paralyzed patient’s spine, the identity of the recipient has been shrouded in secrecy.

Recently, rumors began circulating in Internet chat rooms that details about the closely guarded experiment were finally about to be revealed.

Now, a 21-year-old Alabama nursing student who was paralyzed from the chest down in a ...

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Biologists Grow Entire Retina From Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

What’s the News? Stem cells! Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells!

Remarkably, much of the development happened spontaneously, indicating that even undifferentiated cells have a blueprint in mind. Researchers hope the work will someday yield transplantable retinas for people with diseases like retinitis pigmentosa.

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Gene Correction

Cells Holds Promise After Reprogramming

Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute moved gene therapy one step closer to clinical reality by determining that the process of correcting a genetic defect does not substantially increase the number of potentially cancer-causing mutations in induced pluripotent stem cells.

Their work, scheduled for publication the week of April 4 in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National ...

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Obesity Epidemic

Over 600 billion people around the world, or nearly 1/10 adults around the world are obese. Obesity has more than doubled in size since the early 1980’s and and the global obesity epidemic is spilling over from wealthy first world nations into poorer developing nation nation.

Rich nations around the globe made large strides in helping cut down overall rates for hypertension, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Total new cases of men and women with ...

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