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Embryonic Stem Cells Help Diabetic Mice

A few years ago this would have been a huge story. No more. The wind is slackening behind the embryonic stem cell research sails.Still, it is worth pointing out what the Times reported, and then, what they—so unsurprisingly—left out of the story: The scientists, at the biotechnology . . . . Continue Reading »

Adult Stem Cells Found in Pancreas in Mice

This could be great news aways down the road for diabetics. From the story: An international team of researchers has finally managed to locate stem cells in the pancreas—in mice, at least.If the findings are confirmed in humans, they could pave the way for dramatic new therapies for diabetes, . . . . Continue Reading »

Adult Stem Cells Build a New Heart

I reported on this story previously from a different angle, e.g. the need for using animals in basic medical research. But this picture is so amazing, that I thought the breakthrough was worth revisiting to discuss the biotechnological implications.To recap: scientists created a new beating heart . . . . Continue Reading »

Adult Stem Cells Create Beating Heart

This animal study may pave the way for wonderful medical treatments. From the story:Scientists have created a beating heart in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could allow doctors one day to make a range of organs for transplant almost from scratch.The procedure involved stripping all the . . . . Continue Reading »

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