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Genetic purity tests for politicians?

Genetic ancestry tests can, and are, being misused in Europe to prove "racial stock." ...
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Scientists make breakthrough with retinal tissues from stem cells

A research team said it has produced stratified retinal tissues from human embryonic stem cells for the first time in ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...

Embryonic stem cells hold great promise for biomedical science

With their potential to treat a wide range of diseases and uncover fundamental processes that lead to those diseases, embryonic ...
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Vein grown from stem cells saves 10-year-old girl

Doctors in Sweden have replaced a vital blocked blood vessel in a 10-year-old girl using the first vein grown in ...

Cell transplantation of lung stem cells has beneficial impact for emphysema

When autologous (self-donated) lung-derived mensenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) were transplanted endoscopically into 13 adult female sheep modeled with emphysema, post-transplant ...
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A brief history of stem cell research

The stories of research involving human embryonic stem cells and the policy governing that work are intertwined and stretch back ...

Adult stem cells: Big benefit, no controversy

In my research for these articles to find newer items, ideas, and medical advancements for and about people with disabilities, ...

The epigenome of newborns and centenarians is different

What happens in our cells after one hundred years? What is the difference at the molecular level between a newborn ...

Stem cells used to repair damaged eyes in world-first Aussie trial

A medical breakthrough by Australian scientists has shown how sheets of stem cells grown on contact lenses can repair damaged ...

Mechanism that maintains stem cells readiness identified

An immune-system receptor plays an unexpected but crucially important role in keeping stem cells from differentiating and in helping blood ...

Baby’s genome deciphered prenatally from parents’ lab tests

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a baby in the womb without tapping its protective fluid sac. This non-invasive ...

Personalized medicine and the Human Genome Project

It’s nearly a decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project, (1) which aimed to sequence the complete human ...
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Study: ‘Smart bomb’ drug attacks breast cancer

A new kind of medicine to fight breast cancer is emerging: a drug combination designed to act like a smart ...

Some stem cells can trigger tumors

Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists ...

First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...

Stem cell resting state regulation revealed

The growth or production of hematopoietic stem cells (stem cells that give rise to all blood cell types) is known ...
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Bioethics and corruption: What’s the link?

Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the ...

Growth factor in stem cells may spur recovery from multiple sclerosis

A substance in human mesenchymal stem cells that promotes growth appears to spur restoration of nerves and their function in ...
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DNA & ancestry: We all carry “Jewish genes”

This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...
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Aging process attacks stem cells

Stem cells are not invincible and therefore not likely to be the magic wand in the world of medicine, but ...

Labeling of GMOs gains momentum

Despite the facade put in place by Monsanto that virtually all mainstream medical organizations believe there is no difference between ...
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Personalized medicine: Blood tests combined with genome sequencing yield breakthrough therapy

In a remarkable new story, one professor, who sequenced his own genome, found that he was a high risk for ...
Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Dr. Ruthie Harper will tell you that beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and it's all about your DNA ...

Safeguards against misuse of genetic data urged

Recent scientific progress includes the mapping of the entire human genetic code, or genome, which was completed in 2003, and ...

Breakthrough in stem cell technology a first in Africa

A team of researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the first in Africa to establish ...

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, ...

Stem cells take root in drug development

Stem cells have assumed near-mythical status in the popular imagination as a possible cure for every disease under the sun ...