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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 ...
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Is genetic testing for dementia appropriate?

Would you want to know if you had a genetic risk factor forAlzheimer's or dementia? And, if you did know, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Use of GM to produce sterile male insects

Scientists at a British company have been able to genetically modify the Diamondback moth, one of the world’s most damaging ...

Patients nix genetic tests due to cost, says study

Pennsylvania researchers have discovered that a sizable percentage of patients potentially at risk for cancer would turn down testing to ...

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 ...
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Genetic engineering turns mosquitoes into disease fighting weapons

Good intentions often go bad. Questions over the potential danger from spraying DDT to control malaria and other insect-borne scourges ...
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How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer’s gene?

Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers ...
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Can genes accurately predict human health?

One of the most controversial aspects of the genetic screening revolution is the proliferation of gene tests by such organizations ...

Researcher to unravel mysteries of hot chile

A graduate student in New Mexico is setting out to unlock the genetics of the state’s signature crop – the ...

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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23andMe’s first patent on gene variant for Parkinson’s disease raises hopes, hackles

The recent news of 23andMe’s first patent shows how patents on natural genes continue despite the complex legal situation faced ...
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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 ...

Screening new drugs with stem cells

Mass producing stem cells to screen drugs and study the progress of disease is not the sexier side of the ...

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 ...

Device picks up GM fruit contaminates

The production and commercialization of of genetically modified (GM) crops is still a relatively new technology that was adopted to ...

Stem cell scientists take hope from first human trials but see long road ahead

Hilton has the distinction of being the first person in the UK to receive a transplant of human embryonic stem ...

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 ...

Living with Huntington’s disease

Children have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the rare disease from their parents. Kristen Powers told USA TODAY in April ...
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Rainbow papayas: First GM fruit to resist virus- now on sale in Japan

A breakthrough in Japan, which has been historically precautionary about GM foods: “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot ...
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