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Searching for Parkinson’s game changer: No cure in sight but stem cells, other advances hold promise

A flurry of recent advances offer the promise of new avenues for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, one of our ...
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Searching for the ‘big break’ that could turn stem cells into a weapon against dementia

Recent developments in stem cell research suggest a radical shift in the way we diagnose and treat dementia ...
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‘Stemness’ and the downside of limiting our definition of stem cells

As more sophisticated technology has revealed just how plastic and heterogeneous cell populations can be, some researchers have transitioned from ...
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Calls for a halt to heart stem cell trial based on controversial research

Days after Harvard Medical School said it found extensive falsified or fabricated data from the laboratory of a prominent heart researcher, ...
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Why racial diversity in genetics studies matters in patient care

DNA is approximately 99.5 percent similar across all humans. But there are key differences in that remaining half percent. Those ...