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Newts' New Eyes

By | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.

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First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion

By | November 16, 2011

Blood cells derived from a person’s bone marrow stem cells are injected back into his body.

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First hESC Trial Kaput

By | November 15, 2011

Geron is terminating a clinical trial testing a human embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury.

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How Skin Tells Time

By | November 9, 2011

The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.

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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming

By | October 24, 2011

A group of microRNAs can inhibit the formation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and may provide a target for more efficient reprogramming of somatic cells.

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Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production

By | October 20, 2011

The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.

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No European Patents for Stem Cells

By | October 19, 2011

The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.

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