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Telomere Basics

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times. 

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Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 45

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Telomeres in Disease

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres have been linked to numerous diseases over the years, but how exactly short telomeres cause diseases and how medicine can prevent telomere erosion are still up for debate.

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The Best of Experimental Biology

By | April 25, 2012

From breast milk stem cells to bone repair, this year’s EB conference held a number of exciting advances that could one day be translated into therapies.

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New Brain Stem Cell

By | April 23, 2012

Progenitor cells discovered in the brain’s small blood vessels have the capacity to differentiate into neurons and other tissue types.

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Stem Cell Researcher Fabricates Data

By | April 16, 2012

A scientist who claimed to have injected monkey embryonic stem cells into the eyes of rats to improve their vision accepts the penalty for research misconduct.

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China’s Black Market Stem Cells

By | April 13, 2012

Despite government efforts to ban unapproved stem cell treatments, companies around China still offer them openly.

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New African Bone Marrow Registry

By | March 19, 2012

Nigeria launches its first ever bone marrow registry, which should make it easier to find matches for black people around the world.

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Bioethicist Resigns from CellTex

By | March 1, 2012

Bioethicist Glenn McGee, founder of the American Journal of Bioethics, resigned from a controversial stem cell company.

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Child-Proofing Drugs

By | March 1, 2012

When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.

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