Super Stemmys, a stem cell story

Stem cells to save the day! Or the heart, at least. That's the plot of a new children's book on adult (or repair) stem cells, published by the linkurl:Repair Stem Cell Institute;http://www.repairstemcells.org/ (RSCI) -- a Dallas- and Bangkok-based public affairs company that provides interested patients with contact information for stem cell treatment centers around the world. "It's a nice idea," said cell biologist Mahendra Rao of linkurl:Life Technologies,;http://www.lifetechnologies.com/hom

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Apr 7, 2010
Stem cells to save the day! Or the heart, at least. That's the plot of a new children's book on adult (or repair) stem cells, published by the linkurl:Repair Stem Cell Institute;http://www.repairstemcells.org/ (RSCI) -- a Dallas- and Bangkok-based public affairs company that provides interested patients with contact information for stem cell treatment centers around the world.
"It's a nice idea," said cell biologist Mahendra Rao of linkurl:Life Technologies,;http://www.lifetechnologies.com/home.html a California-based biotechnology company. "I think it's good to tell kids about all current events, [including] technological breakthroughs," and "it's a nice book for kids [with] illustrations [that] are nice and a logical flow to it." The RSCI aims to connect patients seeking adult stem cell therapies with 10 medical centers (all of which are outside of the US), and the goal of the new book, Super Stemmys: Doris and the Super Cells, is to increase awareness that these treatments even...
Super Stemmys
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