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Will stem cell breakthrough reignite debate? – The Atlantic

John Kerr posted in on May 16th, 2013.

An article on the website of the US magazine The Atlantic, speculates on how a ‘breakthrough’ in cloning stem cells may revive the public debate over the use of stem cells. An excerpt ( read in full here): Researchers in Oregon claim to have solved the tricky problem of cloning human stem cells, but you’re […]

NZ Herald: Stem cell hope for kidney patients

Peter Griffin posted in on February 7th, 2011.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald about research, led by New Zealand scientists Alan Davidson, which has found that stem cell treatment for kidney disease may be possible. The research found that adult stem cells capable of generating new nephrons (the functional units of the kidney) exist in zebrafish. An excerpt: (read in […]

East & Bays Courier: Scientist has stem cells on the brain

Peter Griffin posted in on August 11th, 2010.

Sarah Moyes writes in the East & Bays Courier about neuroscientist Bronwen Connor, who is researching adult stem cells in the brain. The brain produces adult stem cells to aid in repair – it is hoped a better understanding of how these cells work, what could go wrong with them, and what triggers them, to […]

UK experts on Nature stem cell and infertility genes paper

Peter Griffin posted in on October 29th, 2009.

Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to create the precursors of human sperm and eggs. They hope the techniques may be used to improve the effectiveness of infertility treatments. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre in the UK wrapped up comment on the paper in Nature. The full title of the paper is: Human […]

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