BioTime Announces Results of Vote at Special Meeting of Shareholders Shareholders approve proposals related to the planned acquisition of stem cell assets of Geron Corporation by BioTime subsidiary Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioTime, Inc. Show More Summary
Verastem to Present at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Verastem, Inc., ( NAS: VSTM ) focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, announced...Show More Summary
Kris’s question…I am noticing that plant stem cells are popping up in a number of skin and hair care products recently. I cannot find much info as to any efficacy beyond marketing information from the companies of said products. Any information is appreciated! The Beauty Brains respond: Like bow ties in Dr. Who, stem cells [...]
by Peter Saunders May 21, 2013 (PJSaunders) - The newspapers are full this week of the news that scientists in the US state of Oregon have produced embryonic stem cells (ESCs) using the same cloning technology (somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)) that created Dolly the sheep. The original paper was published in the…
By Brian L. Wilson: Although it seems that investors have lost their appetite for many stem cell investments at this stage of the broader rally in the stock market, there are exceptions worth pointing out. Neuralstem (NASDAQ: CUR), for...Show More Summary
A team of researchers led by biologists at the California Institute of Technology has found that, in mouse models, the molecule microRNA-146a acts as a critical regulator and protector of blood-forming stem cells (called hematopoietic...Show More Summary
When they came for the stem cells I applauded. When they turned a spandex-wearing British thespian into an ape I laughed. When they put a supercomputer in my cell [...] The post ‘Nymphomaniac’ actors will be digitally grafted to body doubles for hardcore sex scenes appeared first on FilmDrunk.
By Smith On Stocks: Purpose of Report An encouraging update on the Phase I trial of Neuralstem's (CUR) neural stem cells in ALS was just presented. I alerted investors about this potential catalyst in my recent blog. Investment Conclusion Before I state my conclusions let me quote the lead investigator on the study, Dr. Show More Summary
A research article published in the medical journal Cell describes that scientists are able to clone human embryos and then kill them to obtain embryonic stem cells. Pro-life advocates oppose this process because human cloning involves the purposeful creation and then destruction of human life for research purposes. Show More Summary
Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let’s begin with some definitions. Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated (i.e., they have not yet “decided” what kind of cell to be). A stem cell divides into two cells: (1) a duplicate of itself and (2) a cell that [...]
by Brian Clowes May 20, 2013 (HLI Worldwatch) - Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let’s begin with some definitions. Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated (i.e., they have not yet “decided” what kind of cell to be). A stem cell divides…
Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs to mount healthy immune responses and to prevent harmful autoimmune reactions...
Will the creation of cloned human stem cells create a treatment revolution and a profitable investment?
The promise of stem cells, along with the controversy surrounding it, has made the industry a hot-button issue for many. Despite that promise, we have yet to see huge applicable benefits to humans. That could be changing. Cloning embryonic...Show More Summary
Researchers make embryonic stem cells from skin (via AFP) US researchers have reported a breakthrough in stem cell research, describing how they have turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells for the first time. The method described Wednesday by Oregon Health and Science University scientists in the journal Cell, would not likely be able [...]
The week of May 17th, 2013 pits IRS scandals with phone hacking, Kanye West, stem cells, and David Beckham, leaving shocking news for every type of person.
A team of reproductive biologists led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov at the Oregon Health and Science University (Beaverton, OR) have successfully created ‘patient-specific’ embryonic stem cells (ESCs) through cloning. The improved cloning technique used by the team is much more efficient than previous approaches. Show More Summary
Dr. Patrick Stiff of Loyola University Medical Center has been named chair of a nationwide committee of cancer researchers who design and conduct clinical trials involving bone marrow and stem cell transplants.