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  • Planned Parenthood supporters
    Republican hypocrisy, they voted to allow the sale of fetal tissue in 1993
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed the Senate to vote to defund Planned Parenthood yesterday which failed. The vote was 53-46, that was seven short of the 60 votes needed to keep the measure moving toward passage. Republicans are...
  • Bigger Produce
    Super sized fruit
    It seems like every year the fruit and vegetables in the grocery store keep getting larger and larger. Grocery stores display the large produce because it attracts people to buy them. Chemically enhanced fruit and vegetables look outstanding. They...
  • magnifique
    A Fix For Thin, Gray Hair From Julien Farel
    Beauty ideals differ around the world and across the ages. But we've never found a culture or period that loved thin hair. Not one.There are not too many that are nuts about gray hair, either--on women, at least.Of course, you can try to hide...
  • Dementia reversed with new stem cell procedure
    Dementia reversed with new stem cell procedure
    The form of dementia that accounts for 50 percent of all the dementia cases that develop in people that are over the age of 60 can be reversed with a newly discovered stem cell technique. Catherine Verfaillie and colleagues at Katholieke...
  • Scientists Continue Stem Cell Research
    Stem cell study by Harvard and MIT is a breakthrough for diabetic patients
    A recent Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientific stem cell study is a breakthrough for people with diabetes. Scientists of this important advancement in the field of stem cell research used embryonic stem...
  • The piggyBac transposon system involves the re-excision of exogenous genes, and this is what prevents this method from causing issues like insertional mutagenesis.
    First single DNA base pair replacement proven successful
    The first technique that is sophisticated enough to replace a single DNA base pair of a gene that causes disease or a birth defect was presented by Dr. Bruce Conklin and Dr. Yuichiro Miyaoka of Gladstone Institutes in the Feb. 9, 2014, issue of...
  • Scientists discover how to change skin cells to stem cells
    Scientists discover how to change skin cells to stem cells
    There are exciting developments in the field of stem cell research which could make the whole thing cheaper, easier, and much quicker. According to a Jan. 29 report on BBC News, scientists have discovered that skin cells can become stem cells when...
  • Milan, Italy study used stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue to treat MS
    Milan, Italy study used stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue to treat MS
    An experiment was published TuesdayinNature Communicationsby researchers at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan and the University of Milan in Italy, that showed they were able to reduce nervous system damage in mice.The mice were given...
  • Fear of Biotechnology
    The unfortunate fear of biotechnology
    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."• Marie Curie.There is a marked gap between a technical understanding of biotechnology and how that is...
  • Stem cell treatments for dogs and cats
    Stem cell treatments for dogs and cats
    Aside from rain and coffee, Washington is becoming known for something else. In Bremerton, Wash. veterinarian Chuck Crawford has started using stem cell treatments on dogs and cats. As of July 12, 2013 one of his patients is doing so well that his...
  • Stem cell research results in human liver
    Amazing science: Stem cell research results in a human liver
    Researchers in Japan have finally reached a pinnacle in stem cell research. According to a July 3 report onYahoo News, they have managed to create a functional human liver from stem cells. While they are around 10 years from transplanting man-made...
  • Stem cell transplant performed on Bremerton, Washington dog
    Stem cell transplant performed on Bremerton, Washington dog
    He's a beloved family member of a Bremerton, Washington family receiving a stem cell transplant - and he also happens to be a dog. On Friday, June 28, KING 5 News reported that a 10-month-old pug named Ralph received a stem cell transplant for...
  • 5 unique and outside-the-box multiple sclerosis researched therapies
    5 unique and outside-the-box multiple sclerosis researched therapies
    Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that affects millions of people all across the world, harms everyone who has this disease is such unbelievable ways and, as of yet, finding a cure has proved incredibly allusive.The most common...
  • SCNT of adult cells
    Cell science: New cloning for regenerative therapy, not human reproduction
    A group of scientists from Oregon Health & Science University, with colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine and Mahidol University in Bangkok, has created human pluripotent ("master") stem cells through a process...
  • 2-year-old windpipe
    2-year-old gets windpipe: Life-saving stem cell procedure grows girl's windpipe
    A two-year-old girl gets a windpipe made from her own stem cells, becoming the youngest person in the world to benefit from this treatment, still in the experimental stages. According to Fox News on April 30, 2013, Hannah Warren has spent her two...
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