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Girl Meets German Stem Cell Donor Who Helped Her Beat Cancer

When Sabrina was 2 1/2, the cancer cells were in more than 80 percent of her blood.

March 13, 2015

Nature Journal Retracts STAP Stem Cell Studies After Finding More Errors

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times After months of controversy, scientists have retracted two high-profile studies that purported to demonstrate a quick and simple way of making flexible stem cells without destroying embryos or tinkering with DNA. “Several critical errors have been found in our Article and Letter,” the scientists wrote in a retraction statement […]

July 3, 2014

Hungry For A Helping Of Test Tube Meat? Maybe You Should Be

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn’t make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing. That’s the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or bioreactors, can provide an ever more prosperous world […]

May 20, 2014

Heart Muscle Successfully Regenerated In Monkeys From Stem Cells

By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Since 1996, Dr. Chuck Murry, a University of Washington cardiovascular biology researcher, has been intent on transforming powerful human stem cells into heart-muscle cells that can repair damaged hearts. Over the years, he and his colleagues have worked through myriad setbacks and complications in studies on mice, […]

April 30, 2014

Scientists Report Another Embryonic Cloning Success

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Scientists have taken skin cells from a woman suffering from Type 1 diabetes, reprogrammed them into embryonic stem cells, and then converted those cells into insulin-producing cells in mice, according to a new study. The announcement, which comes soon after another stem cell success involving therapeutic […]

April 28, 2014