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Stem Cell Stories that Caught our Eye: Skin Cells to Brain Cells in One Fell Swoop, #WeAreResearch Goes Viral, and Genes Helps Stem Cells Fight Disease

Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun. 484 more words

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Moving one step closer to a therapy for type 1 diabetes

When I was a medical journalist one word I always shied away from was “breakthrough”. There are few true breakthroughs in medicine. Usually any advance is the result of years and years of work. 349 more words

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From Stem Cells to Stomachs: Scientists Generate 3D, Functioning Human Stomach Tissue

The human stomach can be a delicate organ. For example, even the healthiest stomach can be compromised by H. pylori bacteria—a tiny but ruthless pathogen which has shown to be linked to both peptic ulcer disease and stomach cancer. 528 more words

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Scientists Develop Stem Cell ‘Special Forces’ in order to Target, Destroy Brain Tumors

Curing someone of cancer is, in theory, a piece of cake: all you have to do is kill the cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells intact. 462 more words

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Ebola Resources on the web

The Health Sciences library is dedicated to sharing  Ebola-related information resources from reliable healthcare organizations as new information becomes available. Some new resources from the CDC, National Library of Medicine, and the American Hospital Association are linked here. 257 more words

CIRM-Funded Scientists Make New Progress Toward Engineering a Human Esophagus

Creating tissues and organs from stem cells—often referred to as ‘tissue engineering’—is hard. But new research has discovered that the process may in fact be a little easier than we once thought, at least in some situations. 345 more words

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Research Councils RCUK Research Outcomes Harmonisation

The Research Councils (RCUK) are now using a single, harmonised system for the collection of information on the outcomes of Research Council funded research throughout the life cycle of a grant and beyond. 80 more words

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