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I keep torturing myself with watching “Long Island Medium”.. I’m so deeply fascinated. And so jealous at the same time. I hear her talk about all the signs and symbols that the love ones show from beyond. 98 more words


Who Can Use Cord Blood?

Once cord blood and the stem cells contained within it are collected and banked, who can use it and for what purpose? Of course the child from which it was collected will always be a match and potentially could use it in transplant for certain types of cancer as well as for regenerative medicine applications. 203 more words

Dr David Harris

Finding Turns Neuroanatomy On Its Head

Harvard researchers present new view of myelin.

Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.

Myelin, the electrical insulating material long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new work lead by Professor Paola Arlotta of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, in collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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tactic #5: cloning and the limits of ethics

On 18 April 2014 The Washington Post published an article about a new cloning procedure. This procedure involves replacing the existing DNA in a cell with that of an adult donor. 665 more words