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What 'Dora the Explorer' taught me about academics and life...

Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer! Did you just sing that in your head(?), I did! I watched Dora with my youngest son on many occasions and loved it, lots of fun sprinkled with lessons on both Spanish and life . 1,633 more words

Making beating heart cells from stem cells just got easier

Here’s a heartwarming story for the holidays. Scientists from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California have figured out a simple, easy way to make beating heart cells from human stem cells that will aid research and therapy development for heart disease. 427 more words

Stem Cell Research

Harnessing the body's immune system to tackle cancer

Often on the Stem Cellar we write about work that is in a clinical trial. But getting research to that stage takes years and years of dedicated work. 925 more words

Stem Cell Research

The Internet was not created "because of an intelligence effort"

This post is in response to this article at Quartz.

Whether the fundamental claim of the article is correct or not, that Google was founded with research funding from the intelligence community, it is decidedly… 686 more words


Stem Cell Stories that Caught our Eye: Mini-Brains in the Spotlight

Here are the stem cell stories that caught our eye this week.

Two research photos really caught my eye this week and they happened to be of the same thing – mini-brains. 560 more words

Weekly Roundup

Rec-Stop-Play: CRISPR becomes a biological recorder

When using a standard tape recorder you just have to press the buttons. Now a Columbia University team has devised a system for doing the same in living systems, recording changes taking place inside the cells. 358 more words