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StemCells Inc. acquired by Israeli medical device company

StemCells Inc. has merged with Microbot Medical.  Recently, the company abandoned their spinal cord injury Phase 2 clinical trial called the Pathway Study.

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Spinal Research

Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything

“In fact, no field of biotechnology has promised more and delivered less in the way of treatments than embryonic stem cells. Only a handful of human studies has ever been carried out, without significant results. 47 more words

Abortion Facts

Graduating on a High Note

Publishing in Nature is an achievement for anyone, but it’s truly an exceptional achievement for an early career investigator. Our own Dr. Kristin Hope recently accomplished this exceptional achievement with her April 2016 publication, “Musashi-2 attenuates AHR signaling to expand human hematopoietic stem cells.” Following our… 758 more words

Stem Cell Research

Playing God: Why Chimeras are Frightening

In response to a request for public comment on chimera research, this was my answer.

“I am horrified at the idea of combining human DNA with an animal’s DNA. 342 more words

Personal Insights

NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research

NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research

Federal health officials said Thursday they are reconsidering a moratorium on the funding of research in which human tissues are transplanted into early, nonhuman embryos — creating…

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From UCLA: "Metabolic molecule speeds up process by which stem cells differentiate"


July 28, 2016
Sarah C.P. Williams

Neural cells produced from human pluripotent stem cells in the presence of a metabolite called alpha-ketoglutarate. UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center. 786 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins biologists find protein that bolsters growth of damaged muscle tissue"

Johns Hopkins University

Jul 19, 2016
Arthur Hirsch

Johns Hopkins University biologists have found that a protein that plays a key role in the lives of stem cells can bolster the growth of damaged muscle tissue, a step that could potentially contribute to treatments for muscle degeneration caused by old age and diseases such as muscular dystrophy. 732 more words

Applied Research & Technology