Understanding Stem Cells
- Human embryonic stem cells: The future is now. Keller, Gordon; Snodgrass, H. Ralph // Nature Medicine;Feb99, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p151
The development of human embryonic stem cells as a research tool and therapeutic option offers a number of potential applications including the replacement of damaged tissues.
- Corrigendum: Quantifying cell-generated mechanical forces within living embryonic tissues. Campàs, Otger; Mammoto, Tadanori; Hasso, Sean; Sperling, Ralph A; O'Connell, Daniel; Bischof, Ashley G; Maas, Richard; Weitz, David A; Mahadevan, L; Ingber, Donald E // Nature Methods;Mar2014, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p349
A correction to the article related to quantifying cell-generated mechanical forces in living embryonic tissues is presented.
- Human iPS Cells: Science and Ethics. Crook, Jeremy Micah // Open Stem Cell Journal;2010 Special Issue, p1
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses articles on the science and ethic of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, the human somatic cell reprogramming, and the biological equivalent of the iPS and embryonic stem (ES) cells.
- Ethical, scientific breakthroughs seen in new stem-cell studies. // National Catholic Reporter;12/7/2007, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p3
The article reports on the study of human skin cells by scientists and ethicists in the U.S. The study shows that human skin cells can be reprogrammed to work as effectively as embryonic stem cells, which genetically match the donor and have the ability to become any of the 220 types of cells in...
- Old cells, new tricks. Martindale, Diane // New Scientist;08/19/2000, Vol. 167 Issue 2252, p16
Reports on the idea to bypass embryonic stem cells in stem cell research. Use of mature human stem cells as a substitute for embryonic stem cells; Versatility of stem cells; Ability of stem cells to create many kinds of tissue; Idea that brain stem cells could be as versatile as human embryo...
- Playing the name game. // Nature;7/7/2005, Vol. 436 Issue 7047, p2
Comments on the proposal to refrain from using the term embryo when referring to the blastocytes from which human embryonic stem cells are harvested, during the meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in San Francisco, California. Involvement of the scientist in the rejection...
- Scientists Turn to Post-Genomic Methods to Circumvent Potential Restrictions. // PharmaGenomics;Jun2003, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p12
Reports on the European Union directive that would put a ban on research on embryonic stem cells and therapeutic cloning in Europe. Impact of the directive on Great Britain; Advantage of using fetal cells over embryonic cells; Details of the technology developed by CellFactors for fetal cell...
- HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE. Bruck, Connie // New Yorker;10/18/2004, Vol. 80 Issue 31, p62
Looks into the issue of whether or not the U.S. government will promote stem-cell research. Views of public officials regarding the matter; Amount of money spent on research from the years 1998 to 2003; Process made in making the research.
- Embryonic Stem Cells Made Easy? Baker, Monya // Technology Review;Feb2005, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p84
This article discusses a research on embryonic stem cells conducted by Nick Strelchenko and colleagues at the Genetics Institute in Chicago, Illinois as of February 2005. The potential therapeutic value of embryonic stem cells is so great that hundreds if not thousands of scientists are pursuing...