In praise of simplicity
- Stem cell Researches in Brazil: Present and Future Challenges. Zatz, Mayana // Stem Cell Reviews & Reports;2009, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p123
A bill allowing researches with human embryonic stem cells has been approved by the Brazilian Congress, originally in 2005 and definitively by the Supreme Court in 2008. However, several years before, investigations in Brazil with adult stem cells in vitro in animal models as well as clinical...
- MAKING ROOM FOR STEM CELLS: DISSOCIATION AND ESTABLISHING NEW RESEARCH OBJECTS. Lynch, John // Argumentation & Advocacy;Winter2006, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p143
When embryonic stem cells in mice were discovered 24 years ago, they were hailed as a potential model for mammalian development. Yet, other models of development in mice and humans were available, all of which were described as stem cells. Researchers employed a series of dissociations to create...
- Molecular biology: Chewing the fat. // Nature;11/13/2008, Vol. 456 Issue 7219, p145
The article discusses a study by Gary Ruvkun and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, which was published in a 2008 issue of "Science." The focus of the study was the link between stem cells, aging, and obesity. Brief details regarding the identification of a...
- Mail. Anderson, Cathy; Mori, John L.; Hlasny, Philip; Nuttall, Brandon C.; Weston, Steve; Heldberg, Jim; Phoenix, John; Anderson, Scott // Discover;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p6
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in the November 2009 issue including "Deconstructing Darwin," by Bruno Maddox, "Brothers in Arms," and "The Super Cell."
- Inside the stem cell wars. Aldhous, Peter // New Scientist;6/12/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2764, p12
The article discusses the competition among stem cell biologists for publication of their research. According to the author, previously unpublished research findings are submitted for publication to prestigious journals where they undergo a peer-review process. Topics include protests by stem...
- Different Stem Cells Unhappy in Their Own Way. Breindl, Anette // BioWorld Today;1/10/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 6, Special section p2
The article reports on a study by scientists from the University of California, San Diego and the Scripps Research Institute published in the January 6, 2011 issue of "Cell Stem Cell," which found that human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells have genomic instabilities.
- Stem Cell Efficiency: It's All Relative. Breindl, Anette // BioWorld Today;12/5/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 234, Special section p1
The article reports on the result of a study on the role of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) in mice development, which was conducted by scientists from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and published in the December 2, 2011 issue of "Cell Stem Cell."
- KEEP TRYING. // Commonweal;2/26/2010, Vol. 137 Issue 4, p6
The article focuses on the results of a long-term research which raised doubts about the theorized parity between induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) and human embryonic stem cells (hES).
- Italy's stem-cell challenge gaining momentum. Cattaneo, Elena; Cerbai, Elisabetta; Garagna, Silvia // Nature;2/11/2010, Vol. 463 Issue 7282, p729
In this article the author offers insight over the case concerning the decision of Italy to exclude the human embryonic stem cells from a ministerial research funding.