Stem-cell research: The rocky road to success
- 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.
- Stem Cells--A Beginner's Guide. Mackay-Sim, Alan // Social Alternatives;2003 First Quarter, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p27
This article presents the scientific background to a debate on the ethics of stem cell research. The article also introduces the concepts of embryonic and adult stem cells and their therapeutic potential, both dreamed of and currently embodied. The promise of the stem cell biology is that it...
- 3 San Diegans Are Named to Stem Cell Panel. Webb, Marion // San Diego Business Journal;11/22/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 47, p1
Reports that Edward Holmes, University of California San Diego's vice chancellor for health sciences, was appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine which will decide on grants for human embryonic stem cell research. Appointment of John Reed and...
- 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.
- What is the debate about stem cells? NAIRN, THOMAS // U.S. Catholic;Oct2008, Vol. 73 Issue 10, p41
The article offers information on stem cells, which are cells in the body that are able to renew themselves and eventually form specialized tissue cells like the heart muscle. Adult and embryonic are the two general kinds of stem cells and the embryo is the primary source of most stem cell used...
- Stem cell research: a real breakthrough. Greenhalgh, Trisha // Accountancy;Jan2008, Vol. 141 Issue 1373, p78
The article discusses stem cell research developments. Scientists have discovered a way to re-programme adult skin cells to make them act like stem cells. This was done by introducing four new genes into a particular type of skin cell which is simple to grow in a laboratory. The limitations of...
- Reprogramming by the numbers. Nishikawa, Shin-ichi // Nature Biotechnology;Aug2007, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p877
This article reports on research confirming that the expression of transgenes can rejuvenate mouse somatic cells, turning them into induced stem cells that are similar to embryonic stem cells. This has several implications, one of them being the possibility to perform the same task in humans,...
- Cures on Hold. Regalado, Antonio // Technology Review;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p30
Reports on how scarcity of stem cells is blocking biomedical progress nearly two years after the isolation of human embryonic stem cells promised to change to face of medical research. Private companies' restriction of the use of their supplies; United States government initiatives stalled by...