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Scientists discover bladder cancer stem cell

Stanford University News “Researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine have identified the first human bladder cancer stem cell and revealed how it works to escape the...

Mice made from induced stem cells

Nature News “Two teams of Chinese researchers have created live mice from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, answering a lingering question about the developmental potential of...

Italians sue over stem cells

Nature News “Three scientists are appealing against the Italian government’s decision to exclude human embryonic stem cells from a recent call for proposals to fund stem-cell...

US bioethics commision promises policy action

Nature, News “Five months after abruptly dismantling the bioethics advisory council left by his predecessor, US President Barack Obama last week created a new bioethics commission...

Chief scientist quits California stem-cell agency

Nature News “The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in San Francisco is again under the microscope, following the resignation of its chief scientific officer and...

How to fix a broken heart?

Nature News “Clues about how human hearts form hint at routes to cell-based therapies.” Read More &raquo See related article: “Human ISL1 heart progenitors generate diverse...

iPS cells three years on

Nature “In the three years since Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka first demonstrated the generation of iPS (induced pluripotent stem) cells from ‘normal’ somatic cells using...

Stem-cell Clarity

Nature Editorial “The draft NIH guidelines on stem-cell research are a good first step, but some revision is needed.” Read More &raquo

Stem-cell therapies closer to the clinic

Nature News “A group of researchers in the United States and South Korea today announced a leap towards safe, clinically useful patient-specific stem cells.” Read More...

Draft stem-cell guidelines criticized

Nature News “As the National Institutes of Health (NIH) begins finalizing guidelines to govern US funding of human embryonic stem-cell research, an initial ripple of researcher...