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Does This Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Mean We Can Reverse Quadriplegia?

October 11, 2016 – In March of this year 21-year old Kris Boesen was in a car accident and suffered severe trauma to his cervical spine. His diagnosis, permanent paralysis from ... Continue Reading →
Qiurong Ding

Modeling Human Diseases with Stem Cells May Preempt Them

June 28, 2016 – Using stem cells to cure metabolic diseases in humans is the goal of Professor Qiurong Ding, Institute for Nutritional Science, Shanghai, China. Ding who spoke ... Continue Reading →
synthesizing human genome

Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →
iMS cell transposition

Stem Cell Research Leading to Regenerative Tissue Therapy

April 12, 2016 – Need hip replacement or a new knee? Well if you can wait a half decade you may be among the first to experience regenerative stem cell therapy, a repair system ... Continue Reading →
Human eye cataract

Stem Cell Regeneration Breakthrough for Babies Born with Cataracts

March 11, 2016 – University of California-San Diego, Sun Yat-sen University and Sichuan University (the latter two in China) have pioneered treatment to repair the eye sight of ... Continue Reading →
Rubius Therapeutics red blood cells

Genetically Modified Red Blood Cells Are Being Used to Treat Disease

December 10, 2015 – An 18-month-old company is developing drugs for tough diseases. The company is Rubius Therapeutics. Its trademarked treatment is Red-Cell Therapeutics. What ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going – Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

November 9, 2015 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare. He describes the reasons for ... Continue Reading →
Salk Institute rsPSCs

New Stem Cell Type Discovered with Implications for Growing Human Organs

October 18, 2015 – Earlier this year I read about a new pluripotent stem cell discovered by a developmental biologist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. The cell type ... Continue Reading →
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Cicadas and Lifespans – Reflections on a Morning Walk

August 23, 2015 – I’m listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed ... Continue Reading →
Stem cells and aging

Peter Diamandis Wants You to Bank Your Stem Cells

July 28, 2015 – If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I’m even contemplating ... Continue Reading →