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Judge Rules in Favor of Stem Cell Clinic

(Medpage) – A federal judge has declined to block a California stem cell clinic from continuing to perform what the FDA has called unproven treatments, delivering a potential setback to the agency. U.S. District Court Judge Jesus Bernal ruled in … Read More

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Synthetic Mice Embryos Grow Brains and Hearts, Open Doors for Next-Gen Science

(CNET) – Think of an embryo’s beginnings, and an egg, sperm and womb probably come to mind. Now think again. Using mouse stem cells cultured in a petri dish, scientists in the UK and Israel have successfully created a synthetic … Read More

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First US Patient Receives Autologous Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Dry AMD

(Medical Xpress) – At the National Institutes of Health, a surgical team successfully implanted a patch of tissue made from patient cells with the goal of treating advanced “dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD), also known as geographic atrophy. Dry AMD … Read More

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Synthetic Mouse Embryo with Brain and Beating Heart Grown from Stem Cells

(GEN) – Researchers from the University of Cambridge have harnessed mouse stem cells to create model “synthetic” embryos that comprise a brain, a beating heart, and the foundations of all the other organs of the body. The team, led by … Read More

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The Long, Long Wait for a Diabetes Cure

(New York Times) – That attenuated sense of hope drove Ms. Hepner to spend nearly a decade following the fortunes of ViaCyte, a small San Diego biotech company working to create what would essentially be an artificial pancreas. If successful, … Read More

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Company’s Alzheimer’s Treatment Study Earns a Flag

(Retraction Watch) – A journal has issued an expression of concern for a federally-funded paper on Alzheimer’s disease after a sleuth on PubPeer noted potentially duplicated figures in the article. We shouldn’t forget to mention, as the paper did, that … Read More

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This Startup Wants to Copy You Into an Embryo for Organ Harvesting

(MIT Technology Review) – In a search for novel forms of longevity medicine, a biotech company based in Israel says it intends to create embryo-stage versions of people in order to harvest tissues for use in transplant treatments. The company, … Read More

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