CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? STEM CELLS RESTORE HEARING IN DEAF GERBILS – WHEN WILL IT WORK ON HUMANS?

Human embryonic stem cells, induced to become auditory neurons (yellow), were implanted into gerbils. Replacing damaged auditory neurons allowed the gerbils to regain most of their hearing. http://singularityhub.com/2012/09/18/can-you-hear-me-now-stem-cells-restore-hearing-in-deaf-gerbils-when-will-it-work-on-humans/ Related articles […]

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Findings in Connective Tissue Cells Reported from Seoul National University

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/11/13/findings_in_connective_tissue_cells_reported.htm Related articles Findings in Connective Tissue Cells Reported from Seoul National University (hispanicbusiness.com) Closer to cryopreservation: New findings could overcome obstacles to freezing human tissues (foxnews.com) Putting the spring […]

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Really? Humans on a chip?

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/23197/20131107/really-humans-on-a-chip Related articles Neuromorphic Chips Could Help Reverse-Engineer The Human Brain (italiaparla.wordpress.com) ‘Biohacker’ implants chip in arm (endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com) Body Modification Goes Techno: Biohacker Sews Computer Chip Into His Arm (americanlivewire.com)

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Prizes and Quackery Dominate iPS Cell News

Though many have made unfounded claims about their iPSC achievements, others are making legitimate and commendable progress in the field. [© jscreationzs – Fotolia.com] http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligenceand153/prizes-and-quackery-dominate-ips-cell-news/77899707/ Related articles Stephen Barrett: Defining […]

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Looking to the Future: The Possibility of Cartilage Regeneration

http://arthritis.answers.com/management/looking-to-the-future-the-possibility-of-cartilage-regeneration Related articles Steady and Incremental Progress in Controlling Cells (fightaging.org) Clear-Cut Organ Regeneration News Advice Around The Usa (sheriffjcso.org) Regenerative Medicines: Bone and Joint Applications (prweb.com) Understanding Arthritis: What […]

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An Insider’s Antidote for Dangerous Stem Cell Hype

http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2013/10/22/insiders-antidote-dangerous-stem-cell-hype/?single_page=true   Related articles UC Davis stem cell researcher warns consumers to beware of unproven or dangerous stem cell treatments (sacbee.com) Researcher Probes Science to Building a “Bio-Artificial” Heart (xconomy.com) […]

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Our Bodies, Our Cells: FDA Regulation of Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies

https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2013/06/02/our-bodies-our-cells-fda-regulation-of-autologous-adult-stem-cell-therapies/ Additional articles: The FDA’s Misguided Regulation of Stem-Cell Procedures: How Administrative Overreach Blocks Medical Innovation http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/lpr_17.htm#.UmX8LjK9KSM Former FDA Official Slams Regulation of Stem Cells as Exceeding Agency Authority http://www.raps.org/focus-online/news/news-article-view/article/2063.aspx […]

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FDA Slaps Osiris For Misleading Medical Claims About Stem-Cell Bandage

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12076152/1/fda-slaps-osiris-for-misleading-medical-claims-about-stem-cell-bandage.html Related articles Why Osiris Therapeutics Inc. Shares Were Hammered (dailyfinance.com) Osiris Legal Team Responds to False and Misleading Story by TheStreet.com (markets.financialcontent.com) First government-approved stem cell drug for Crohn’s […]

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