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Scientists To Soon Create Unlimited Supply of Humans In The Lab

Kelley Bergman Prevent Disease The first human eggs grown from human stem cells could be fertilized with human sperm cells later this year, potentially adding one more peg in the ladder toward reproduction sans human interaction. In this case it … Continue reading

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Scientists reprogram cancer cells with low doses of epigenetic drugs

Vanessa Wasta EurekAlert Experimenting with cells in culture, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have breathed possible new life into two drugs once considered too toxic for human cancer treatment. The drugs, azacitidine (AZA) and decitabine (DAC), are … Continue reading

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Could vegetarians eat a ‘test tube’ burger?

Chi Chi Izundu BBC News The world could get its first lab-grown burger this year, with scientists using stem cells to create strips of beef. But could vegetarians eat it? Scientists in the Netherlands hoping to create a more efficient … Continue reading

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Lab-grown meat is first step to artificial hamburger

Pallab Ghosh BBC News Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way … Continue reading

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Is cosmetic surgery “ethically corrupt”?

Michael Cook BioEdge The flames of bioethical controversy crackle loudest in the media when stem cells or euthanasia or abortion are tossed onto the flames. But tempers can flare over cosmetic surgery as well. In the wake of the Poly … Continue reading

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Stem cells help regrow heart tissue in small study

Liz Szabo USA Today Stem cells harvested from a patient’s own heart can be used to help repair muscle damaged during a heart attack, according to a preliminary study published online Monday in The Lancet. While it’s too soon to … Continue reading

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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure

Source: Daily Mail A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers. The statement follows research where mice with leukemia-causing cells who were … Continue reading

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Do you fancy a jelly baby made from human DNA?

Source: The Telegraph We may not have the appetite for human-derived gelatin but it has its health benefits, says Andrew Marszal . Reports last week that researchers could be just six months away from producing the world’s first artificial meat, … Continue reading

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