Scientists on Monday will urge the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on rogue clinics across the country that market stem cell treatments for a dizzying array of ailments from autism to paralysis to erectile dysfunction

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But will they work in humans? Scientists have discovered three existing drugs — used for cancer, hepatitis C and for parasitic infections — that they say appear promising against the Zika virus. The experiments were conducted only in lab-grown human cells in petri dishes, but the results were dramatic

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Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs. They have injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras. The embryos are part of research aimed at overcoming the worldwide shortage of transplant organs

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The Dutch team who have grown the world’s first burger in a lab say they hope to have a product on sale in five years. Researchers are to set up a company to look at making the burger tastier and cheaper. The team had a prototype cooked and eaten in London two years ago that cost £215,000 to make

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Where are they now? The stem-cell debate got really heated. But then … it just sort of fizzled out from public view. So whatever happened to stem cells? (w quote from our Alan Regenberg)

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Ample caution is warranted in crafting headlines describing stem cell-based discoveries

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Tweeting Science

April 24, 2014

Our Alan Regenberg takes a closer look at social media in stem cell science & the major role it has played in efforts to validate the controversial new STAP method for reprogramming mouse cells

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What are the prospects and challenges of growing replacement organs in a dish?

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