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  • From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope

    DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a …


  • Stem cell treatment ‘worth it,’ but no cure for Cat Davis

    Seven months after undergoing a stem cell transplant, Cat Davis sports a short new haircut and a big grin. The hairstyle was necessary when all her hair fell out during …


  • Scientists serve up lab-made burger from cow cells

    For a hamburger that cost more than $300,000, you might expect fries and a shake too. But this is no ordinary burger. At a public tasting in London on Monday, …


  • Stem cell therapies remain question mark

    CHICAGO – Until recently, I didn’t know that I could use stem cells to help heal my bum shoulder. Perhaps that’s because I don’t use said shoulder for hurling baseballs …


  • EV teacher receives Spokane’s 100th transplant

    Whether it was the balloons or the lively rendition of “Happy Birthday,” it was impossible to miss the party room on the seventh floor of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center …


  • Stem cell institute shifts focus to clinical trials

    LOS ANGELES – Dr. Karen Aboody estimates that she has cured several hundred mice of a cancer of the central nervous system called neuroblastoma. First she injected them with specialized …


  • Stem cell transplant offers hope

    Rami Amaro is betting on an experimental stem cell transplant treatment to fight off multiple sclerosis. It’s a risky – and expensive – procedure that the Hayden woman hopes will …


  • Stem cell scientists creating human sperm

    LONDON – British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time, an accomplishment they say may someday help infertile men father children. …


  • New guidelines expand stem cell use

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of embryonic stem cell lines, whose use in the United States had effectively been curtailed by the Bush administration, can be used to study disorders and develop …


  • Kathleen Parker: Stem cell alternatives exist

    As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made “on facts, not ideology.” This …


  • Obama conveys faith in science

    WASHINGTON – From tiny embryonic cells to the large-scale physics of global warming, President Barack Obama urged researchers Monday to follow science and not ideology as he abolished contentious Bush-era …


  • Fetal stem cells triggered boy’s tumors, report says

    WASHINGTON – A family desperate to save a child from a lethal brain disease sought highly experimental injections of fetal stem cells – injections that triggered tumors in the boy’s …


  • U.S. approves first study to test safety of stem cell treatment

    NEW YORK – A U.S. biotech company says it plans to start this summer the world’s first study of a treatment based on human embryonic stem cells – a long-awaited …


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