Stunning discovery creates ethical stem cells
| 31 January 2014 | FEATURES |
Immersing cells in acid creates pluripotent stem cells? Who could believe that? But it could be the future.
Why the UK should reject three-parent embryos
British stem cell scientists have scored a big win by securing government approval for a scheme to avoid rare diseases. This will do far more harm than good.
Not with a bang, but a whimper
| 31 May 2013 | FEATURES |
After more than a decade of research on embryonic stem cells, scientists are quietly moving on to greener pastures.
Will pigs usher in the next medical revolution?
| 14 December 2011 | FEATURES |
Transplanting organs from pigs could be the answer to the shortage of organs for desperately ill patients.
Non, je ne regrette rien
| 24 November 2011 | FEATURES |
It is now all but certain that human embryonic stem cells will not deliver cures to dread diseases. Apologies, anyone?
A setback for embryonic stem cell research
| 21 October 2011 | FEATURES |
A milestone case in the European Court of Justice may signal a new direction in campaigns against human embryo research.
Stem cell spin
| 30 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Sometimes, the best scientific argument over a controversial bioethical issue is just dry and uninteresting to anyone but the science and medical comunity.
Most medical research is wrong? Are you kidding?
| 22 November 2010 | FEATURES |
No. In fact, the leading figure in medical statistics says plainly, “most claimed research findings are false”.
Landmark stem cell trial begins
A US company has announced that it has begun a clinical trial with embryonic stem cells in the hope of curing spinal cord injuries. Ho hum.
Stem cell tears
have to look for other jobs now that federal funding for human embryo
the US may dry up?
Upsetting the stem cell applecart
| 26 August 2010 | FEATURES |
Have two US presidents and a raft of agencies been misinterpreting a federal law for nearly ten years? A judge says Yes.
Consternation in Barad-dûr
| 04 April 2008 | FEATURES |
An ethical development could make embryonic stem cell research obsolete and derail plans for California's $3 billion institute.
Harvard’s stem cell misstep
| 29 June 2006 | FEATURES |
Harvard University has given the cause of therapeutic cloning the backing of its immense prestige. A stem cell scientist tells MercatorNet that this is based on inflated hopes and bad science.
To clone or not to clone
| 07 December 2005 | FEATURES |
Whether or not embryos should be cloned and then destroyed for their stem cells has been one of the hottest issues in science this year. James Sherley, a professor at MIT, says that the use of cells from cloned embryos is scientifically and ethically dubious.
Cloning pioneer hits the wall
| 30 November 2005 | FEATURES |
A Korean national hero has confessed that he told lies about his
research about cloning human embryos. Will his colleagues 'fess up, too?
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