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Breaking News: Growing Concerns Over STAP Cell Sources

March 27, 2014 10:25 am | by Cynthia Fox | Blogs | Comments

Cloning pioneer Teru Wakayama found two STAP stem cell batches made for recent Nature STAP papers were apparently not derived from a 129 mouse strain, as he was told, but F1 and B6 strains. While the erroneous data, which appeared in one of the papers, does not affect the works' main thrust, it is spurring calls for reviews of other STAP stem cell sources.

Lab-treated Tissues Allow Infertile Woman to Give Birth

September 30, 2013 3:26 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted...

Youngest Patient Ever Gets Lab-made Windpipe

April 30, 2013 3:41 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the...

High Cesium Level Found in Fish by Fukushima Plant

March 17, 2013 3:03 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a...

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‘Zombie Worm’ Development Unveiled

March 13, 2013 9:40 am | News | Comments

How do bone-eating worms reproduce? A new study sheds light on this question through a detailed observation of the postembryonic development and sexual maturation of Osedax worms, also known as “zombie worms.”

New Technology Allows Scientists to Capture and Preserve Cancer Cells Circulating in the Bloodstream

December 17, 2012 9:27 am | by RIKEN Advanced Science Institute | News | Comments

Scientists report a new nanoscale Velcro-like device that captures and releases tumor cells that have broken away from primary tumors and are circulating in the bloodstream. This new nanotechnology could be used for cancer diagnosis and give insight into the mechanisms of how cancer spreads throughout the body.

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