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Cartilage tissue engineering

In the body, cartilage has minimal potential to heal itself once damaged, as the tissue is not naturally exposed to a blood supply, and is then prevented from benefiting from the body’s immune response and wound healing capabilities. By using a tissue engineering...

Induced publication of stem cells?

Earlier this month, the New Scientist shook up the stem cell community, putting forth the idea that publication speed, frequency, and journal quality might be skewed by where you’re from and who you know rather than the quality of your data. The article, entitled...

NAS guidelines revised; more turmoil at AHRC

NAS revises stem cell guidelines: The US National Academy of Sciences recently released amendments to its influential and widely adopted voluntary Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. This is the third set of amendments since the guidelines were first...