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The skinny on stem cells and weight loss

by Paul Krzyzanowski Many people have a few pounds they’d like to get rid of and over the years numerous diets and supplements have hit the market to help those with little time or inclination to develop their own weight management plan. One of the more controversial...

The quest for eternal youth: Atwood v. Smith

by David Kent A prize-winning author sits down in an Edinburgh pub across from a world famous stem cell biologist. Together they begin to ponder mankind’s desire for eternal youth. Though it may sound like the first lines of a joke, it is the opening scene of a...

A researcher’s guide to stem cell ethics

While ethical considerations can sometimes appear to take a back seat to lab results within the world of research, they are an integral part of any successful project -– or project proposal. Stem cell research is no exception –- in fact, given the vibrant and, at...

Lasting memories of a pancreatic beta cell

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have great memories. They can remember whether they started out as a skin fibroblast, a blood cell or a pancreatic beta cell. Following reprogramming, iPSCs retain epigenetic (DNA packaging) signatures typical of their somatic...