Human Egg Market: the naked truth

Deep story by Kerry Howley, associate editor of Reason Magazine, aka “Donor #15” who sold 12 ova to a pair of strangers for $10,000. From the story: By the mid-1980s, babies were being born via donated eggs that were fertilized outside the womb and later implanted in women incapable of producing viable ova. If you… Continue reading Human Egg Market: the naked truth

$16Million Israeli fund for anti leukemia treatment StemEx

$16-million round of financing goes for Gamida Cell to bring StemEx, a treatment for leukemia and lymphoma to the market. From Red Herring: The funds will be used to expand the Israeli stem cell startup’s pipeline and bring products to market. …The company reported extremely favorable clinical results from phase I and II studies of… Continue reading $16Million Israeli fund for anti leukemia treatment StemEx

American epigenetics expert in Mprize competition for Methuselah mice

From Market Wire: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Biochemist Dr. Craig Cooney today announced that he is entering the competition to win the Methuselah Mouse Prize (Mprize). Cooney is a epigenetics expert, which is the selective silencing of gene activity along specific segments of a DNA strand mainly through the methylation of the nucleotides.… Continue reading American epigenetics expert in Mprize competition for Methuselah mice

Rumors on Amatokin: a skin stem cell wrinkle cream?

Is Amatokin the first product to harness the potential of your own stem cells to reduce serious wrinkles? From Businesswire: This “super-secret” wrinkle cream, called Amatokin, is not really a cream at all, but a “highly efficient ‘barrier-neutral’ emulsion” containing a unique polypeptide compound (known in official circles as polypeptide #153). This meta-peptide was developed… Continue reading Rumors on Amatokin: a skin stem cell wrinkle cream?

Tony Blair: if America does not want stem-cell research – we do

From BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair’s last speech as Labour leader at the party’s annual conference: How to be the world’s number one place of choice for bio-science – if America does not want stem-cell research – we do. …The Google generation has moved beyond the idea of 9 to 5, closed on weekends and… Continue reading Tony Blair: if America does not want stem-cell research – we do