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
A Geneva lab headed by Anis Feki and Maris Jaconi tries to isolate embryonic stem cells using a new procedure that avoids exposure of the cells to animal components, which carry the risk of infections.
$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
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
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?
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
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