Functional blood vessels from hESCs durable for at least 151 days

A really pushing-the-limits paper published by the Scadden lab as a Brief Communication in Nature Biotechnology Advance Online, just like the De Coppi, Atala et al. paper on human amniotic stem cells in January. This time human embryonic stem (hES) cells were differentiated into endothelial cells using a scalable step-by-step two-dimensional method, avoiding the formation… Continue reading Functional blood vessels from hESCs durable for at least 151 days

80 year old Lokey’s $33 million donation for Stanford Stem Cell Labs

Such a Californian story: Lorry I. Lokey, the founder of Business Wire will give a minimum of $33 million to help build a home for Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Lokey says: “The important thing to me is that stem cells might not only extend life, but also improve the quality… Continue reading 80 year old Lokey’s $33 million donation for Stanford Stem Cell Labs

JoVE 2.0 makes science social and pop: video sharing, comments, interviews

You must definitely check the completely redesigned, upgraded JoVE website to see the enhanced present of online science! Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. It was launched in November, 2006 and now due to the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of editor Moshe Pritsker, web developer… Continue reading JoVE 2.0 makes science social and pop: video sharing, comments, interviews

Add stem cells and eat the lab-grown meat!

In 2001 it was just a weird NASA trial, but in 2007 (pig) stem cell-grown meat substitutes minus hormones, antibiotics, and the threat of mad cow disease, plus omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins are within range. Researchers and engineers are fine-tuning the in vitro generation process of designer meats, to make it scalable and cheap.… Continue reading Add stem cells and eat the lab-grown meat!

Unlimited Life Extension Petition to U.S. Congress and President: a good address?

The Coalition to Extend Life launched today an online petition to U.S. Congress and President in order to make the technological possibility of Indefinite Life Extension a national priority and public policy goal of the United States. They ask the power people to create the 4 main conditions that will make it possible. 1. a… Continue reading Unlimited Life Extension Petition to U.S. Congress and President: a good address?

Mac Googlers at Apple Headquarters: from Mountain View to Cupertino

Read this nice and brand conscious weekend off story on Official Google Mac Blog. Scott Knaster, Mac Team Technical Writer at Google organized a trip for a “gang of new Mac fans at Google“ from Mountain View to Apple headquarters, Cupertino. At the Caffe Macs they were eating a Google-like terrific food, but not for… Continue reading Mac Googlers at Apple Headquarters: from Mountain View to Cupertino