Research Controversy Intensifies
The Boston Globe reports that renowned stem cell scientist George Daley is now working directly with the RIKEN Center to try to recreate the results of their research as described in previous articles below.
As reported via the Wall Street Journal, Japanese scientists have released further details about the process said to create totipotent stem cells from adult cells. Read the newly released information from the RIKEN Center's website here.
The journal Nature is questioning the validity of research that led to a paper published last month (described below). The RIKEN Center is investigating the research claims.
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, report a new way to make totipotent (single cells able to divide and produce all of the differentiated cells in the body) stem cells in Nature. New Scientist reports that this new method of making totipotent stem cells has already been tested in human cells. Read The Boston Globe interview with Charles Vacanti, one of the discoverers of this new process.
Treatments that Make a Difference
Researchers are using stem cell biology to change the practice of medicine for Parkinson's, diabetes, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and more.
Stem Cell Institute Leadership
Learn about the vision for the University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute. Director Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, addressed the faculty, staff, and students of the SCI in January 2013.
Rare Disease Day, February 28, 2014
Anne Simonsen from the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation speaks at the Rare Disease Day meeting held at the University.
Easels showing (r to l), the Governor's proclamation of Rare Disease Day, and information on co-sponsors the Center for Orphan Drug Research and the Stem Cell Institute.
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