Tag Archives: stem cells

Karl Popper:
“A theory in the empirical sciences can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments”

Science is based on evidence not opinion

Not long ago, a new technology that could revolutionise stem cells-based therapies was in the news. The reporting may have escaped many but the media was not to blame; this …

Image from The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XIII send in the clones

Human cloning by nuclear transfer confirmed

Last year a paper came out from Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s lab at Oregon University claiming that they had been able to clone human embryos by nuclear transfer (the same method used to …

Colony of reprogramed human cells growing on top of a feeder layer of mouse embryonic fibroblast.

A disruptive new method for generating pluripotent stem cells

  People rushing to start new experiments. I think it is fair to say that I have never seen such a level of excitement in a scientific department as I …

Homo Frankenthalensis ready to take revenge on the world (Modified fron Neandethal museum)

Can scientists clone a Neanderthal?

Is it possible to clone a Neanderthal? In theory, maybe. Last year the scientific community was outraged when the Daily Mail published an article claiming that George Church, from Harvard, …

In the 2005 film “The Island” Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson played two human clones that were produced as a source of spare organs for their very reach originals.

Cloning, the Nobel Prize and the philosopher’s stone

I was a wide-eyed science student when I witnessed a prime-time TV debate between two scientists; the Oxford-styled atheist (not the famous one) vs. the Catholic. They had been my …

Figure 1: Types of stem cells, their origin, and kinds of cells they can generate.

Italy’s health minister authorises unproven stem cell treatments for children

Last March, Italy’s health minister authorised the use of unproven “stem cell therapy” for “compassionate” treatment of terminally ill patients. Italy will not only allow the unproved treatments to proceed …

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