Posts Tagged ‘stem cell research’

Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Scientists are using human stem cells to create a structure that mimics a pre-embryo and can serve as a research alternative to a real one. They say these “blastoids” provide an efficient, ethical way to study human development and pursue biomedical discoveries in fertility and contraception. The latest effort was detailed Thursday in the journal Read more

A Nobel Prize for ethics?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Two stem cell researchers have shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2012, an elderly Briton, Sir John B. Gurdon, and a younger Japanese, Shinya Yamanaka. By a serendipitous coincidence, Sir John made his discovery in 1962 — the year of Yamanaka’s birth. Fifty years of stem cell research have brought cures for intractable diseases Read more