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50 Shades of Potency: The Elusive Def...

A century ago, we didn’t even know they existed. Now we know their function is essential to nearly every regenerative process in our body, and for creating life itself. But despite decades of research on these ubiquitous cells, it is still worth exploring the question:   What is a stem cell?   In fact, most […]

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Enabl...

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Enabling Orphan Drug Development

The Orphan Drug Act passed in 1983 to facilitate the development of productions for rare diseases and conditions. It enables the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to incentivize companies for the development of drugs that might not be “good” business ventures as they treat rare, or orphan, diseases. The incentives of the program are: 1) […]

Bioprinting iPSCs for Disease Modelin...

Bioprinting iPSCs for Disease Modeling

Can you imagine a future in which doctors can study poisons using a custom-made liver or scientists can test drugs on home-grown brains? While such visions may appear fanciful, a study published a few months ago by Advanced Healthcare Materials may have brought us one step closer. Led by Dr. Jeremy Crook, of the University […]

Laurel Barchas Asks Tough Question on...

The Critical Role of Patient Advocates in Accelerating Stem Cell Cures [Excerpt] When the session was opened up to questions, the atmosphere in the room turned electric. Patients and scientists stood up to tell their stories and asked hard questions. One question came from Laurel Barchas, one of the founders of the Student Society for Stem […]