Stem cells and diabetes are old friends, and if you’ve spent any time reading about diabetes, you probably have at least a vague sense that stem cells are important for a cure for diabetes. As a diabetic, then, I was … Read more
The National Institute of Health (NIH) announced the approval of the first 13 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines for use in NIH-funded research under the NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research adopted in July 2009.
Children’s Hospital Boston developed 11 of the approved lines and Rockefeller University in New York City developed two of the approved lines…. Read more
I just turned on my computer to work on a different project (see 101 Places Not To See Before You Die) and got an update from JDRF that I needed to share. According to this press release, NIH just released new guidelines … Read more
Novocell, a San Diego-based stem cell engineering company, just announced that it’s going to partner up with Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University to work on stem cell treatments for type 1. Why is this exciting? First, anything with … Read more