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CONTENTS Issue #715
Seeing in 3D
Event Review: Patients Have the Right for an Anonymous Donor
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Seeing in 3D
29 July 2013 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
We've all heard the stories about Archimedes taking a bath, Newton sitting under an apple tree - about moments when the secrets of nature suddenly revealed themselves to humankind. Well, stem cell science and regenerative medicine are nothing like that!... [Read More]
Lab-made retina cells functional in mice
29 July 2013 - by Dr Greg Ball
Light-sensitive cells found in the retina have been grown from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and successfully transplanted into the eyes of visually impaired mice, restoring some vision... [Read More]
Study finds no evidence for 'ethical' embryonic-like stem cells in adult mice
29 July 2013 - by Dr Daniel Grimes
A paper in the journal Stem Cell Reports has reignited debate among a section of the stem cell research community. The study calls into question the existence of a type of cell that, if validated, would have great potential for use in regenerative medicine... [Read More]
Fertility after cancer: separate studies give cause for concern, optimism
29 July 2013 - by Dr James Heather
Despite treatment for childhood cancer causing an increased risk of infertility, most women still manage to conceive, research has shown... [Read More]
Researchers sniff out allergy genetic pathway
29 July 2013 - by David O'Rourke
Mutations in a single genetic pathway known to be disrupted in those with connective tissue disorders have been shown to be a major factor causing allergies in humans... [Read More]
Stem cell firm ReNeuron sets up in Wales after £13m government investment
29 July 2013 - by Lanay Tierney
UK biotech company ReNeuron is to relocate to Wales after securing £7.8m in grants and £5m equity investment from the Welsh government... [Read More]
Indian surrogate mothers underpaid, unprotected in an unregulated industry
29 July 2013 - by Ari Haque
Indian surrogate mothers are frequently underpaid and insufficiently cared for, a report from an Indian charity claims. The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi says there is little protection for surrogates in a growing industry without an adequate legal framework... [Read More]
'Female chromosome' might make a man a man
29 July 2013 - by Clara Salice
The 'female' X chromosome has been shown to contain several genes that may be involved in sperm production... [Read More]
Event Review: Patients Have the Right for an Anonymous Donor
29 July 2013 - by Sarah Norcross
Given that the Progress Educational Trust (PET) has just completed a project on gamete donation I was more than intrigued about this debate, but was left disappointed... [Read More]

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