Stem Cell

As discussed in topic 11, string theory isn’t complete. There are a vast number of different string theory solutions — literally billions of billions of billions of billions of different possible variants of string theory, depending on the parameters introduced into the theory. So, in order to test string theory, scientists have to figure out […]

WHAT IS A stem cell?

WHAT IS A stem cell? We have a basic working definition, but the way we observe a stem cell function in a dish may not represent how it functions in a living organism. Only this is clear: Stem cells are the engine room of multicelluar organisms for both plants and animals. They live in cave-like […]

Advocacy (Stem Cell)

ADVOCACY FOR STEM cells, in its broadest sense, means people getting together to discuss how the scientific and clinical potential of the cells can be moved forward. Advocates for stem cell research are often associated with an interest in a specific disease for which stem cells may offer some hope. Many of the debates have […]

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Stem Cell)

AASTROM IS A regenerative medicine company developing autologous cell products for the repair or regeneration of multiple human tissues, based on its proprietary tissue repair cell (TRC) technology. Aastrom is a private biotechnology company based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a board of directors composed of individuals with broad experience at both large public […]

Stem Cell Research in Chronology

June 1, 1909: Alexander Maximow presents a lecture at the Hematological Society of Berlin introducing the concept of stem cells as the common ancestors of cellular elements in the blood. 1959: First successful use of stem cell transplants in humans, in three separate studies all involving hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). E. D. Thomas and colleagues […]

Alvarez-Buylla, Arturo (Stem Cell)

A LEADER IN the field of neuroscience and stem cell-neurobiology research, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla has been involved in considerable research into the assembly of brains, brain tumors, and their repair as well as the ontogeny and the phylogeny of behavior. This work has covered not only developmental biology, developmental neuroscience, and neurobiology but also molecular and […]

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

THE Albert EINSTEIN College of Medicine (AECOM) is a graduate school of Yeshiva University. It is a private medical school located in the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus of Yeshiva University in the Morris Park neighborhood of the borough of the Bronx of New York City. AECOM also offers graduate biomedical degrees through the Sue […]

Alabama (Stem Cell)

ALABAMA IS ONE of 26 U.S. states with no legislation pertinent to stem cell research or cloning. Artur Davis, a congressman from Alabama’s 7th district with plans to run for governor or senator in 2010, has a legislative record primarily focused on social and health issues. Though he has largely voted with the Democratic Party […]

American Association for the Advancement of science (Stem Cell)

THE AMERICAN association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world through education, leadership, and advocacy. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books, and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding […]

Arkansas (Stem Cell)

AFTER SCIENTISTS BASED at the University of Wisconsin revealed that they had successfully harvested embryonic stem cells from human embryos, several states rapidly responded with either support or bans on related research. Arkansas is one of the states to ban such research. In 2003, Arkansas, along with North and South Dakota, completely banned all forms […]