Stem Cells: One Step Back, Two Forward

Stem Cells: One Step Back, Two Forward

Science journals are very rarely retracted, but two recent publications regarding stem cells have joined the ranks of retracted journals. The studies in question were posted by Science in January, but had to be retracted this week due to external researchers not being able to recreate the outcome of the experiment. However, despite the negative press generated from taking […]

New Mechanical Device May Ship Living Stem Cells on Aircraft

New Mechanical Device May Ship Living Stem Cells on Aircraft

A new mechanical device may allow scientists to ship living stem cells on aircraft. The credit for the new invention goes to a team of engineering students from the University of California’s Jacobs School of Engineering. Dr Noelia Kunzevitzky and Dr Jeffrey Goldberg sponsored this project. There are two major problems that the biomedical research […]

Stem Cells: Baby Cord Blood Is Excellent Source

Stem Cells: Baby Cord Blood Is Excellent Source

Baby umbilical cord blood is an excellent source for stem cells and the majority of birthing parents allow their umbilical and placental cord blood to be disposed of. The reason for this, most often, is an ignorance of available options, or the lack of funds for family bank storage. Regardless, there are a plethora of resources available […]