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Biologists use DNA-cutting method to label cells with distinctive “barcodes” they can track

Source: Genome editor CRISPR helps trace growth of embryos—and maybe cancer next | Science | AAAS

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Researchers describe artifacts that could have misled authors and prompted sensational reprogramming claims

Source: Sleuthing sheds light on STAP cell fiasco | Science/AAAS | News

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Source: Terry Fox Run

Source: A mechanism for the segregation of age in mammalian neural stem cells

The first images of motor proteins in action have been released by scientists. These proteins are vital to complex life, forming the transport infrastructure that allows different parts of cells to specialize in particular functions. Until now, the way they move has never been directly observed.

Source: Swinging on ‘monkey bars’: Motor proteins caught in the act — ScienceDaily

Federal officials in the U.S. need to do more to prevent for-profit stem cell clinics from exploiting and potentially injuring patients, according to an article published in a leading medical journal.

Source: Unproven stem cell procedures need more oversight, experts say – Health – CBC News

Controversial new study suggests human-to-human transmission may have resulted from rare medical procedure

Source: Is the Alzheimer’s protein contagious? | Science/AAAS | News

Patricia Sancho et al. MYC/PGC-1α Balance Determines the Metabolic Phenotype and Plasticity of Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells. Cell Metabolism, September 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.08.015

Source: Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be ‘suffocated’ by an anti-diabetic drug — ScienceDaily

Source: Bone Healing Stem Cell – News & Events – Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Institute – Stanford Medicine

Not just any old stem cells!

Source: How Competitive Should Science Be? | ASCB

“…stimulating academic science, or squelching the creativity necessary for innovation?” You decide!