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Nov. 18, 2011

Geron To End Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Geron says it will end its research into treating spinal cord injuries using embryonic stem cells.

stem cells, biotechnology, business, clinical trials, spinal cord injury

Feb. 04, 2011

Quicker Recipe For Turning Skin Cells Into Heart Cells

Researchers say they have turned mouse skin cells directly into beating heart cells.

skin cells, heart, cardio, stem cells

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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