Leonard Zon

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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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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