Evan Snyder

Feb. 14, 2014

Stem Cell Research Update

Researchers in a recent study report creating stem cells in 30 minutes through an acid bath.

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Dec. 21, 2012

Stem Cells Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease, In Mice

Stem cell implants slowed the onset of symptoms -- and scientists say human trials aren't far behind.

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Mar. 13, 2009

AAAS President Peter Agre

Ira talks with Peter Agre, a Nobel laureate and the incoming president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, about the intersection of science and public policy.

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