Thursday, February 22, 2007

This just in - Stem Cell Problems at BigU

As mentioned earlier in the PT, stem cell research is a hot topic and is done at The Stem Cell Institute at BigU - see label "stem cells" at left for earlier post.

An article appeared in the New Scientist recently (February 15) that indicated trouble in River City. This was pointed out to me by a colleague but I have not gotten a chance to report on it in detail. The newshounds at the Strib have beaten me to the punch and their article has just appeared:

Stem Cell Study Was Flawed, U Panel Finds

The research, on stem cells from adult mice, was hailed as a breakthrough in 2002, but some data came under scrutiny.

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