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Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

Scientists grow mini human brains from stem cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism.<p>A cross-section of an entire organoid showing development …

The heart's own stem cells play their part in regeneration

Up until a few years ago, the common school of thought held that the mammalian heart had very little regenerative capacity. However, scientists now …

Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

What is it with stem cell research? Despite solid science from many corners, the scandals never seem to stop. In this case, after a lofty international announcement in January, it only took about two months for the other shoe to drop.<p>A scientific committee in Japan said Tuesday that the lead author …

Milestone Stem-Cell Paper Shows Signs Of Cheating, But The Cells Could Still Be Real

Real cheating, no jokes<p>Some of the data in a milestone stem-cell paper were faked, an investigation found today. Yet the stem cells the team claimed to have made could still be real. It's up to outside scientists to prove they are or aren't.<p>In two <i>Nature</i> papers, a Japanese team claimed to have …

Stem Cells

The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind

The Hidden Pattern presents a novel philosophy of mind, intended to form a coherent conceptual framework within which it is possible to understand …

Artificial Intelligence

What Jobs Will Be Left When The Robots Take Over?

It is a sobering thought that in ten years, around 65% of the jobs that people will be doing have not even been thought of yet, according to the US …

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …