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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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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