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2012-06-12 13:00:15

The use of stem-cells -- building-block cells that are harvested from embryos or adults -- to treat heart disease could rely on faith as much as it does science, after billions of dollars in research has not produced the results that researchers have been looking for. Questions and concerns on the topic arose during the recent opening of the multi-million-dollar Scottish Center for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) in Edinburgh, chaired by Sir Ian Wilmut, the renowned scientist whose Dolly the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.