Latest Irving Weissman Stories

2012-03-27 08:38:49

Human tumors transplanted into laboratory mice disappeared or shrank when scientists treated the animals with a single antibody.

2011-11-30 14:36:54

Human stem cells aren't immune to the aging process.

2011-08-15 12:19:46

Like fine chefs, scientists are seemingly approaching a day when they will be able to make nearly any type of tissue from human embryonic stem cells.

2010-07-02 19:26:45

Leading stem cell researchers from institutions around the world are issuing warnings about unproven stem cell therapies being marketed on the Internet and have launched a website to educate and protect patients seeking such treatments.

2010-06-17 14:38:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), which has supported more than 23 outstanding young stem cell scientists through its Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, today announced a significant expansion of its efforts to cultivate the next generation of stem cell scientists by providing $24.5 million in funding to 17 Investigators to launch their own laboratories, train other scientists, and foster innovative high-risk/high-reward research to explore the...

2010-02-22 10:55:00

A top US scientist is making accusations that clinics that offer to “bank” stem cells from the umbilical cords of newborns for use later in life in the event of illness are frauds.

2009-08-03 19:20:29

Researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine have identified the first human bladder cancer stem cell and revealed how it works to escape the body's natural defenses.

2009-07-23 11:46:37

Human leukemia stem cells escape detection by co-opting a protective molecular badge used by normal blood stem cells to migrate safely within the body, according to a pair of studies by researchers at Stanford University Medical School.

2009-07-23 11:42:35

Two new studies reveal a way to increase the body's appetite for gobbling up the cancer stem cells responsible for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a form of cancer with a particularly poor survival rate.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.