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MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of Biocentrism

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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“The Universe in Your Head”

“Stem cell pioneer Robert Lanza generates controversy on a whole different plane with ‘Biocentrism,’ a book that lays out his theory of everything.” Alan Boyle, MSNBC’s Science Editor

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“Free Online Abridgment”

“Exclusive online abridgement ‘Biocentrism’: How life creates the universe. Authors say cosmology misses the big picture unless it includes biology.”

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NEWSWEEK: Still No Truce in the Stem-Cell Wars

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

by Sharon Begley
Embryonic” and “senescent” aren’t supposed to go together any more than “good” and “grief” or other oxymorons, which is why biologist Robert Lanza was “devastated” when he saw what was happening with the human stem cells he and colleagues were trying to grow. Like hundreds of other stem-cell scientists, they had been intrigued [...]

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TIME: Researchers Hail Stem Cells Safe for Human Use

Friday, June 19th, 2009

By Alice Park
Stem-cell science is a fast-moving field. Just three years since a Japanese researcher first reprogrammed ordinary skin cells into stem cells without the use of embryos, scientists at a Massachusetts biotech company have repeated the feat, only this time with a new method that creates the first stem cells safe enough for [...]

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Biological Properties and Enucleation of Red Blood Cells From Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

By Shi-Jiang Lu, Qiang Feng, Jennifer Park, Loyda Vida, Bao-Shiang Lee, Michael Strausbauch, Peter Wettstein, George Honig, Robert Lanza

Human erythropoiesis is a complex multistep process that involves the differentiation of early erythroid progenitors to mature erythrocytes. Here we show that it is feasible to differentiate and mature human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into functional [...]

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DISCOVER Interview: Robert Lanza

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

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Growing new body parts, reversing paralysis, stretching the limits of the human life span: This trailblazing stem cell researcher believes it is all within our reach.

Discover Magazine

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Efficient Differentiation of Functional Hepatocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

By: Sadhana Agarwal, Katherine L. Holton, Robert Lanza
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to specific functional cell types can be achieved using methods that mimic in vivo embryonic developmental programs. Current protocols for generating hepatocytes from hESCs are hampered by inefficient differentiation procedures that lead to low yields and large cellular heterogeneity. We [...]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Generated Without Destruction

Friday, January 11th, 2008

By Young Chung, Irina Klimanskaya, Sandy Becker, Tong Li, Marc Maserati, Shi-Jiang Lu, Tamara Zdravkovic, Dusko Ilic, Olga Genbacev, Susan Fisher, Ana Krtolica, and Robert Lanza
To date, the derivation of all human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines has involved destruction of embryos. We previously demonstrated that hESCs can be generated from single blastomeres (Klimanskaya [...]

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Generation of functional hemangioblasts from human embryonic stem cells

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Recent evidence suggests the existence of progenitor cells in adult tissues that are capable of differentiating into vascular structures as well as into all hematopoietic cell lineages. Here we describe an efficient and reproducible method for generating large numbers of these bipotential progenitors—known as hemangioblasts—from human embryonic stem (hES) cells using an in vitro differentiation system.

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All-Encompassing Explanation of Nature Puts Biology Into the Equation

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Source: TheNewAmericanScholar.org

Vice-President of Research & Scientific Development, Robert Lanza, M.D.’s, provocative new theory that time and space do not exist as physical realities independent of humans (and animals) has been published in a feature article “A New Theory of the Universe” in the Spring issue of “The American Scholar”, one of the nation’s leading literary and intellectual publications.

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Book Review: Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Bruce A Fenderson, Ph.D. (Thomas Jefferson University)

This beautiful hardcover book provides a concise and complete introduction to the theory and practice of stem cell research. It includes 69 definitive chapters on topics ranging from “molecular bases of pluripotency” and “nuclear cloning and epigenetic reprogramming” to “ethics of human stem cell research.” The primary focus is on cellular and developmental biology.

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N.E.J.M. Book Review: Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

By: Gosta Gahrton, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 29, 2006

After Ernest A. MCCulloch and James E. Till received the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in Basic Research in 2005, they wrote a commentary in Nature Medicine. In it, they asked themselves, “Why now?” After all, their papers on the colony-assay model of cells from the mouse spleen — which described for the first time the hematopoietic stem cell of the bone marrow as a cell that is capable of both self-renewal and differentiation — are more than 40 years old. This book seems to have the answers.

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Book Review: Handbook of Stem Cells, Volumes 1 and 2

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Steve Goldman (University of Rochester Medical Center)

The definition of a stem cell — like that of beauty — lies in the eyes of the beholder. Do stem cells strictly refer to embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells — the pluripotent and self-renewing derivatives of blastocysts and embryonic gonads? Or should we include the multipotent but tissue-specified precursors of fetal organogenesis?

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The Stem Cell Challenge

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

Source: Scientific American June 2004 issue

Stem cells raise the prospect of regenerating failing body parts and curing diseases that have so far defied drug-based treatment. Patients are buoyed by reports of the cells’ near-miraculous properties, but many of the most publicized scientific studies have subsequently been refuted, and other data have been distorted in debates over the propriety of deriving some of these cells from human embryos.

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Robert Lanza takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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"Before I did the #icebucketchallenge, I challenged the leader of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), Dr. Bob Lanza, to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did it and leading up to it he provided a quite articulate message for context (see video). Bob is one very cool guy even without ice water."
Paul Knoepfler

Entire Company takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click Here to See Video.