In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.
The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.
Inquiring Minds: Neoliberalism and the Denial of Global Warming
Published on Aug 9, 2012
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and an internationally renowned historian of science and author. She is a 2012 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large collaborating with UWA researchers in the area of anthropogenic climate change.
She started her career as a geologist working for Western Mining Corporation in South Australia and completed her PhD in geological research and history of science at Stanford University in 1990. Professor Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. She is the author of the hugely popular Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming (2010), co-authored with Erik M. Conway.
Pirate Television: Organizing to End Corporate Rule with Ashley Sanders
Published on Jan 3, 2014
Ashely Sanders is a Move To Amend national speaker.
"Organizing to End Corporate Rule and Get Money Out of Politics"
Pirate Television: Naomi Oreskes - Merchants of Doubt
Published on Apr 16, 2012
Political sectors that do not support the concerns of global warming emphasize scientific uncertainty and insist there is no consensus about global warming. Scientific communities since 1995 have claimed the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human impact on global climate. Doubt mongering that was used in the tobacco industry is now used on environmental issues as a way to make the science on global warming look unsettled. Around 700 billion dollars annually is spent to bailout fossil fuel industries.
A Chinese billionaire is teaming up with the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate to build a solar plant in a dusty corner of Nevada, even as officials accuse China of driving energy companies out of business by dumping cheap components on the American market.
Clean energy investment rose by 9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on surging demand for rooftop solar panels from the U.S. to Japan.
Two weeks ago, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission ratified the first-ever statewide policy for setting a fair and transparent price on solar energy. This week, a coalition of companies that provide leasing contracts for solar to home and business customers declared war on this “valu
What’s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to close its profitable nuclear power plants?