Reprogramming allows us to turn any cell of the body into a stem cell. Since its discovery in 2006 the technique has become widely used in labs around the world. But the process is inefficient and many questions remain about how reprogramming works. PhD student James O'Malley is studying some of these challenging issues. Here he talks about his latest findings, which were published in the journal Nature on 2 June 2013.
A controversial and unproven stem cell procedure is to be evaluated in a controlled clinical trial, following a vote in the Italian Senate last week.
The Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies had last Monday voted to amend an earlier controversial decree by Italian Senate, which allowed the unproven stem cell method developed by the Stamina Foundation to be used for severely or terminally ill new patients for 18 months.
With our stem cell non-fiction writing competition well underway, writer and competition organiser Barbara Melville shares some top tips for creative non-fiction writing. Keep reading for her advice on how to compose a great entry for our imaginative science writing category. And don't forget, whether it's writing, graphic non-fiction or non-fiction poetry that's your thing, the deadline for submissions in all competition categories is 30th June.