New research suggests women can make sperm, and men can make eggs

What started as an investigation into developmental mouse biology has become a lot more than that. Biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi discovered a way to turn mouse skin cells into sperm and egg cells — and actually used these modified cells to create a living baby mouse. The question is, can it work in humans? » 8/21/13 9:59pm 8/21/13 9:59pm

Adorable 2-Year-Old Girl Gets a Stem Cell Windpipe

Three cheers for science! Woo, scientists and stem cells! Two-year-old Hannah Warren was born in South Korea without a windpipe. Facing immense health issues, she wasn't expected to live much longer because of her condition. But thanks to the miracle of science and group of badass surgeons and pediatricians, Hannah… » 4/30/13 6:20pm 4/30/13 6:20pm

Scientists Make Mice Eggs Out of Stem Cells; Could Someday Make Babies…

Scientists in Japan have produced a litter of healthy baby mice from eggs created entirely in a laboratory. The same team reportedly fabricated mouse sperm a year ago, but they say that that was no big. It's the fragile, fickle lady eggs that are the real challenge. And now they've done it! From scratch! Woooooooo! » 10/05/12 4:45pm 10/05/12 4:45pm

European Court Bans Patenting Many Types of Stem Cell Research; Science…

Europe's highest court ruled today that it's not legal for companies to patent any sort of research method that requires the destruction of human embryos. Christian groups are super psyched about this because God says cellbabies are exactly the same as grown up humans with faces and feelings. Scientists are upset… » 10/18/11 7:15pm 10/18/11 7:15pm

Scientists Make Stem Cells From Human Eggs

In a step forward in stem cell research, scientists have created the cells by combining a human egg with skin-cell DNA. However, this doesn't eliminate the need for more controversial embryonic stem cell research. » 10/06/11 9:30am 10/06/11 9:30am

Stem Cells Used To Create Sperm

Japanese scientists say they've taken a "hugely exciting" step forward in the treatment of male infertility. After implanting sperm cells made from embryonic stem cells into infertile mice, the animals were able to father healthy offspring. The researchers hope to someday create sperm from the skin cells of infertile… » 8/05/11 10:35am 8/05/11 10:35am

Coming Soon: Bigger Boobs Made From Your Liposuctioned Fat

Would you trade hip, butt or belly fat for somewhat larger breasts—if safe and "natural" feeling? The discovery of stem cells in fat tissue could make this more than hypothetical, and implications go beyond the beauty myth. » 10/21/10 11:12am 10/21/10 11:12am

28 Days: Special Tampon Can Save Humanity

In February, at a panel about "embarrassing" products and women, someone mentioned that menstrual blood is rich with stem cells. Comedian Sarah Haskins quipped, "one day we'll all be living on period farms." Good news: That day is almost here. » 5/18/10 6:40pm 5/18/10 6:40pm

Breast Intentions

Doctors are hopeful that new stem cell technology will allow women to regrow breasts within the next three years. The technique - which involves injecting fat tissue into a biodegradable chamber - has already proved successful in pigs. [Telegraph] » 11/12/09 6:20pm 11/12/09 6:20pm

Scientists Make Sperm From Stem Cells, Media Fears "Petri Dish" Babies

Scientists say they've created the first human sperm from stem cells, but, as several news outlets hasten to reassure us, that doesn't mean we'll soon be "producing human life in a dish." » 7/08/09 9:30am 7/08/09 9:30am

New Rules Will Make Stem Cell Research Easier

In a repeal of Bush-era limitations, federal funding can now be used on any existing embryonic stem cell line, as long as the initial embryo was created for IVF and freely given by a well-informed donor. [Washington Post] » 7/07/09 10:40am 7/07/09 10:40am

Nixon: Interracial Pregnancy Grounds For Abortion • Tattooed Teen…

Richard Nixon apparently thought interracial pregnancy was grounds for abortion. On a newly released tape, he reportedly says, "There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white." • » 6/23/09 5:00pm 6/23/09 5:00pm

Abandoned Embryos And The Complexities Of Reproductive Technology

What do you do with 2,000 abandoned embryos? Dr. Robert Anderson's answer to this question highlights how the simple combination of sperm and egg has become complicated in the age of reproductive technology. » 6/22/09 7:00pm 6/22/09 7:00pm

Uteri To The Rescue

University of São Paulo scientists used stem cells harvested from fallopian tubes discarded after hysterectomies or sterilizations to create a variety of other tissue lines. They hope someday to be able to create fallopian tubes to potentially treat infertility. [BBC] » 6/18/09 11:20am 6/18/09 11:20am

Research Suggests Women May Produce Eggs As Adults

Scientists have found evidence that adult women have stem cells in their ovaries that let them generate more eggs, challenging the long-standing belief that women are born with a fixed number of ova. » 4/13/09 12:30pm 4/13/09 12:30pm

Japanese Penis Festival Celebrates Fertility • "Chia Obama" Deemed…

• Yesterday, thousands gathered to celebrate the Steel Phallus festival in Kawasaki, Japan. The fertility festival traditionally falls on the first Sunday in April, and centers around a penis-venerating shrine. Sounds fun! • » 4/06/09 5:40pm 4/06/09 5:40pm

Recovering Otter Cuddles Teddy Bear • Russian Baby Born With Two Penises

This poor otter was near death when Camilla Ravenshear found him wandering alone on the road. He is now feeling much better, and is now taking comfort in his new teddy bear friend. • » 3/11/09 5:40pm 3/11/09 5:40pm

Most infertility patients support using leftover embryos for stem cell research and are in favor of selling the embryos to other couples, according to a recent survey of 1,350 infertility patients at a university fertility center in Illinois. It was estimated in 2002 that nearly 400,000 embryos are in storage at U.S.… » 9/29/08 6:10pm 9/29/08 6:10pm
Periods are awesome! A new study » 8/19/08 9:40am 8/19/08 9:40am has found that circulation-blocked mice, when injected with cells obtained from menstrual blood (called endometrial regenerative cells) their circulation and functionality were restored. This means that people suffering from critical limb ischemia, as advanced form of peripheal artery…

Rabbit Comes To The Rescue • Girls Are Great At Math

• An Australian rabbit named "Rabbit" totally saved his family » 7/24/08 5:30pm 7/24/08 5:30pm from a fire. (That's not him at left.) There's about this kind of thing. • Help from your daughter-in-law makes you less depressed, if you're ; help from your son, apparently not so much. • Girls as boys throughout primary and secondary school. Raise…