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Stem Cells

  1. bad science
    3 Women Lost Their Eyesight After Shady Stem-Cell TreatmentsThey had their own stem cells injected into their eyes at a Florida clinic, and the results were not good.
  2. bad science
    How the Media Botched the Gordie Howe Stem-Cell StoryThis was one of the worst examples of credulous, damaging science reporting in recent memory.
  3. very modern medicine
    This Medical Treatment Is Potentially Groundbreaking. So Why Isn’t It Available?A new documentary explores the controversy surrounding fetal stem cells.
  4. This Company Is Trying to Use Stem Cells to Bring Back the DeadDon’t sweat the zombie apocalypse just yet, though.
  5. the sports section
    Did a Controversial Stem-Cell Treatment Save Gordie Howe?His family believes so. But they can’t agree on how much of their father belongs to a public who still wants a piece of him.
  6. stem cells
    Did Stem Cells Save Gordie Howe?When medical-miracle stories seem too good to be true.
  7. ice bucket challenge
    Anti-Abortion Activists Are Doing Their Own Ice Bucket ChallengesBecause the ALS Association supports stem-cell research.
  8. quackery
    Don’t Pay for Cosmetic Procedures With ‘Stem Cells’People are making all kinds of wacky claims.
  9. the dedicated
    Is This Woman’s $800 Stem-Cell Facial Worth It?You’ll walk out looking just slightly “surprised.”
  10. rick rolling
    Rick Perry Is on the Cutting Edge of Medical TechnologyHe’s using his own stem cells to heal his back.
  11. stem cells
    Administration to Appeal Stem-Cell RulingIf order is upheld, $54 million in government financing will be suspended.
  12. stem cells
    Judge Blocks Obama’s Stem-Cell Research ExpansionSetback for the administration’s agenda.
  13. What Do You Think About Selling Your Eggs for Stem-Cell Research?They’ll pay you a lot for it. And you, as a New Yorker, are one of the few to have the opportunity.
  14. those were the 100 days
    Bailouts, Bankers, Brackets, and Bo: Obama’s First 100 DaysLet’s relive all of the memorable moments we’ve already forgotten.
  15. early and often
    Obama to Reverse Ban on Stem-cell FundingHe’ll further dismantle President Bush’s legacy by signing an executive order repealing a ban on federally funded embryonic-stem-cell research.
  16. apropos of nothing
    Why Won’t the Music Business Hire Nerds?The music business, increasingly facing irrelevance in an economy ruled by technological innovation, has just announced its newest hire — it’s some guy with a background in the music business!
  17. the morning line
    Airplanes and Stem Cells • A single-engine plane crashed into the driveway of a New Jersey home last night, killing the pilot and barely missing a row of houses. Details are still murky at the moment; the flight originated in North Carolina and was headed for the Essex County airport in bad weather. [WNBC] • Governor Spitzer is about to sign off on a $1 billion government-financed stem-cell research initiative. Before we get too proud, however (or scream godless pinko), let’s recall that California is spending three times the amount on the same. And their governor used to kill clones personally. [NYT] • The NYPD has been cracking down on one of its formerly invincible nemeses — diplomats who use their immunity to park wherever they want. The city’s already collected $3 million and is still owed $18 million more, from 77 countries. Worst offender? Egypt ($1.9 million in unpaid tickets). [NYDN] • Miss New Jersey USA has resigned because she’s pregnant, and you can’t compete while pregnant. (By the way: Why not?) The runner-up, Erin Abramson, is presumed to be running around the living room yelling “I won I won I won I won.” [amNY] • And a French-born New Yorker got slapped with an insulting “foreigner fee” at Aquagrill; the story is remarkable for marking the first time in the years the Post published a photo of a French person without Photoshopping a weasel head on him. [NYP]