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Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:16 pm UTC

Who knew, all you had to do was lower the pH or squeeze them.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v5 ... 12969.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v5 ... 12968.html

Big finding, evidently you can induce pluripotency by some kinds of cellular stress.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:44 pm UTC

Fascinating. Can't wait until they find out more.

Fun factoid to spread around until more info comes in: Scientists still don't understand the relationship between drinking coke and stem cells.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Moose Anus » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:14 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:Scientists still don't understand the relationship between drinking coke and stem cells.
The latest double blind test shows that stem cells taste better.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:58 pm UTC

Ah, but how can stem cells taste better than coke if coke causes stem cells in taste buds? Shouldn't coke taste exactly like stem cells?
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:07 pm UTC

They're the taste of the new generation. The differentiated generation, as it was.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:58 pm UTC

Yeah, curious to see how it pans out. This isn't the first time researchers have made spurious claims around stem cells.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:32 am UTC

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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:06 pm UTC

Well, that seems fairly responsible of the researcher.

Interesting that it was reproduced only twice; I'd be nice if I actually had the number of failures for comparison.
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Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:20 pm UTC

The official verdict: Shinnanigans! Although it seems only the visuals was ethical problems, the jury seems to still be out on whether stem cells can be made with common acid (it was reproduced again, like 5 minutes after the fraud announcement).

I"d have to say: They're sure making an issue of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency much more complicated than it needs to be.
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