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Mar 19, 2014

Evolution of Stem Cell Quality Standards

Going forward, "fit to purpose" metrics promise to be a moving target.

Evolution of Stem Cell Quality Standards

A paper that recently appeared in Stem Cell Reports raises the question of what quality control standards are currently in place for the testing of stem cells and the products derived from them. [© jscreationzs - Fotolia.com]

  • While commercial providers of stem cells and stem cell-derived products have instituted quality-control measures, they are aware that no single, unchanging quality-control regime will ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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