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Stem Cell-based Therapy Trial Increases Paralyzed Patient’s Motor Function (PDF in new tab)

Stem cells are incredible because they can divide over and over for indefinite periods and give rise to various types of cells. As the National Institute of Health explains,“When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.” Asterias Biotherapeutics has been carrying out a study evaluating the spinal injections of neural cells produced by stem cells for patients with spinal cord injuries.
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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. Darlene is a perfect example of a woman who breaks stereotypes—her professional successes have spanned the fields of cheering, science, education, media, and publishing, and she’s far from finished!
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