The latest posts tagged with stemSunday — March 04, 2012
This post was reblogged from SkepTV.
The conventional line of thinking says that women can produce only a finite number of egg cells over their lifetimes. Some researchers dispute this, but a new study suggests that it might not matter. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital claim they have isolated stem cells from human ovaries and used them to generate egg cells in the lab, a breakthrough that could someday lead to new infertility treatments.
Those treatments are a long way off, but the finding is nonetheless pretty huge. It means that not only could stem cells be isolated from women with fertility problems to produce eggs in the lab, but that biologists could gain whole new insights into the way fertility works—how eggs are impacted by things like nutrition and pharmaceuticals. (Read More)
By Clay Dillow
(Source: popsci.com )
I would like to share with you guys a series of videos and essays addressing the lack of interest of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) among students in America. It’s an underrated, yet prevailing topic in our society that will affect the future of the country.
Continue Reading Students Opting-out of STEM Programs.