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Blood pressure medication recall: What you need to know

Over the past year, the Food and Drug Administration has recalled multiple blood pressure medications after discovering a potentially cancer-causing contaminant in some batches. It’s believed they became contaminated during the manufacturing process. The recalled medications include specific “lots” of losartan, irbesartan, valsartran and combination drugs with valsartran. The investigation is ongoing and the FDA… Read More »

An important step for regenerative medicine: Human blood cells can be directly reprogrammed into neural stem cells

Stem cells are considered to be the all-rounders of our tissues: they can multiply indefinitely and then – if they are pluripotent embryonic stem cells – generate all conceivable cell types. In 2006, the Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka recognized that such cells could also be produced in the laboratory – from mature body cells. Four… Read More »