1. Skin transformed into brain cells →

    "The research group, at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, is looking at another option - converting a person’s own skin cells into specialist cells, without creating "induced" stem cells. It has already transformed skin cells directly into neurons.

    This study created “neural precursor” cells, which can develop into three types of brain cell: neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.

    These precursor cells have the advantage that, once created, they can be grown in a laboratory into very large numbers. This could be critical if the cells were to be used in any therapy.”

  2. I really want to try some medical marijuana while I’m in San Francisco. BUT I’m gonna be staying with my piano teacher from when I was kid and judging by facebook she drinks a lot but I don’t know if she smokes. Also when I looked for a doctor who prescribes it for almost anything (I’ve heard a lot do) online it seems like you have to be a California resident.

    I really want to try some medical marijuana while I’m in San Francisco. BUT I’m gonna be staying with my piano teacher from when I was kid and judging by facebook she drinks a lot but I don’t know if she smokes. Also when I looked for a doctor who prescribes it for almost anything (I’ve heard a lot do) online it seems like you have to be a California resident.

  3. "In Montana, an Economic Boon Faces Repeal Effort"  →

    Economics always seems to trump everything else. It sucks for someone who studied Politics and is bad with numbers. But so much in the world is determined by what is possible, by decisions arising from scarcity, which is the definition of economics. A lot of what people (largely academics) want, is simply not possible, because the resources are not there. Medical Marijuana is about a lot more than health, or social, concerns.