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Fall & Winter 2014 Stem Cell Research Update

Bedford Research Stem Cells Glow! Breakthroughs in understanding circadian rhythms in stem cells. Fall 2014: Bedford Research scientists are following up on their discovery that stem cells have a circadian rhythm that may need to be supported for optimum development in the laboratory. In the body, the daily pattern of light and dark controls many…

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To PSA or Not to PSA: That is the Question

The current raucous debate over the commonly used PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S., stems from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation to discontinue PSA screening. The debate is pitting physician against physician, cancer advocacy groups against health care insurance companies, and leaving men with enormous questions about what to do about their lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer.