The Retrospective Overview on Bioengineering Application of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell

Min Jae Kim Keywords: iPS Cell, ES cell, Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering, Organ Transplant, Stem Cell, Yamanaka Shinya, disease model Abstract The creation of the first Induced-Pluripotent Stem cell (iPS cell) from mice fibroblast cells in 2006 was promising. Subsequently in 2007, attempt to induce adult human fibroblasts into IPS cell was successful (Takahashi et al., 2007), thus opening its universal application into regenerative medicine. From this innovation, the continuous studies have allowed the iPS cell […]

Synthetic Meat?

Various proposals have been put forth to tackle the seemingly insurmountable task of ending world hunger. Though the causes of world hunger are still being debated, many argue that “people are hungry because they cannot afford food,” not because food is scarce. ((Shah, Anup. "Population and Feeding the World." Global Issues. N.p., 9 July 2001. Web. 7 July 2011. <http://www.globalissues.org/article/200/ population-and-feeding-the-world>.)) If healthy food were inexpensive, then it would be much easier to address the problem. […]