Interesting thought for the week: some people seem to take this internet blogging way too serious. Quite a wake-up call! Criticism is always welcome, especially for me...since I am NOT computer savvy in the least. I am fairly certain laughter would follow if the time I spent setting up this pre-formed blog got out (hint: more than 2 hours...and it came formatted). Oh well, on to the Developmental topic I found interesting for this week.
'Firefly' Stem cells may help Repair Damaged Hearts is an article that discusses the use of stems cells coded with a firefly gene which causes the cells to glow brighter as they develop into healthy heart muscle. The benefits of this enzyme in the cells is it would allow doctors to monitor healing without opening up the patients again. The next step that researchers want to look into is WHY and HOW these cells develop into heart tissue. But now that they can track the cells by the glowing, it will be easier to track the development from stem cell into different tissues. The link to the article is here ---> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100928111122.htm