Biotech firm Aldagen and the University of California-Davis said this week that they plan to investigate if Aldagen’s adult stem-cell population can be used in a preclinical rat model of ischemic stroke, and if it can eventually play a role in creating drugs for other kinds of vascular or neurological disorders.
 
The collaboration will be the first to involve researchers at the UC-Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, a new $62 million facility supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.