Stem cell progress
Stem cell researchers have managed to fully mature brain cells in a laboratory, potentially paving the way for treatment of epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.
Oh yeah, and this happened in America. With adult stem cells.
Just to be clear, I support embryonic stem cell research, but this article is important in that it belies two common, partisan myths: First, that adult stem cells aren't worth crap, and second, that America is so woefully behind in this field that they're essentially out of the game.
In short, this is good news all the way around, and should be celebrated by everyone.