Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Stemming the Asian tide

Science | Lawmakers rush to OK new stem-cell funding after Koreans clone embryos
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/04/05, 12:00 am

When a South Korean scientist took the lead in the stem-cell research race, U.S. lawmakers quickly moved to change the rules. Catching up with South Korea was so urgent that within days of Seoul's May 19 breakthrough announcement, Republicans and Democrats pulled pro-stem-cell legislation to the House floor. Lawmakers had expected a vote on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, but not necessarily one that bypassed the committee where it had sat untouched for months.

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Miracle cells

Science | Cutting-edge researchers are making unheralded breakthroughs with stem cells from umbilical cords-but have a hard time breaking through the NIH funding wall.
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/05/05, 12:00 am

LAWRENCE, Kan. - At the University of Kansas, Dr. Kathy Mitchell has two small labs that resemble high-school biology classrooms, just with more expensive equipment. In the smallest one, the size of a large supply closet, she pulls up a computer screen showing fluorescent dots in a sea of translucent green. She clicks her mouse, and the dots, which are stem cells, start to repair a gash in the green membrane, which is a layer of kidney cells.

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