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The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: July 2011

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This year’s World Stem Cell Summit is looking to be an amazing meeting and I highly recommend that you attend. By going you can learn a great deal about stem cells whether you are a stem cell scientists or not. But in addition, the Summit offers the opportunity to learn a lot more including about stem cell policy and politics. You can meet some of the most amazing people and maybe even become friends with them, such as patient advocates. In addition, the speakers …Read More

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The Republican Party is really the “kill them all and let God sort them out” kind of party. Their latest craziness in the arena of science is toying with the notion of shutting down the NIH entirely or at least the ability of NIH to issue any new grants. So perhaps their new mantra is “kill all NIH projects and we’ll sort them out for morality” I’m not kidding. If you think I am, see that the Republicans have reportedly forced the shutdown of …Read More

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A year ago I did a post on scientific peer review and the dreaded Dr. No, but have things gotten any better? No. From everyone I have talked to, the answer would seem to be quite the contrary–things continue to move in the wrong direction. If you are not a scientist, but care about stem cell research, why should you care if peer review is flawed? Because the problems in peer review significantly slow down the field! A new article just came out on this …Read More