Month: August 2011

Two people making a million-person difference in the stem cell field

It was an honor and pleasure yesterday to show my friends, Roman Reed and Keri Kimler, around my stem cell lab here at UC Davis School of Medicine. My lab members got a chance to show Keri and Roman some of the interesting research we have ongoing involving ES cells and human iPS cells, funded …

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If I only had a blastema: obstacles to human regeneration

blastema

Irv Weissman’s lab came out with a very intriguing paper in Nature this week on regeneration and something called a blastema. It is not exactly on regenerative medicine of the kind we think about using exogenous stem cells, but more about how we might tap into nature’s own program for regeneration by studying other “lower” …

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Everything you need to know about publishing in the iPS cell field

I have posted before about publishing trends in the iPS cell field here and in here…. but where do things stand today? Here, I provide an important update. What’s going on now? Here I provide answers to the key questions. How many papers are there on iPS cells? An interesting and unexpected trend for this …

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If Rick Perry is Prez what’s impact on stem cell research?

We have a running series here on The Niche on the Republican candidates including Rick Perry for the GOP nomination for President for the 2012 Election. I blogged about Romney here, Huntsman here, and talked about Tex Guv Perry’s own stem cell transplant here. I also discussed the Republican field more generally in my podcast …

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Tex Guv Perry Gets Stem Cell Treatment: what if ES cells were his only hope?

Texas Republican Governor, an opponent of Embryonic Stem (ES) cell research, has reportedly undergone an experimental procedure on his spine involving autologous¬† transplantation of adult stem cells taken from his hip. The procedure, which is not FDA approved and costs tens of thousands of dollars, has no proven track record of success according to The …

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New Outreach Effort by Science Magazine: this week’s live topic–stem cells

Science Magazine has a new venture called ScienceLive that they say will “bring our readers in touch with prominent scientists on a weekly basis so they can ask questions on the hottest topics in science.” Sounds pretty cool to me. This week’s topic for ScienceLive is the future of stem cells featuring Hank Greely and …

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