November 24, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: November 2011

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Exactly two years ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed literally across the street from lab here at UC Davis. It seems unreal in a way, but painfully real it was and still is. On November 30, 2009, I had surgery for prostate cancer. Two years ago, things seemed pretty bleak. Now on November 30, 2011, exactly 2 years later, the world seems a lot different to me both from that time 2 years ago and also from my life before I …Read More

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                   Spring                                                                 End Nov. 2011 Here is an updated–Who’s who in the iPS cell field?  In this post, I examine the people, journals, places, funding agencies, and companies that are the leaders in the iPS cell field. I start with publishing. Last year we did …Read More

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The Republican Party is a shadow of its former self. It seems to have lost touch with reality, abandoned real leaders, and given up on facts. One of the most damaging trends for the Republican Party has been their lack of presidential candidates who have gravitas, meaning they can be taken seriously as national leaders.  In 2008 and now in 2012, the American people and world have watched and continue to watch as lightweight Republican candidates are apparently taken seriously by Republican leaders and …Read More

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Remember those folks who were pushing an amendment in Mississippi that would have defined the one cell fertilized egg as a full blown person with all the same rights as a living, breathing, thinking Mississippian? Now the new battlefront for their movement is California. They want to get an initiative on the ballot to make it a law that a fertilized egg is a Californian. You can read the Legislative Analysis of the proposed initiative here. The Initiative itself can be found here (warning …Read More