July 9, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: September 2013

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This year will mark the second award for the global Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Nominations are due tonight at midnight. Therefore, if you know of a person who you believe has made a transformative positive impact on the world of stem cells in 2013, please let me know by nominating them. Today is your last chance. The Award brings with it recognition for the winner and a $1,000 prize. See details and rules here.    

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We all have heard the expression “eyes on the back of one’s head”, but a nose on top of one’s head? What the heck? A Chinese doctor has apparently grown a new nose on top of a patient’s forehead. The patient had his nose damaged by an injury and then also ravaged by infection. It makes perfect sense to bioengineer a new nose for the man, but it’s a puzzling story in this case for many reasons. Why, for example, grow the nose on …Read More

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It’s only September 2013, but already stem cell aficionados are thinking ahead to 2014. What meetings should you go to? I have already started my new page for 2014 Stem Cell Meetings & Conferences. Check it out and start making plans. I already see several I am going to go to in 2014 and it’s still September 2013, but you need to plan ahead. Also if you are running a meeting or know of a good one in 2014 not already on the list …Read More

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Late in 2012 I did a piece on the global trends in stem cell clinical trial patterns. It is time for an update. Another look at stem cell clinical trials now (late Sept. 2013) based on the clinicaltrials.gov database shows an encouraging trend. Total Stem Cell Clinical Trials The total number of stem cell clinical trials registered in the database has risen in the last 10 months or so from 4,316 to 4,775, a 10.6% increase. The U.S. continues to dominate total stem cell …Read More