September 20, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: December 2013

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This past year of 2013 was a wild one for stem cells. 2014 looks to be just as cool and fun as 2013 as well as having at least as many freaky moments. What’s in store? Here’s your preview to whet your appetite for stem cell info, much you cannot get elsewhere including unique blog series. I can’t spill all the beans, but I’m working on some stories already that I hope will be reader favorites in various ways. Two series in 2014 in …Read More

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Each year I make predictions for the stem cell field for the coming year. In today’s post I write about my top 10 stem cell predictions for 2014. You can see my predictions for 2013 here (see predictions for 2011 and 2012 predictions, which are kind of fun to read to see what was on the “mind” of the field in past years). and how I did on my 2013 predictions here. As usual the predictions are a mixture of good and bad news. 10. Academic Programs in Physician …Read More

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Below is an excerpt focused on Alzheimer’s Disease from my new book on stem cells. Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, which is targeted to a broad audience of people interested in stem cells. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is one of the most devastating illnesses. It destroys the brain, which shrinks over time (see image from Wikipedia at left) as the disease progresses. The toll of AD is not only measured in hundreds of billions of dollars in health care costs and millions of deaths, but …Read More

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Reading these one doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry they are so stupid. “Top researcher: iPS cells ‘probably’ already embryos”. This article was so wrong about so many things that it gives dumb a bad name. “‘Adventurous’ woman sought to carry Neanderthal baby”. Who needs the National Enquirer? “Dana White media scrum: Meniere’s disease cured by stem cell treatment in Germany“. Stem cells are like throwing disease against the cage? “Op-Ed: Stem cell derived anti-aging cream is on its way, and it works“. Really? Wow, …Read More