August 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: July 2015

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There are a whole bunch of wonderful stem cell meetings, conferences, and courses remaining in the second half of 2015. If you are organizing (or just know of) another one and don’t see it listed here please let me know and I’ll add it in. I’m starting to collect those for 2016 as well so feel free to let me know about those as well. July ICTERM 2015 : International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, July 20-21, Paris, France 4th International Conference on …Read More

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Sexism in science is a very real, big problem, and the Tim Hunt situation is just one example. For a reality check on that particular train wreck and background see this piece by Connie St Louis. The sexism prevalent in science not only has negatively affected tens of thousands of scientists, but also is quite harmful to science overall and to society. This sexism manifests at countless levels from words to policies to actions. It can be conscious or unconscious. It can be outright sexual …Read More

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The pioneering induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) clinical study in Japan led by top stem cell clinical researcher Dr. Masayo Takahashi has been stopped reports the WSJ in Japan. This development is confirmed by other sources and in a PDF report by RIKEN (in Japanese here). One patient was transplanted in September 2014 with their own IPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells (using an innovative RPE sheet, see image) for treatment of macular degeneration. The study then moved on to a possible second patient, whose IPSC did …Read More