July 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: October 2015

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Some TGIF stuff to read, think about, and do. Still a few days left to nominate your favorite candidate for my Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2015. Who had the most impact this year? Thought outside the box? Let me know. Lots of great nominees already. If you haven’t already, check out the journal Stem Cells’ relatively new webpage, Stem Cell Buzz! If you live in the Bay Area, go to the great upcoming student-run conference at Berkeley on stem cells, …Read More

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By Student Society for Stem Cell Research at Berkeley UC Berkeley’s Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR) is proud to present its 3rd Annual Stem Cell Conference: “Culturing a Stem Cell Community” on Saturday October 17th from 9AM-5PM at the Li Ka Shing Center on the Berkeley Campus. This single-day Bay Area event is open to the public and geared towards all interested in the latest advances in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, including professionals, students, general public, and patient advocates. The …Read More

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We hear so much about exciting potential stem cell therapies, but what about stem cell treatment cost? Some of these “therapies” are rigorously evaluated ones in the FDA clinical trial pipeline and others are available right now mainly through predatory stem cell clinics. Earlier this year I posted about the cost of the offerings of dubious stem cell clinics. In this post, I address the cost of a future, legitimate, FDA-approved stem cell therapy. How high will that be? (2020 update: See this polling …Read More

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What are the top stem cell videos on YouTube? They are not at all what I thought they would be, at least the top 20 as ranked by view count. Update for 2020: One of the top videos now is a provocative one of Joe Rogan, Mel Gibson, and a clinic operator. This video seems to promote unproven, for-profit stem cell offerings including at a clinic in Panama. I’m not sure why Rogan is gung-ho on unproven stem cells, but I do wonder if …Read More