Stem Cell News Briefs: NYSCF, Sleep & Transplants, NFL legends, & More

What’s been up the past week in terms of news in the stem cell world?

The Wall Street Journal reports that the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) has signed a 20-year lease on a much larger space, in fact twice the current size, in Manhattan. That would seem to be a great sign of things to come for NYSCF, a fantastic organization led by the wonderful Susan Solomon (pictured in her TED talk)Susan Solomon, who was quoted that the NYSCF team is growing as well.

Here’s how we’re really probably make genetically modified people if we decide to, writes one of my favorite science writers, Antonio Regalado: CRISPR’ing sperm stem cells.

A new Stem Cell Reports paper, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model Human Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, seems interesting.

Another new paper, this one in Cell Stem Cell, shows the Gtl2 gene “protects adult hematopoietic stem cells by restricting metabolic activity in the cells’ mitochondria” according to a PR.

More sleep for donors means more stem cells for recipients. Also see my previous piece on natural boosts stem cells for stem cells.

Did Bar Starr, who received multiple stem cell treatments at clinics, make a triumphant return to Lambeau Field as was hoped this weekend? It seems so.