2018 has started quickly on the stem cell and regenerative medicine research front with many interesting new papers and a lot of headlines. You can see my predictions for this year here.
Below is a list of some of the more notable papers and striking news headlines. Note that just because I listed a news headline doesn’t mean a fan and in some cases below I include some words of commentary. I’ve also thrown in a few more rando papers of interest to me.
Recent interesting papers
Deriving Dorsal Spinal Sensory Interneurons from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (see part of Fig. 6 above).
Recent stem cell headlines
Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate (WSJ flubbed this article in some important ways including wrongly saying FDA condones certain stem cell treatments including using fat stem cells. Uh, no. Plus, article didn’t have needed scientific balance of views.)
This Doctor’s Revolutionary Stem Cell Treatments Could Eradicate HIV (interesting Daily Beast piece, but overly aspirational title).