Sometimes we could all use a jolt of good news and cool science.
Those of us in the stem cell field probably get tired at times of all the bad-ish, even if important news (like this from Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times) out there surrounding certain unproven stem cell offerings and also clinics that engage in all kinds of stuff ranging from off-beat shenanigans to really dark stuff.
Today’s post is focused mostly on the good news and exciting science. You can see past posts on good news in our stem cell arena here.
Below I’ve listed some upbeat headlines and also links to some intriguing research papers, but I couldn’t resist putting in a few more links to things that are not necessarily good news yet are interesting or spark conversations or debates.
The latest worker benefit: Freezing stem cells in case they’re useful. Is it worth banking your cells?
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study Do adult hearts have stem cells?
In vivo reprogramming of wound-resident cells generates skin epithelial tissue. For more on in vivo reprogramming see here. Also check out the cool image of in vivo regeneration sourced from the Salk, where this work was conducted.