August 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: April 2019

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It’s been less than a year since the FDA sued for a permanent injunction against a major stem cell clinic firm in Florida, but there has been much back and forth in court filings in the lawsuit between them and the firm, US Stem Cell. Now the case is with the judge. My prediction remains that the feds will prevail, but it seems worthwhile to look at some of US Stem Cell’s arguments. Note as a sort of disclaimer that I’m not an attorney …Read More

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What’s so great about a rainbow bagel? Bagels are a favorite of mine. I’d pick them any day over just about any kind of bread for a sandwich. Also, who doesn’t like rainbows, right? So if you mix bagels and rainbows together, the end result should be great. Shouldn’t it? To find out, on a recent trip to New York City, the family went to this place called The Bagel Store Original Rainbow Bagel in Brooklyn. I also now know Brooklyn well enough to …Read More

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There are many potential causes of erectile dysfunction or ED and a host of ideas about how to treat it. Some approaches to erectile dysfunction are evidence-based and even have been rigorously proven such as the drugs Viagra and Cialis, which increase blood flow to the penis. Depending on the causes of the dysfunction, these drugs may be helpful for many people, but they are also very expensive and not panaceas. Other approaches to erectile dysfunction are not proven at all and also pose …Read More

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There’s nothing like stem cell good news and interesting publications to perk one up on a Monday. Enjoy. What recent papers have struck you as exciting? Novel stem cell-based cancer approaches (Part 1) It was exciting when Fate Therapeutics got the first induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) IND in the U.S. for their IPSC-derived natural killer cell (NK) product. Now in another milestone the first patient has received the investigational NK therapy at UC San Diego. From UCSD, “After 10 years in remission, Derek Ruff’s cancer …Read More