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Fiona Watt excellent talk on epidermal stem cell plasticity #ISSCR2016

Fiona-Watt

Yesterday at ISSCR 2016, Fiona Watt gave a great talk about plasticity of epidermal stem cells. As with my other #ISSCR2016 posts, this one is a stream of impressions, quotes, and key points. For my other blog posts from the meeting see here. First she provided a nice overview of human skin architecture and regulation. The […]

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Recommended reads: FDA warning on stem cells for pets, chromatin, aging & HSCs

Safari Stem Cell, stem cells for pets

When I first saw the new FDA warning on stem cells for pets and the logo for the company that received it, I was surprised in a few ways. I don’t recall ever seeing such a letter and the logo is something else. We’ll get into all of that in a moment, but first, since

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Recommended reads: lung stem cells, Utah stem cell law, Ozzy gets cells

normal lung alveoli indicating examples at1 and at2 cells

We’ve known that most organs have resident stem cell populations for decades, but things have been less clear in the lung and it has only been relatively recently that lung stem cells have been definitively characterized. Why is so important? Lung stem cells, whether endogenous or made in the lab, have the potential to help

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Weekly reads: elephant stem cells, RIP Connie Eaves, AI cell biology

elephant stem cells

Last week one of the most popular stories was about a preprint from a mammoth de-extinction research group led by George Church having made elephant stem cells. I finally got a chance to look carefully at their preprint. Elephant stem cells preprint and mammoth de-extinction The elephant stem cells preprint has solid data. It looks like

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Weekly reads: late Macchiarini retractions, stem cells & Lululemon

Paolo-Macchiarini

Paolo Macchiarini is one of a small group of people in the stem cell universe whose misconduct has blown up in the press. Piero Anversa, Haruko Obokata, Hwang Woo-Suk, and some operators in the unproven stem cell clinic sphere come to mind. Macchiarini published quite a few seriously problematic papers, some of which just hung

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Review of new David Sinclair paper, supplements & anti-aging glitz

David sinclair, anti-aging

Who is David Sinclair and why is he all over the media related to anti-aging efforts? This post is my effort to fact-check Sinclair’s statements in the context of the broader rejuvenation arena. In the process I also review his most recent paper from my view as a stem cell and cancer biologist interested in

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Hub of regenerative medicine & stem cell meetings 2023

With the pandemic still here but less severe there are more in-person conference opportunities including stem cell meetings. It seems certain that moving forward though that there will be far more virtual opportunities too. That’s a good thing. You can see last year’s stem cell & regenerative medicine meetings 2022 page too. 2023 stem cell

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Digging into the multiple ways to get stem cells

multiple ways to get stem cells

I get great questions from readers of The Niche including, “Are there multiple ways to get stem cells?” The answer is “yes.” Why is this important? The different sources of stem cells can impact both their use in basic research and their potential clinically. My goal in today’s post is to give an overview of

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Weekly reads: upbeat stem cell clinical trials update, CRISPR ups & downs, story of 1st marrow transplant survivor

stem cell clinical trials

It’s always great to read about stem cell clinical trials that are looking encouraging. Stem cell clinical trials Proving a new therapy is safe and effective is so challenging. Remarkably, there are more than 9,300 stem cell clinical trials listed for a “stem cell” search on Clinicaltrials.gov. Of course, not all of these are actual

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