Search Results for: space

Weekly science reads: CRISPR, stem cells, cell size & space, more

DNA-origami-goniometers

Maybe we can use science as an escape from politics during the last week or so before the election? I hope so. Here are my weekly recommended reads. Several papers ended up relating to nucleus, cell and embryo size and space as well as chromatin, which is very interesting. Cell and chromatin biology pubs, media …

Weekly science reads: CRISPR, stem cells, cell size & space, more Read More »

Stem cells blast into space: Jeanne Loring on the big launch & project specs

NASA-stem-cells-in-space-project-patch

By Jeanne Loring 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off! It’s good to get out of the lab occasionally to get a different perspective.   Last Thursday, December 5, I got a very different perspective, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where I got to watch the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft be launched by …

Stem cells blast into space: Jeanne Loring on the big launch & project specs Read More »

Good news science digest: HIV, brain, CRISPR, cats vs. dogs, space, & more

brain-lymphatics-l

Every now and then I collect a bunch of recent science good news that I’ve come across. Here are some past ‘good news’ posts. Today’s post includes such a recent collection and some funny stuff too at the end. Enjoy! BTW, science is not necessarily all about stem cells, right? Talk about good news. 1,000th …

Good news science digest: HIV, brain, CRISPR, cats vs. dogs, space, & more Read More »

Stem Cells in Space

CubeLabs-on-the-International-Space-Station.-credit-Twyman-Clements

By Jeanne Loring Stem cells boldly go… Last week at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) conference at Rockefeller University in New York City, we announced our collaborative project to study the effects of microgravity on neurons derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells.  The press release is here. Susan Solomon, the CEO of …

Stem Cells in Space Read More »

Stem cells in space with NASA: microgravity reduces regenerative potential

Stem-cells-space-Figure-5

NASA researchers have been interested in the effects of space travel and in particular microgravity (μg; not to be confused in this context with the common abbreviation for micrograms) on stem cells. For instance, see the past piece “Stem Cells Take Wild Ride in Space Capsule”. In a new NASA study led by Dr. Eduardo A.C. …

Stem cells in space with NASA: microgravity reduces regenerative potential Read More »

Stem cells “wild ride” in space capsule

stem-cells-space

Stem cells took a trip near to space in a test capsule and reportedly returned alive and apparently well. What was the story with the stem cells being tested in this way for future time in space? Space.com reports: The RED-4U capsule was created by Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) to return science experiments to Earth …

Stem cells “wild ride” in space capsule Read More »

What countries are ‘punching above their weight’ in stem cell space?

Moa_Stenudd

By Heather Main What countries are doing disproportionately well given their size on their stem cell research? When reading through the ISSCR 2015 program you can understand why everyone wants to go to the US for their postdoc as it seems like most of the work being presented is US-based. In fact, this is more …

What countries are ‘punching above their weight’ in stem cell space? Read More »

One size doesn’t fit all? FDA may soften some cell therapy regs

dr. peter marks fda, cell therapy

The Pink Sheet just broke the story that the FDA may change up its oversight of the cell therapy space. This possible shift could drop the oversight bar somewhat for certain products. Most likely it’d be those with lower anticipated risks. The Pink Sheet piece by Sue Sutter is titled US FDA To Explore New Regulatory Pathways …

One size doesn’t fit all? FDA may soften some cell therapy regs Read More »

Thoughts on death of stem cell clinic leader Dr. Mark Berman

Elliot-Lander-and-Mark-berman-300x2331

Over the past dozen years as I’ve written about stem cell clinics here on The Niche I’ve gotten to know many of those running the clinics including Dr. Mark Berman of Beverly Hills. It was therefore kind of a shock to learn that Berman died of last month. Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times reported …

Thoughts on death of stem cell clinic leader Dr. Mark Berman Read More »

Overplaying N=1 in the stem cell therapy world

stem cell therapy, star patient

The regular emails and phone calls I get from patients asking questions about stem cell therapy are a powerful reminder of the fact that research in our field can be very personal. Sometimes individuals who receive experimental stem cell therapy (or other cell therapies) and seem to have a positive outcome can end up becoming …

Overplaying N=1 in the stem cell therapy world Read More »