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The Niche foreign language outreach program: 2.5 million reads

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There was a time when The Niche was just about the only stem cell blog or even stem cell-dedicated website more generally across the globe. I realized early on that I needed to reach people who don’t speak English or for whom English is not their first language. This goal was crucial for effective educational …

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The Niche weekend reads: Editas mess, The Niche updates, papers

The news of the week relates to an interim clinical trial report from gene-editing firm Editas on its CRISPR trial for a form of vision loss. On to that in a minute. What have you been reading the past week? Below, I include our weekly list of recommended reads. However, first I wanted to give …

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Enter The Niche stem cell videos contest with $100 prize

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Who doesn’t like stem cell videos? Some of you already know that we have a stem cell YouTube channel with me, Paul Knoepfler, talking about many important topics on stem cells. The point of the channel is science-based educational outreach to people all over the world. With this in mind, I’ve been thinking it’d be …

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The Niche stem cell picture contest winners: gut & astrocytes

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I got some great entries for our The Niche stem cell picture contest. While I expected many bright colorful images, every year some of the pictures surprise me in certain ways. There was another surprise in that two entrants in the contest, both Assistant Professors, are sisters. A talented family! You can see the previous …

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The Niche 2021 stem cell picture contest: win $100 or swag

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Every so often here on The Niche, I run some contests just to make things fun and today I have a new one to announce. The contest is for the best stem cell research images. Most often what people send in as entries are microscopy pictures, but you can use your imagination. You can see …

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Weekly The Niche Reads: tooth repair, PRC2, beach pics

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I managed to escape to do some hiking along the coast so I’m behind on my weekly reading and I’m just getting back here on The Niche. Here are some articles I’m hoping to catch up on in coming days including an interesting overview of stem cells for tooth repair. I sometimes have a wistful …

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The Niche reads: COVID, new INDs, clinic suits, papers

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Here are my recommended weekly reads for The Niche readership for early February 2021 including COVID-19 and stem cell lawsuit updates, papers, and more. How many papers do you end up reading each week or month these days? More or less than before the pandemic? COVID-19 updates New diabetes cases linked to covid-19, WaPo¬† ICYMI …

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Recommended reads: jobs, FDA letter, & The Niche new look

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During the week as I’m doing other stuff I keep my eyes open for interesting things to read, including over the weekend about stem cell research, COVID, CRISPR, and more for The Niche weekly recommended reads. This week a lot was going as we updated The Niche site to our new theme and format. I …

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Medical Advisory Board for The Niche

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Because of the array of translational and medical potential related to stem cells and regenerative medicine, and since so many readers of The Niche are patients curious about potential stem cell treatments, The Niche has formed a Medical Advisory Board. Such a medical board that also has bioethics expertise is more important than ever given …

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