Deaths & Tributes

Tributes to NYSCF leader & stem cell advocate Susan Solomon

Susan-Solomon

It was a shock to learn today that New York Stem Cell Foundation CEO and Co-Founder Susan Solomon had passed away yesterday after a long battle with ovarian cancer. I met Susan a few times over the years and was always struck by her positive energy. At a practical level she got big things done …

Tributes to NYSCF leader & stem cell advocate Susan Solomon 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 »

Tribute to pioneering stem cell scientist Meri Firpo

Tenneille Ludwig, Meri Firpo, and Rosario Isasi at a stem cell meeting (l-r).

Last week we lost Meri Firpo, a great scientist and dear friend in the stem cell community who touched many lives in positive ways. Today’s post is a tribute to Meri, who passed away from breast cancer. If you want to add a tribute please add a comment. Meri Firpo short bio Meri received her …

Tribute to pioneering stem cell scientist Meri Firpo Read More »

OCT4-SOX DNA dance, PRC2, a noisy competition & more cell weekly reads

EMBO-J-2020-Fig-3b-Salazar-Roa-et-al

What’s new in the stem cell, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine world as well as biomedical science more generally including cancer? There’s quite a bit of news as reflected in media pieces and new pubs. Today’s post is focused on pubs that just came out. For last week’s recommended reads see here. Oct4-Sox2 Nucleosome Binding …

OCT4-SOX DNA dance, PRC2, a noisy competition & more cell weekly reads Read More »

Philippines Investigating 3 Politician Deaths Allegedly From Stem Cells in Germany

The Philippines Medical Association (PMA) is reportedly (article from ABS-CBN News) investigating the recent deaths of 3 prominent politicians due to stem cell therapies via stem cell tourism in Germany at an as yet unidentified clinic. The names of the politicians are unknown, but strangely enough today there’s another separate article on stem cells from the Philippine …

Philippines Investigating 3 Politician Deaths Allegedly From Stem Cells in Germany Read More »