January 27, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

hematopoietic stem cells

2 min read

The stem cell paper of the week is a fun one about how capsaicin and nociceptors reportedly mobilize blood stem cells.  However, since the authors only show this in mice, could it also happen in humans? They argue it’s likely happening in people too. Note that nociceptors are special structures in our bodies that sense pain, not just from spicy food but also from other sources. Where to even start of think about the big take-home message? “Spicy food sparks stem cells” or “stem …Read More