November 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog


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The idiom “you’ve got rocks in your head” means that you are stupid. What if I told you that you really do have rocks in your head and so do I. In fact we all have rocks in our head. Really. You’ve probably heard of or even had kidneystones or gallstones, but rocks in our head? One of the benefits of teaching histology in medical school is that you learn all sorts of interesting things including about rocks in our heads. Ear rocks in …Read More

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I’m in the mood for something lighthearted and funny as sometimes humor is the best medicine so I’ve got a stem cell joke contest for you. The winner gets a signed copy of my book or a huge thing of cookies, your choice. The rules? Simple. The joke starts roughly as follows “Three stem cells walk into a bar…” You finish the joke in a hilarious way, perhaps edgy way. You email it to me or leave it as a comment. Anyone is eligible. …Read More

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Recently I posted a piece on a list of stem cell journals that is growing longer by the day. Below for fun I’ve made up some new names of stem cell journals possibly of the future. I’ve also in some cases included commentary. I have a feeling that some of these may become real in coming years and have indicated those first…. so some may not be so phony in the future. I listed some other possible stem cell journal titles just for fun. Any other …Read More

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On his show, Conan O’Brien on Monday (7/29/13) made a stem cell joke, perhaps without even realizing it. The joke was reprinted in the SacBee this morning (see image at right). The joke is based on the recent development of a synthetic hamburger made from stem cells in a lab (you can read more here). See my posts on test-tube meet here. Conan calls the stem cell-produced hamburger a “test tube hamburger”. Interestingly, Conan says he would try it! Below left is a picture …Read More