January 17, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

MSCs Mesenchymal stem stromal cells

MSCs or Mesenchymal stem and stromal cells are an important kind of multipotent adult stem and progenitor cell. It’s increasingly being realized that MSCs as typically prepped often contain a heterogeneous mix of cells including stromal cells that are supportive in nature and are not stem cells.

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I recently interview Arnold Caplan, the father of the MSC field, and published part 1 of the interview (you can read it here). Today in part 2 we cover more topics of great importance related to MSCs including propagation, placebos, and patients as well as publishing. A hot topic in the stem cell world more generally, but especially in the MSC field is what happens to stem cells when they are grown in a lab. Many important questions are being asked. Are the propagated …Read More