How is the FDA doing on regulating stem cell treatments in the US and what should it do looking to the future? Please take the 4 polls below to indicate your thoughts and also add comments to tell us more about your thinking on these key questions.
I recently did a poll on stem cell homing. As you can see from the poll results above, most respondents believe that stem cells can home depending on circumstances. Almost 2/3 of respondents believe that stem cells sometimes or always home in to areas of disease. However, most respondents did not believe in this being a universal property. Why would stem cells home to diseases? It seems that injured tissues release cytokines that attract certain cells including immune cells. Maybe stem cells too? It’s …Read More
I was going to have a quick lunch of a delicious bowl of soup today and after a couple bites, I noticed a thick, dark curly hair in my soup. Crap! After my head shaving (see pic at that link) for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser 2 months or so ago, which I did along with my student Ben, I have very short hair (~1cm) and it is sort of reddish-light brown…. so this wasn’t my hair. What to do? Could a single human hair have …Read More
What is the biggest Stem Cell News of the Year? 2011 was a busy year for stem cell and regenerative medicine news. Take our Poll! Weigh in with comments to please. You may choose more than one answer.
You can pick more than one in our poll on the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) method that you prefer.