October 22, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cells

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Remember that old TV show the Odd Couple with very proper Felix Unger and his polar opposite Oscar Madison who has all kinds of baggage? They’ve cloned it into a remake to be on TV soon here in the US in 2015. It seems only fitting then that actual human cloning research has a new odd couple of a sorts of its own as well. One part of this pairing is Woo Suk Hwang, who is most well known for past fraudulent and unethical …Read More

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What is the role of public education and stem cell tourism? What type of education is available to patients, caregivers and the public? Can public education actually change people’s minds such that they won’t undergo an unproven stem cell-based intervention (SCBI)? These are the questions I will discuss here. But first, let’s just give a brief description of stem cell tourism and outline some of the proposals discussed to stop this industry. The “Stem Cell Tourism” Industry and Ways to Curtail the Market Briefly, …Read More

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For stem cell educational outreach I did a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” or Reddit AMA about 5-6 months ago on stem cells and the response was great. There were so many wonderful questions and comments. I only wished I could have gotten to all of them. In total there were more than 1,100 comments. Yeah, people are really excited and interested in stem cells. In that spirit of answer more questions, I talked with Reddit and we have a Stem Cell AMA 2.0 coming …Read More