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  • Weekly reads: stem cell activator, sleep & stem cells, clonal hematopoiesis
    Weekly reads: stem cell activator, sleep & stem cells, clonal hematopoiesis

    When people find out that I’m a stem cell researcher, a common question is whether there’s something they can take that is a stem cell activator. I’ve written before about whether there are stem cell boosts that one can do to try to be healthier. Sleep, stem cell activator and…

  • What is HSCT & its possible roles in MS treatment?
    Patients regularly reach out and ask me about something called HSCT. “What is HSCT?” and is it proven as a …
  • Weekly reads: stem cells for MS, blood origins, iPSCs
    How promising is the idea of stem cells for MS? I have been working slowly as time permits on a …
  • FDA leader Stephen Hahn was pressured to aid Texas firm Direct Biologics
    An FDA FOIA dump of text messages of former Commissioner Stephen Hahn suggests that a Texas regenerative firm called Direct Biologics …
  • Recommended reads: stem cells for ALS treatment trial, epigenome editing, astronaut mutations, ‘3-person embryo’ DNA
    A new stem cells for ALS treatment trial represents a big step forward. It’s early days still but this trial …

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