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Talking STAP stem cells & more on cool ‘The Stem Cell Podcast’

Want to hear the latest on stem cells?Check out this awesome stem cell podcast series by Drs. Christopher Fasano and Yosif Ganat. These guys deserve some kind of award for this effort. You can listen to their interview with me posted yesterday where we dish on STAP stem cells, blogging, and more including two crazy stories I have to …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013: Elena Cattaneo

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Congratulations to Dr. Elena Cattaneo, the winner of the 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Her lab studies neural stem cells, particularly as they relate to developing new therapies for Huntington’s Disease. Cattaneo is Director and Co-Founder of the Unistem, the Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Milano, Italy. She …

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Five stem cell legends & a blogger walk into a bar: the increasing influence of social media

Five legends and a blogger walk into a bar together. The bartender asks the first legend “What can I get for you?” The legend orders their drink. The bartender eventually serves up drinks to all five legends and turns to the blogger, “And what can I get for you?” The blogger replies, “Do you have Wi-Fi? …

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Open letter to Rick Perry: how Texas can lead on stem cells

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Dear Governor Rick Perry, Yesterday I came down very hard on you in a post for your visit to the Scripps Research Institute in California and the video that was made about it. (2020 update: Rick Perry is still plugging Celltex after 8 more years!) Maybe I was a bit over the top… However, it got …

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Watch out California, here comes Texas, the stem cell magnet: Doris Taylor latest to go South

Texas is holding up a Texas-sized magnet for stem cell super star researchers and it is working. The upper mid-West is reeling from the departure of two stem cell superstars in less than one year and both went South to Texas. First in May 2011, we had the departure of Sean Morrison from U. of …

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A crazy week for stem cells: what the heck does it all mean?

This past week was a wacky and wild one for the stem cell field. All kinds of crazy things happened all in one week. What does it all mean? Stem cells the new steroids for sports? Reports surface this week that NY Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon, had received a non-FDA approved stem cell treatment for …

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