July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Search Results for: humor

3 min read

About once each year or two, I try to schedule what I call a “big picture” lab meeting where my lab and I discuss major issues related to being a scientist. Also, I try to answer their questions about just about anything. In my lab we rotate between various lab meeting formats and also have a journal club, but it’s worth taking up one slot for this big picture meeting where we just talk. At the big picture lab meeting, we some times end …Read More

2 min read

Looking for a stem cell journal? If you need to publish your latest exciting stem cell manuscript or are wanting to read some stem cell and regenerative medicine articles, you need a stem cell and regenerative medicine journal list. In 2013, I published a list of this kind, but now that it’s 2018, I figured that we need a new, updated list. This also seems like a good first post of the year. Since 2013 some journals have disappeared, while other new ones have …Read More

5 min read

I received a score of great nominations for the Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016 Award and have briefly described the twenty nominees below. The point of the award is to honor the top positive stem cell leader who specifically thinks outside the box and takes risks. I’ve started an on-line vote where you can vote once per day for your favorite nominee(s) for Stem Cell Person of the Year. The top half or so of nominees getting the most votes will be the finalists from which I will choose …Read More

2 min read

It takes a great deal of courage to participate in a clinical trial, patients who make that choice are heroes in my book and one such hero with stem cells was Ted Harada who had ALS. Sadly, Ted passed away from a brain tumor called glioblastoma last month. When enrolling in a trial, you just never know if it will be beneficial or even be safe, and this is especially true of early phase clinical trials. As a result, it takes guts to be a …Read More