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Hub of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Meetings 2022

stem cell meetings 2022

Science must go on and so must stem cell meetings in 2022 with all those great conferences out there, but hopefully this year will be better than 2020-2021. It seems that way with the pandemic easing in the U.S. and many other places. On the other hand, COVID is spiking in Asia and other regions. …

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Review of DVC Stem & marketing of unproven therapies

DVC Stem video featuring Lou Ferrigno

A clinic called DVC Stem selling unproven stem cells has popped up prominently on the web recently. It’s a relatively new and in some ways puzzlingly dominant presence on the stem cell section of the Internet. We should pay attention to these kinds of changes on the web. They can impact many people’s healthcare choices, …

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Stem cells for MS & other weekly reads: CRISPR, COVID & a bat cave, Huntington’s

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About 1 million people are living with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. alone with millions of other cases around the world so a huge effort has gone into trying to find new approaches to the disease including stem cells for MS. We’ll start our weekly recommended reads by talking about a new paper on MS …

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Stem cell reads: regeneration, 8C, MYC, CRISPR babies

wound healing stem cells

Another busy week including on the grant writing treadmill or should I say Mobius strip, but I’m always on the lookout for new reading and this week a lot popped up on regeneration. Also, a paper on healing and scarring. I regularly write about stem cell journals. For a long time, it seems like Cell Stem …

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Weekly reads: MSC, p53, EuroGCT, fake fish, K27M CAR-T

mesenchymal cells

What exactly is a mesenchymal cell and what does the acronym MSC stand for these days? I took a stab recently at discussing mesenchymal cells and the MSC acronym so check that out. There is a great need for standards on MSCs and the products out there being marketed as MSCs are probably in reality …

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Stronger link between EBV and MS brings concrete clinical hope

Axial MRI scans of a person with multiple sclerosis

I’ve ended up learning a lot about multiple sclerosis (MS) while writing The Niche for the past twelve plus years, but I’ve never seen anything like the new research linking EBV and MS. EBV stands for Epstein Barr Virus. The reason I’ve learned much more about MS while writing here is that there has been …

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How many stem cells do we have & can you run out?

gut stem cells

Sometimes it’s useful to ask questions like, “How many stem cells are in the human body?” As we try to answer them we end up going through key aspects of cell biology and stem cell identity more generally. How many stem cells in the human body? It might seem like possibly an easy question at …

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Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, & lessons for the stem cell field

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos

When I read about Elizabeth Holmes and her blood testing startup Theranos I see parallels to hucksters in the arena of stem cells and cell therapy. I’m thinking especially of the unproven stem cell clinics out there. It goes farther than that though too, including people who aren’t hucksters at all but get caught up …

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