December 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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Why is former Texas Governor/Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry plugging unproven stem cells from a clinic firm called Celltex for COVID-19 prevention on Fox News? Perry follows in Giuliani’s footsteps? And more generally, what is it with conservative politicians promoting unproven therapies for COVID-19 and in particular stem cells for the novel coronavirus disease? First, we had Rudy Giuliani plugging what he called “stem cells” for COVID-19 on his webcast. This actually turned out to be natural killer (NK) cells, which are not stem …Read More

Here is my 2020 Stem Cell and Regenerative medicine Meetings List. Send me your listings if you don’t see your meeting here. Meeting listings are not endorsements and I try to make this list fairly comprehensive so it may even include some meetings that require a second look before deciding on attending. January Tissue Organoids as Models of Host Physiology and Pathophysiology of Disease, Vancouver, BC, Jan 19-23, 2020. World Stem Cell Summit, Miami, FL, USA, Jan 21-24, 2020. February  Keystone: Emerging Cellular Therapies: …Read More

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Back in 2013, a half dozen years ago, I went out on a limb and made predictions for the stem cell field for 2020. These are different than my yearly predictions for the coming year (for instance, you can see my predictions made in 2018 for this year of 2019 here). As to my 2013 predictions, of course, it’s only 2019 and not yet 2020, but how are my old predictions looking at this point? I can’t be sure how they’ll look next year …Read More

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By Jeanne Loring There has been news over the last few days about stem cell researchers pulling out from a documentary called “The Healthcare Revolution”.  First to report on June 15 was Erin Allday of the San Francisco Chronicle, followed by David Jensen’s California Stem Cell Report blog, Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times, and Beth Mole of ArsTechnica. The documentary is a multipart series that included interviews with people designated as “Episode Experts”.  I discovered last Thursday (June 13) that I was listed …Read More