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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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16 predictions for stem cells & regenerative medicine in 2022

regenerative medicine, stem cells 2021

The last few years in the stem cell and regenerative medicine arena have been complicated in many ways. Variables like surging stem cell clinics and COVID have made predictions harder.  Even so, trying to make predictions is useful and it’s fun to go over past year’s predictions. You can see my scorecard on my 2021 …

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Top stem cell stories of 2021: COVID, diabetes, human embryos, clinics in court

regenerative medicine, stem cells 2021

The past year was all over the place for the stem cell and regenerative medicine field. As you can see in my scoring of my 21 predictions for 2021, quite a few things were surprises in terms of what did and didn’t happen. Here’s an overview of the top stories of the year in our …

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Recommended reads: secrets of cells, T-cells, CRISPR

cryo-ET

What are your favorite cells? The stem variety? T-cells? I have a hard time choosing just one favorite. The first news item I feature talks new imaging methods to see deep inside any cells. Have a favorite organelle? The secret lives of cells — as never seen before, Nature. This news item covers newer imaging techniques …

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Stem cell therapy side effects & risks: infections, tumors & more

stem-cells-eyes side effects

What are the possible stem cell therapy side effects of going to an unproven clinic? This is a common question I get asked. Most often it is asked by patients who reach out. Check out the YouTube video below on our stem cell channel. If you like such videos please subscribe to our channel. Side …

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