September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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Over the years on a fairly regular basis I’ve been contacted by patients seeking information about stem cell treatments and stem cell clinics. Note that patients may want to check out my stem cell patient guide, which has key questions and advocates for a critical, skeptical view of these offerings. But in 2012 the number of patients asking me about stem cell treatments and clinics has skyrocketed. The emails and phone calls have markedly increased. Other stem cell scientists and people at legit stem …Read More

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Please support the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act. It’s in Jerry Brown’s hands now. This will take 1 minute of your time and make a world of difference. How to get in touch? You may contact Governor Jerry Brown by mail at: Governor Jerry Brown, c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 Below is more from my friend Don C. Reed and Roman’s dad on this great piece of legislation. Dear Friend of Research for Cure: My …Read More

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I know. I know. Scientists are not supposed to publicly talk about the question of when life begins and about death, but these are kind of important things to talk about and think about, don’t you think? I do. So here goes…. It’s been a very intense, crazy few weeks for me and for many others too. It’s been the kind of time that makes you think about things from a bigger view. A lot of death and loss in the last few weeks. …Read More

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A few weeks ago the mystery in the neighborhood was a bunch of jumping oak gall, which we didn’t know at the time were millions of tiny galls each with a wasp larva inside doing the mambo and now it is a giant, alien-like fungus in my back yard. We bought our house 6 years ago when we moved to Davis. The people living here before us had planted an orchard of various fruit trees on the west side of the house. I know …Read More