July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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The World Alliance Forum held a really great meeting yesterday in SF about the future of stem cells. Below, Johnathon Anderson has a great guest post summarizing the meeting. The collective brain power in the room was pretty staggering. The meeting brought together stem cell leaders from academia, industry, startup incubators and funding agencies. The purpose of the meeting was three fold: 1.) foster collaboration between US and Japanese stem cell researchers, 2.) facilitate interaction between academics and industry, and 3.) to honor Dr. Shinya …Read More

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Let’s putting on our “thinking caps”….er, extra brains, get our geek on, and have some fun imagining where stem cell technology may lead us in the coming century. Unhappy with the one brain you have? Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a 2nd one too? A new one? Researchers have grown mini brain-like structures from stem cells. Maybe some day could they grow actual full human brains? There are many hurdles in the way, but for the moment, let’s assume that several decades down …Read More

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In about a month my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, should be available as an e-book from the publisher and from Amazon. It’s available for pre-order now at Amazon here. The “real” book (i.e. the one made of paper) should be available in September. The book costs $29. Any writers out there interested in doing a review please contact me. As I’ve said before, I wrote this book in part because I wanted to learn more about stem cells and had gone looking in …Read More

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There are a few excellent stem cell blogs out there. I can see two main ways to evaluate blogs. The first and most important in my opinion is qualitative. Do you enjoy the blog? Does it have fresh, original, & interesting content? Is it influential? I also look for a sense of humor and a personal touch, but that’s my bias. The second way to judge a blog is perhaps more scientific and that is based on Internet metrics such as traffic, rankings, etc. …Read More