September 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Canada Stem cells

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North America is seeing a major bump in actions by regulators against unproven stem cell clinics with a big step up in Canada. The action has sparked quite a bit of discussion and debate. Dozens of Canadian clinics were just told by Health Canada to stop selling unproven stem cells. Some of these clinics sold both stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Experts up in Canada praised the move even if it seems they had hoped something like this would have come much …Read More

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I have a new Cell Stem Cell piece out today that aims to take stock of today’s stem cell regulatory oversight in the U.S., Japan, and elsewhere including Australia, Canada and India. I use a carrot and stick metaphor for encouraging legit research and taking regulatory action on serious non-compliant activities, respectively. Where is stem cell oversight today? Too much stem cell carrot and not enough stick? Some would probably say too little carrot and too much stick? Given how the stem cell arena can …Read More

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The stem cell arena is a complicated universe with a whole range of things going on at any one time and there’s usually ample negative things, but not all is bad news. It’s interesting to regularly look specifically at the good stem cell news out there. Below is a look at some top pieces of good stem cell news and interesting recent papers. Ottawa to invest $20M in stem cell research  Piwi maintains germline stem cells and oogenesis in Drosophila through negative regulation of …Read More