December 2, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

cell biology

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The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through the country right as we are starting into the holiday season, but the wheels of science including cell biology keep going and we keep reading all the great work. What news or papers caught your eye? Here are some of the things I have on my list of reading. Also, check out our most-read topic here on The Niche of the last month or so in two posts here and here digging into what I see as Duke’s cord …Read More

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One of the biggest issues in the world of cellular medicine and also in cellular research is one of mistaken identity. I’m talking about scientists, doctors, or others thinking that their cells are one type (say type X) when in reality the cells are something else (say type Y). Or maybe the cells are some mixture of types X and Y. If you as a scientist talk to your cells (yes, scientists really do this sometimes), you might quote rock group The Who and ask …Read More