September 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Charles Bramlett

2 min read

By Johnathon Anderson There’s been an explosion of interest in the biomedical world around a recently characterized cell-to-cell communication system that most cells use to talk to one another, including stem cells. In fact the first patient has been successfully treated in Germany with exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells for refractory graft versus host disease. This newly discovered communication system involves little bubbles called “exosomes” that cells secrete and pass on to their neighbors. This new cell communication system is akin to cells …Read More