October 22, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

David Jensen

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Some TGIF stuff to read, think about, and do. Still a few days left to nominate your favorite candidate for my Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2015. Who had the most impact this year? Thought outside the box? Let me know. Lots of great nominees already. If you haven’t already, check out the journal Stem Cells’ relatively new webpage, Stem Cell Buzz! If you live in the Bay Area, go to the great upcoming student-run conference at Berkeley on stem cells, …Read More

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David Jensen reports on the future of CIRM as a “beautiful machine”. CIRM funds brain cancer research in a big way: Funding a clinical trial for deadly cancer is a no brainer. Glioblastoma is a fatal tumor that needs new clinical approaches so this is exciting. One of the goals of my lab is to find new pathways to treat glioblastoma in children. Jacob Corn of IGI has a Wish List for Science on CRISPR science, but also science more generally. The case for possibly retracting a retraction …Read More

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When bioethicist Arthur Caplan talks about stem cells, people pay close attention and for good reason. Caplan has provided important perspectives on the stem cell field over the years. For example, you can see a guest post on this blog here about human cloning. However, in my post today I respectfully discuss how I disagree with several parts of this week’s piece by Caplan on why there are allegedly so many ethical problems in the stem cell research field. Caplan’s article (see screenshot from video at right) is focused on a question articulated by …Read More