October 21, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

davide vannoni

5 min read

Every year I look into my stem cell crystal ball and make a top 10 list of stem cell predictions for the coming year. My predictions for 2015 will be coming up soon and I may bump them up to 20 predictions instead of 10 because there’s so much going on in the field. Stay tuned. If you are curious, you can read my past top predictions for 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can also see how much the stem cell field has changed based on these …Read More

3 min read

I recently posted on the dangerous situation with the Stamina Foundation. I discussed the controversy surrounding it that has impacted scientists, politicians, the media, and patients. Stamina’s unproven stem cell treatments in Italy should be of concern to everyone across the globe in the stem cell field. For example, here in the US where I live, there are similar things going on to Stamina too. I asked Professor Michele Simonato, MD of the University of Ferrara, Italy, who is very familiar with the Stamina …Read More

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One of the big stem cell-related stories of 2013 was the controversy over the Stamina Foundation in Italy and its potential use of largely untested stem cell products on patients, including mostly children. The winner of my 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award was Dr. Elena Cattaneo and one reason she won was the courage she had in standing up to Stamina. Today’s post is Part 1 of at least 2 in a blog series on Stamina. The Stamina controversy continues in 2014. You …Read More