July 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Deconstructing Stem Cell Tumorigenicity: A Roadmap to Safe Regenerative Medicine

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In a 2009 article on stem cells in the journal Stem Cells, Deconstructing Stem Cell Tumorigenicity: A Roadmap to Safe Regenerative Medicine, I coined a new word: stemotoxic It’s a useful word on a number of levels for the stem cell field. What does “stemotoxic” mean? I hope it is fairly intuitive in that it means something that is specifically toxic to stem cells. Instead of stemotoxic, one could say instead “cytotoxic to stem cells” or “toxic to stem cells”, but I think having one word …Read More