September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Deepak Srivastava

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Can stem cells mend a broken heart via cardiac regenerative medicine? The idea of the use of stem cells and regenerative medicine strategies for heart disease has taken us on a roller coaster ride over the years. There are many controversial questions still such as whether the adult heart has meaningful populations of endogenous stem cells. Can administration of stem cells help a damaged heart? Where do things stand today? As Deepak Srivastava, cardiac stem cell expert, told in me for a past blog post …Read More

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Can hearts repair themselves via stem cell mechanisms including possibly their own stem cells? It’s a hot topic question at the center of a big debate in the stem cell field. My inclination at present is that the answer is most likely “no” at this point, but that could change and it’s important to keep an open mind. Sometimes what we scientists all know to be true turns out later on to be wrong and there are good examples of this in the stem …Read More

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The World Alliance Forum held a really great meeting yesterday in SF about the future of stem cells. Below, Johnathon Anderson has a great guest post summarizing the meeting. The collective brain power in the room was pretty staggering. The meeting brought together stem cell leaders from academia, industry, startup incubators and funding agencies. The purpose of the meeting was three fold: 1.) foster collaboration between US and Japanese stem cell researchers, 2.) facilitate interaction between academics and industry, and 3.) to honor Dr. Shinya …Read More

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If there was one stem cell meeting I would absolutely not want to miss next month in November if at all possible, it is the 2013 World Alliance Forum “Future of Stem Cells” in San Francisco. Win free tickets to this meeting here! Unfortunately I have a conflict so I will this meeting, but perhaps you won’t have to! What’s this meeting all about? It has a remarkable array of speakers from diverse areas of the stem cell field including Shinya Yamanaka, Deepak Srivastava, …Read More