January 18, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

Don C Reed

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What are the top 10 stem cell websites? Where do you go to find the latest information and opinion on the stem cell and regenerative medicine fields? Today, that information flows almost from minute to minute via websites and from social media. This is a transformational difference from past decades when it would take months. For instance, it is common today to first learn about a cool new stem cell paper via Twitter the moment it leaves embargo. What are the top stem cell …Read More

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Long-time stem cell advocate, Don Reed, has written a great new book called Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond. The subtitle is “How Ordinary People Can Fight the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease — with a Posthumous Foreword by Christopher Reeve.” Don’s book is a wonderful window into the behind-the-scenes herculean efforts that went into making the California Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) a reality via Proposition 71. It’s a very enjoyable read taking us right into the tireless work that Don, his son Roman, …Read More

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With more than 4,142 votes cast, the readers of this blog have chosen the top 12 finalists for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2014 from the 27 nominees. You can see the final vote tallies at left. The votes came from more than 50 countries with some interesting geographic patterns (I may do a post on that as a follow up). I’ve pasted the brief bios of the twelve finalists below at the end of this post. Now comes the …Read More

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The voting is over and we have our top 12 finalists for the 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. You can see the final votes results below. It’s definitely an intriguing list that reflects the range of important areas in the field today. I can say without any hesitation that all 12 of them have had major impacts on the stem cell field and I believe are likely to continue doing so. Keep in mind that the voting up until now was …Read More

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Vote For your favorite candidates for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 to Determine Finalists! And Happy Stem Cell Day! I’m using this occasion to introduce today an important element of my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, and that is a new international stem cell symbol and logo (see at right). More on that later this week. In the mean time what do you think of the symbol? Also on this day, online voting begins on a great group of nominees …Read More

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Nominations for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 closed last night and I ended up with a remarkable list of 30 nominees. I have included a few sentences about each one below, often taking verbiage directly from the nominator. The online voting on these nominees will start soon. The top vote getters will move on as finalists. Stay tuned! Stem Cell Person of the Year nominees in alphabetical order by first name. Alexey Bersenev. Leading blogger, expert, and global educator about clinical applications …Read More

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Here on The Niche I’m giving out a Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2012 along with all my other annual awards (e.g. best stem cell journal, paper, blog, comic, activist, etc). 2020 update: you can see future winners of the award here. The Person of the Year winner will get recognition for being a difference maker, someone who takes a risk to help others.    The winner also gets $1000 in cash from me.   About 30 people have been nominated, …Read More