September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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By Cátia Bandeiras, PhD Student at University of Lisbon, Portugal and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See tweets from the conference using #ISSCR2017 @apulgarita I just wrapped up my stay at the Annual Meeting of ISSCR 2017, which happened in Boston. I decided to take advantage of the fact that I am living in Boston at the moment and go to the largest stem cell research conference to present my work. As a matter of fact, I am not the usual PhD student in stem …Read More

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Stem cell technology is poised to wow the world with biomedical advances in the coming decades. Japan wants to lead the way, particularly with applications that focus on a relatively new kind of stem cells called induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells. Japanese researcher, Shinya Yamanaka, first reported production of iPS cells in 2006 in mice and in 2007 in humans. Japan has raced ahead of other countries and they appear to have the intellectual property rights and drive to do so. And …Read More

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The Harvard Stem Cell Institute yesterday posted on Facebook that they will make the biggest announcement in their history tomorrow. Big hat tip to Mohammed Mostajo for the heads up and pic on this one. Thanks! What’s that all about? I’ve been working on my sources! Possible predictions…. A. SCNT-production of genetically normal human embryonic stem cells B. Betatrophin, a pancreatic beta cell proliferation factor C. Something interesting related to pre-clinical use of iPS cells. Cure of an animal model disease? D. Direct reprogramming on a …Read More