September 26, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

hematopoietic stem cells

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It’s been a cool week for stem cell and other associated kinds of research. In this post I have a series of links to a variety of interesting developments and papers. Gene therapy cures bubble boy infants. William Wan over at the WaPo on this good news. Nope, this wasn’t done with CRISPR, but rather with a viral transgene approach (not TALENs as I mistakenly had originally written here). “The pigs were dead. But four hours later, scientists restored cellular functions in their brains”. This …Read More

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As a stem cell biologist it’s fun to read new papers on the latest cutting edge research. In that spirit, here is a list of 7 recent stem cell and regenerative medicine papers that caught my eye as particularly notable and that have sparked discussion. From PLoS Biology: Manipulating the Germinal Activity of the Brain From Nature Cell Biology: Human haematopoietic stem cell lineage commitment is a continuous process From Cell: Derivation of Pluripotent Stem Cells with In Vivo Embryonic and Extraembryonic Potency (Yang, et al.) From Stem …Read More

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What are the hottest stem cell trends in the field today? Depends who you ask, right? One impartial way to look at stem cell trends is through the lens of publication citations and the focuses of top stem cell papers. In that perhaps somewhat skewed, but interesting approach, the words used in the titles of the 50 most cited research publications of 2016 with the phrases “stem cell(s)” in their titles should tell us something interesting. Fortunately publication citation platforms these days like ISI may …Read More