September 24, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Jan Nolta

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A new stem cell clinical trial for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Canada is raising hopes amongst patients and researchers. According to the Ottawa Citizen, the trial will be led by Dr. Mark S. Freedman (pictured, photo from Ottawa Hospital), director of the multiple sclerosis research unit at The Ottawa Hospital and “The Canadian trials which are funded with a $4.2-million grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation.” This clinical trial will use a type of stem …Read More

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By Paul Knoepfler Lakshmi Bharadwaj contributed to this article. See updated stem cell journal list for 2018 here. Important update on April 22, 2016. There are an increasing number of predatory journals out there and some use “stem cells” as a hook. This list is not an endorsement of these journals and in fact on a continuing basis if I hear concerns that some here are predatory I will delete them. I may also do a new post on this. With the excitement surrounding …Read More

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Five legends and a blogger walk into a bar together. The bartender asks the first legend “What can I get for you?” The legend orders their drink. The bartender eventually serves up drinks to all five legends and turns to the blogger, “And what can I get for you?” The blogger replies, “Do you have Wi-Fi? “…..and a beer.” I’ve now been doing my stem cell blog for about 2 1/2 years. It started as an experiment and sort of took on a life of …Read More