A TGIF weekend reading list of new stem cell pubs & headlines

In case you have some free time for reading this week, here’s a list containing an assortment of interesting research articles and stem cell headlines. I’ve thrown some oddballs in there too including one article from May 1983, when I was just finishing up junior high. No, I didn’t write it. And no the headline for this current blog post is not referring to stem cell-themed pubs where you can go get some ale made from stem cells, but that’s not a bad idea, right?

Yeah, it’s been one of those long, busy weeks and it’s only Friday. And from the TGIF archives a piece from last year including stem cell soup, Kim Kardashian, and zombies.

And now the list.

PNAS, Butts, Et al. Figure 5H 2017

Newsy pieces

Research & other journal articles

And the one from 1983, Stem Cell is a Stem Cell is a Stem Cell. But is it? This reminds me of a fake journal name I came up with some time ago I imagine someone doing as a knockoff of the real top stem cell journal Cell Stem Cell. The fake journal name?

Stem Cell Stem Cell

My whole crazy list of fake and maybe future real stem cell journals with wacky names is here. Good for a laugh.

TGIF top 10 weird stem cell posts: magic testicle soup, Kim Kardashian, zombies, & more

kardashian-vampire-facialAfter six and a half years blogging here, I’ve seen so much crazy stuff. Not all of it was even “bloggable” due to its nature.

For TGIF, here are 10 of the weirdest posts from this blog over the years.

Where’s the Beef? Reality Check on Stem Cell Test Tube Burger Baloney

ZombieStem cells in my Pepsi? A new crazy stem cell myth

Please pass on bull testicles Soup No. 5 & on stem cell Soup No. 7

Haruko Obokata 小保方 晴子-like Game Character Conducts ‘Dangerous Research’

Stem cells sold for better sex part 2: bigger & better penis?

Strangest stem cell event of 2012: Moriguchi’s fake iPS cell transplants

Testimony in shocking supermodel stem cell fraud case: “I lied to patients”

Kim Kardashian vampire facelift: stem cells in there?Soup No.5

Beyond zombies: reviving dead people with stem cells & lasers?

Stranger than fiction: the electric stem cell bra for breast enlargement

Kim Kardashian vampire facelift: stem cells in there?

kardashian-vampire-facialCelebrities such as Kim Kardashian are reportedly getting so-called vampire face lifts.

Why?

Perhaps because stem cells and other material inside the processed blood is supposed to make them younger?

Yes, that is Kim above (photo from Kim Kardashian on Instagram) with her face smeared with blood, but not just ordinary Kardashian blood. Instead it reportedly is her blood that has been centrifuged and processed to make a biomagical concoction perhaps boosted with stem cells.

And one shouldn’t forget that apparently she had her face “micro-needled” first to let all that good stuff smeared on her face into her skin tissue. This prep process has been described as rototilling your face (see device below…yes each little thing on there is a needle).

Yikes! Looks like a torture device to me.micro needling

But possibly this is a case of mistaken therapeutic identity as it appears Kim had a treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is not actually a stem cell product…at least probably not. These days, who knows.

She’s very pretty, but I think better off without the blood, needling, etc.

Don’t you agree?