In my book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, I have published something new for the stem cell field: a Stem Cell Patients Bill of Rights. I’ve past it below in visual form. As I was making this Bill of Rights, I thought about what patients have told me are the most pressing issues for them as they considering stem cell treatments. I also have done years of research on the most important clinical issues related to the use of stem cells.
In my book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, I propose a new global symbol or logo that I created for stem cells inspired by the cell fate tree models that we have been discussing (image below). In this new symbol, which can also be thought of as a model of sorts in the shape of a tree, I have tried to convey the ability of one stem cell to make a rainbow of differentiated cell types. Hence, the stem cell (at the bottom in the trunk …Read More
What would your predictions be for 7 years down the road and by the way please read the eye chart below out loud. How’s your vision? Today’s post is a chance to let one’s optimism and excitement about stem cells run a bit wild looking ahead not to next year, but 7 years ahead to the year 2020. Can we make 20/20 (i.e. accurate) predictions for where the stem cell field will be that far down the road? In my upcoming book (you can …Read More
In about a month my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, should be available as an e-book from the publisher and from Amazon. It’s available for pre-order now at Amazon here. The “real” book (i.e. the one made of paper) should be available in September. The book costs $29. Any writers out there interested in doing a review please contact me. As I’ve said before, I wrote this book in part because I wanted to learn more about stem cells and had gone looking in …Read More