November 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Meri Firpo

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365 days a year, 24 hours a day stem cells are growing in labs around the world, providing a never-ending stream of data and products, with real hope, good news, and lots of surprises. You can see some past examples of good news in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field highlighted on The Niche here. Today’s post brings 2 examples of recent good news and a brain organoid surprise. And one bonus more about space and when you’d run out of air (or not …Read More

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As a scientist blogger, I have a lot to be thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches so I wanted to say “Thanks.” First, I want to thank the readers of this blog who make it a reality. If no one reads a blog, then pretty much it doesn’t exist for all intents and purposes. Second, I want to thank the commenters on this blog. They enrich the dialogue and often teach me and others important things. They sometimes also point out where I screwed up …Read More

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What’s going on with legislation on ES cell research in Minnesota? I blogged before about how Oklahoma legislators were heading toward passing legislation that would make it a crime to do ES cell research. Unfortunately, that legislation just passed. As if that were not bad enough, now potentially life saving research in Minnesota is starting to come under attack.  A Minnesota anti-abortion group is pushing legislation, which very well may pass, to ban human cloning.   The hidden agenda here is to ultimately make …Read More