September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Nature Materials

2 min read

Just how often do press releases (PR) get science wrong? A new paper came out from the lab of Matthias Lutolf in Nature Materials that seems interesting. Using a special matrix, reprogramming of cells reportedly worked better. Good stuff. However, a (PR) from the home institution of EPFL and media pick up on the story used unfortunate language that evoked the STAP cell mess of 2014 regarding this new paper. For instance the PR is poorly entitled “squeezing cells into stem cells” and it had …Read More