Paul Knoepfler

CAR-T cells review: cancer & a critical look at possible uses in aging & COVID-19

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Introduction to CAR-T cells CAR-T cells are an exciting cutting-edge technology that has been garnering great interest including in the stem cell field. Potential therapeutic uses of CAR-T, which stands for Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells (CAR-T), are being studied in clinical trials as immunotherapies to potentially fight cancer as well as many other diseases by …

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Review of 4 cell therapy types under study for COVID-19

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This is a post by Mina Kim, a UC Davis student intern for The Niche blog, about the main types of cellular therapies being studied clinically for COVID-19. During the novel coronavirus pandemic with millions of COVID-19 cases, the development of safe and effective treatments for patients is vital. Cellular medicine treatments are one of …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year Award Ceremony for Dr. Masayo Takahashi

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A few days ago I attended the World Alliance Forum in San Francisco on stem cells and regenerative medicine. At this meeting in addition to hearing the great talks, meeting new scientists, and having some great discussions in the halls, I had the honor of giving Dr. Masayo Takahashi the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the …

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The model of a patient advocate: what are the key elements of success?

I deal with many patient advocates and that is one of my favorite parts of my job. They are wonderful! However some go above and beyond the call of duty and are model advocates in my opinion. Others do some great things, but also some negative things such as attacking the FDA publicly, which serves …

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