August 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

science advocacy

2 min read

A hot topic in biomedical sciences is converting white “bad” fat into brown “good” fat. The latter type of adipose is viewed more positively because it seems to be associated with a relatively metabolically more active, leaner state. Could we somehow convert white adipose to brown adipose and in so doing have a beneficial effect on health? Researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute just came out with some new research on potential stem cell-related approaches to the much-vaunted conversion of white-to-brown fat. The paper was …Read More

3 min read

Scientists want to stay up to speed on all the latest technological developments whether it is new equipment or new methods. To not stay up to speed on these techno innovations would be a huge mistake as a scientist. For example, imagine a stem cell biologist today who was clueless about cellular reprogramming? So why then do so many scientists cling to outdated technology when it comes to communication? Why do they refuse to be an advocate outside their lab even in the slightest …Read More