January 18, 2021

The Niche

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The stem cell paper of the week is a fun one about how capsaicin and nociceptors reportedly mobilize blood stem cells.  However, since the authors only show this in mice, could it also happen in humans? They argue it’s likely happening in people too. Note that nociceptors are special structures in our bodies that sense pain, not just from spicy food but also from other sources. Where to even start of think about the big take-home message? “Spicy food sparks stem cells” or “stem …Read More

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I thought I’d take a look again into the world of stem cell supplements since it’s been a few years. What I found now in 2020 wasn’t a pretty picture. This post has several sections so feel free to jump to sections below. What’s in this article Supplements in general   |   Stem cell supplements claims    |   Supplement ads and products    |   Stem-Kine    |   Regenexx Supplements    |   Big picture take-home Note that “supplements” here refer to things people can ingest to …Read More

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If you want to fight aging, should you turn to stem cells? Does the idea of stem cells to battle getting old even make any sense? The answer is, “it depends.” It’s a really interesting area conceptually and technically for stem cells. A theory. There is evidence that things that happen to our endogenous stem cells are linked to aging. In my book Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, which I’m hoping to get a new edition out for next year, I even proposed the …Read More