June 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell clinical trials

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One of the many interesting ways in which “stem cells” are named in different languages around the world is “mother cells”. For example, in Spanish, you can learn more about these “mother cells” here in ¿Qué son las células madre? On Mother’s Day it is worth thinking about where the stem cell field stands at this time. There has never been a more exciting time than today for stem cell research and the related area of regenerative medicine. There is good reason for hope that …Read More

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Total Stem Cell Clinical TrialsLate in 2012 I did a piece on the global trends in stem cell clinical trials. It is time for an update. Another look at stem cell clinical trials now (late Sept. 2013) based on the clinicaltrials.gov database shows an encouraging trend. Total Stem Cell Clinical Trials The total number of stem cell clinical trials registered in the database has risen in the last 10 months or so from 4,316 to 4,775, a 10.6% increase. The U.S. continues to dominate …Read More

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This is the first in a new series of posts I’m doing in lessons I’ve learned from the ever-increasing number of patients who contact me directly or are readers of this blog who make great comments. Today’s post is focused on the lack of availability of and exclusions of the vast majority of patients from clinical trials, an issue that I believe many stem cell researchers are largely unaware of at this time. The standard advice in the stem cell field is to encourage …Read More