May 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell epigenetics

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The FDA warning letter to Richard Burt of Northwestern related to noncompliance issues with his stem cell clinic trial for MS has dominated the news recently, but some other notable things have happened as well on stem cells and more generally in science. I’ve posted some notable news bites below. More insights on molecular mechanisms of control of cancer stem cells and potential ties to metastasis from Nature paper and interesting Nature cover depicting cancer stem cells above: A distinct role for Lgr5+ stem cells in …Read More

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This is the second in a series of videos I’m doing where I answer questions about the stem cell field. You can see the Episode 1 video here. Today I tackle more questions on the stem cell field. If you have more stem cell questions, let me know and I’ll try to answer them next time. One reader asked me about stem cells for stroke and about one company, Athersys, in particular, but I haven’t had time to tackle that one in such a way …Read More

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There’s a lot going on in the world of stem cells making for many striking headlines lately. Here are some stem cell headlines that caught my attention. Haploid Stem Cells Created. Could these cells be used to make germ cells? Charlatans and snake-oil salesmen ‘hijacking stem cell therapies’ in Australia In the CRISPR patent fight, the Broad Institute gains edge. The CRISPR-Cas9 patent chess match continues and some think Broad has slight advantage at this point. CIRM grant to fund proposed stem cell trials for ALS. Go CIRM 2.0. Removing Epigenetic Post-it …Read More

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Many of this blog’s readers ask about my own lab’s research: what is the focus of the work in the Knoepfler Lab? You can go check out our lab website, but I thought it might be time again to blog about what we are all about as a lab and what we have been up to most recently. I am fortunate to have an exceptional team of researchers in my lab. Our mission is to advance knowledge toward two main goals: (1) the development …Read More

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Below is a list of upcoming stem cell and regenerative medicine conferences and meetings in 2015. If you do not see your meeting, please let me know and I will include it. This list is meant to be as inclusive as possible, but by listing specific events I am not necessarily endorsing them. Enjoy! Genetic Engineering of Mammalian Stem Cells, Wellcome Trust, February 16-28, 2015, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. Gordon Research Conference: Stem Cells & Cancer. Exploring the Heterogeneity of Cancer Cells and Relevance to Therapy, …Read More

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Many of this The Niche‘s readers ask about what my own lab’s research. What is the focus of the research of the Knoepfler Lab? You can go check out our lab website, but I thought it might be time to blog about what we are all about as a lab and what we have been up to most recently. I am fortunate to have an exceptional team of researchers in my lab. Our mission is to advance knowledge toward two main goals: (1) the …Read More