May 31, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell exosomes

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There’s always debate about stem cells and regenerative medicine, right? There are very strong opinions in our field. Here is a list of 10 current, provocative questions. I have my own ideas about the answers to these. Weigh in with comments with your answers. I’m going to do a follow up post with some discussion of the questions. I may do another follow up with the top 10 policy questions in our arena. Here’s today’s list in no particular order.

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By Johnathon Anderson There’s been an explosion of interest in the biomedical world around a recently characterized cell-to-cell communication system that most cells use to talk to one another, including stem cells. In fact the first patient has been successfully treated in Germany with exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells for refractory graft versus host disease. This newly discovered communication system involves little bubbles called “exosomes” that cells secrete and pass on to their neighbors. This new cell communication system is akin to cells …Read More