August 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell interview

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About six weeks ago I had my head shaved to raise funds for childhood cancer research via the awesome St. Baldrick’s Foundation. It was an exciting week because by chance, I also was invited to be the guest on a Sacramento PBS TV discussion show called Studio Sacramento hosted by Scott Syphax just two days later. Scott is a tremendous interviewer and host. You can watch it here if you are interested. Why watch? It’s a real person (me) talking frankly about all the …Read More

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This past year of 2013 was a wild one for stem cells. 2014 looks to be just as cool and fun as 2013 as well as having at least as many freaky moments. What’s in store? Here’s your preview to whet your appetite for stem cell info, much you cannot get elsewhere including unique blog series. I can’t spill all the beans, but I’m working on some stories already that I hope will be reader favorites in various ways. Two series in 2014 in …Read More

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I had the pleasure of being interview on the cool nationally broadcast science radio show, Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku. It was great fun! I just listened to it for the first time (I was too busy this weekend when it was live broadcast) and I think it actually turned out great. Who knew? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN We cover all kinds of topics related to stem cells including a human body shop, building new stem cell organs, the kinds of stem cells, and so …Read More

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Here an anonymous stem cell scientist frankly answers questions about the field in an interview with me. Of course I have to ask you about the recent U.S. court ruling essentially declaring all federal funding of human ES cell work illegal. What’s your take on this? ANSWER: The ruling has so many flaws in it. It is purely political and the judge was crass. The legal wangling is nauseating. And the impact? ANSWER: For the moment, it is disastrous. Many are not getting the …Read More