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The Niche 2019 stem cell pic contest winner is Shiri Gur-Cohen

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A couple weeks ago I launched our 2019 stem cell pic contest here on The Niche. It was a challenge for me choosing the winner from the top 9 finalists, whose images I made a composite of that is included toward the end of this post. The picture at the bottom of the composite seems …

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Stem cell pioneer Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代) leaves RIKEN

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In a surprise, Dr. Masayo Takahashi has announced that she has left RIKEN. Takahashi indicates she will be new President of a company called Vision Care, Inc. as part of the Kobe Eye Center. I’ve pasted a picture of Takahashi’s Tweet with translation more toward the bottom of the post. A big thanks to Piero …

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The future of California stem cell research & CIRM

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The four words “California stem cell research” go nicely together and I hope they will continue to resonate in a special way to people around the world in the coming decade. We are at a crossroads for stem cell research in California as the original form of the California Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) winds down. …

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Stem cell good news: novel cancer work, new CA bills, Alzheimer’s, & more pubs

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There’s nothing like stem cell good news and interesting publications to perk one up on a Monday. Enjoy. What recent papers have struck you as exciting? Novel stem cell-based cancer approaches (Part 1) It was exciting when Fate Therapeutics got the first induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) IND in the U.S. for their IPSC-derived natural killer cell …

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Vote now for finalists for Stem Cell Person of the Year Award 2017

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We have our 20 nominees for Stem Cell Person of the Year for 2017. Who will get the Award? You have a big role to play in this process. In addition to having had the chance to nominate people, now you as The Niche community get to vote to pick the top 10 finalists. In the …

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20 Stem Cell Person of The Year 2017 Award Nominees

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Nominations have closed for the 2017 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award and we have a great group of nominees. I’ve listed them below in alphabetical order, along with a bit of description of who they are, which includes in some cases the language used by the nominator(s). Where possible I’ve included a link …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016: Patient Advocate Ted Harada

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Patient advocate Ted Harada is the recipient of this year’s Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Congrats also to the runner-up, HD patient advocate Judy Roberson. The three of us together are pictured at left. You can read about the 20 nominees here and see the vote results that picked the 10 finalists here. …

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Nominations open for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016 Award

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Nominations are open starting today for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2016. Please email me your nominations: knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu. This is a unique award as it is given to an individual who has taken risks to help others within the stem cell field and they based their actions on outside-the-box thinking. Another …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year 2015: Jeanne Loring

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Congratulations to Dr. Jeanne Loring, the winner of the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2015. Facing steep competition from a very tough field of competitors of finalists, Jeanne came out as the winner for her exceptional contributions in 2015 and throughout her many years in the field. She not only has made …

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