July 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell questions

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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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What are the most interesting questions for the stem cell field in 2014 right now? What’s on your mind? I’m not going to give this deep thought, but rather just list those questions bouncing around at the moment in no particular order. You can see a lot of translational/clinical things are on my mind. I’ve put possible answers, but these are highly speculative and/or based on hope in some cases. What’s next for ACT’s hESC-based clinical trials and Takahashi’s iPS cell-based clinical study for macular …Read More

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For stem cell educational outreach I did a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” or Reddit AMA about 5-6 months ago on stem cells and the response was great. There were so many wonderful questions and comments. I only wished I could have gotten to all of them. In total there were more than 1,100 comments. Yeah, people are really excited and interested in stem cells. In that spirit of answer more questions, I talked with Reddit and we have a Stem Cell AMA 2.0 coming …Read More

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Many patients ask me what questions they should be asking doctors and stem cell clinics about possible stem cell therapies. Here is my top 10 list of key items (in both graphic summarized form and detailed text form) that you need to know about and questions about a potential stem cell therapy. Some of these questions are indeed probing, but that’s appropriate when you consider these folks may inject stem cells in your body, a therapy that may never go away completely. It’s not …Read More