October 25, 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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The World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego was a great meeting this past week. It was my 3rd straight Summit and the best of all. It’s a unique mix of science, medicine, and policy that links together key players from every corner of the field. I talked stem cells one-on-one or in small groups with more than 100 people in our diverse field during the meeting. It was remarkable. Some patterns emerged in terms of the topics on the most people’s minds. Based …Read More