A TGIF weekend reading list of new stem cell pubs & headlines

In case you have some free time for reading this week, here’s a list containing an assortment of interesting research articles and stem cell headlines. I’ve thrown some oddballs in there too including one article from May 1983, when I was just finishing up junior high. No, I didn’t write it. And no the headline for this current blog post is not referring to stem cell-themed pubs where you can go get some ale made from stem cells, but that’s not a bad idea, right?

Yeah, it’s been one of those long, busy weeks and it’s only Friday. And from the TGIF archives a piece from last year including stem cell soup, Kim Kardashian, and zombies.

And now the list.

PNAS, Butts, Et al. Figure 5H 2017

Newsy pieces

Research & other journal articles

And the one from 1983, Stem Cell is a Stem Cell is a Stem Cell. But is it? This reminds me of a fake journal name I came up with some time ago I imagine someone doing as a knockoff of the real top stem cell journal Cell Stem Cell. The fake journal name?

Stem Cell Stem Cell

My whole crazy list of fake and maybe future real stem cell journals with wacky names is here. Good for a laugh.

Beyond zombies: reviving dead people with stem cells & lasers?

Bioquark

Image from Bioquark website

There’s been a lot of buzz the last few days about reviving the dead  via stem cells.

Is this possible? Who knows, but it would be very long odds.

Could it lead to zombies? Not really, but there could be negative outcomes even if it seems to sorta work (more below).

Bioquark, Inc. is a biotech company reportedly pursuing the idea of using a combo of lasers and stem cells to bring people back. By dead in this case, we mean people who are brain dead and otherwise have practical possibility of returning to life.

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