July 10, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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Bulls-eye! Here are some stem cell weekend reads including both interesting new papers & news headlines. Of course, this week also had stem cell awareness day and I wrote about 10 key issues for the field for the coming 10 years! Weekend reads Papers Chromatin and Single-Cell RNA-Seq Profiling Reveal Dynamic Signaling and Metabolic Transitions during Human  A simple and versatile system for the ATP-dependent assembly of chromatin Genetic Evolution of Glioblastoma Stem‐like Cells from Primary to Recurrent Tumor MYC Controls Human Pluripotent Stem Cell …Read More

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Snopes said what about stem cells? A brief search of Snopes for “stem cells” produces some wacky claims about our favorite cells. They tackle some stem cell myths floating around out there that overlap somewhat with a post I did about 5 years ago on stem cell myths. I’ve listed below the search results on the first page from Snopes for stem cells, with below each one my thoughts on it. Should You Save Baby Teeth for Stem Cells? Eh, maybe…maybe not. Can a …Read More

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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, …Read More

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Happy science Friday and here’s a TGIF list of recent stem cell news and papers. The FDA warning letter to Richard Burt of Northwestern related to noncompliance issues with his stem cell clinic trial for MS has dominated the news recently, but some other notable things have happened as well on stem cells and more generally in science. I’ve posted some notable news bites below. More insights on molecular mechanisms of control of cancer stem cells and potential ties to metastasis from Nature paper …Read More