July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Stem Cells

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What’s the latest on the now two-week-old STAP stem cell saga? More preliminary data from around the world.  People continue to deposit their data into our crowdsourcing page with 8 reports so far and I know some of them are from top-notch labs. Only one of them is even slightly encouraging with a report of faint activity from a Nanog-GFP reporter, while the rest are discouraging. It is still early days, but I think if nothing else so far these reports tell us that …Read More

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I just participated in a panel discussion at the World Stem Cell Summit moderated by Lee Buckler on what patients should be thinking about as they contemplate non-compliant stem cell interventions. Also on the panel was Dr. Allan Wu. Both Lee and Al are exceptional members of the stem cell community so it was fantastic to be on the panel with them. Above is a picture of me, Lee, and fellow blogger Alexey Bersenev. A key take home message from Al during the panel …Read More

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On November 15th the 2013 World Alliance Forum “Future of Stem Cells” will be held in San Francisco. It looks to be an awesome meeting. The lineup of speakers is frankly stunning and in part the meeting is to congratulate Shinya Yamanaka on winning the Nobel Prize. It is a once in a lifetime kind of event. I have arranged with the organizers of the meeting to give away two free registrations to the meeting to readers of this blog. I expect a lot more than two …Read More

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Somewhere out in the ocean there is a container ship steaming from Singapore here to the US and getting close to our shores. On that ship are the first printing copies of my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide. At the same time, preparations for the e-book version are just about done. I hope you find the book interesting. It’s topics range from proposed new FDA reforms to a Stem Cell Patient Bill of Rights to an insider’s look at many of the …Read More