September 18, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Suzanne Somers

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Last year an odd pub  made the big claim that the interstitium is a new organ. I didn’t buy that. Now an over-the-top stem cell advertisement that recently ran in the San Diego Union-Tribune (U-T) is piggybacking off of the supposed “interstitium as new tissue” claim to make all kinds of other claims about some mystery “stem cell” pill. You can see a picture at left of the ad that a The Niche reader sent to me. The word “cure” there is like a …Read More

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Two emerging acronyms in the for-profit stem cell world that remain unknown to most academic stem cell scientists, but that are generating the most buzz are: SVF and CAL. These are two fat acronyms. What? These acronyms relate to adipose (fat) stem cell-based procedures. SVF stands for “stromal vascular fraction”. SVF is, for lack of a better word, a fat extract. There is even a wiki page on SVF (which has the model image above) that is mostly accurate, but needs some work. To …Read More