July 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Takanori Takebe

3 min read

The classic sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage keeps coming to mind for me as I see and do research involving organoids. In it, the heroes travel inside of the human body in a craft, observing all kinds of awesome biology in an up close and personal kind of way on route into the brain with the goal to do microsurgery of a sorts. Even though this movie came out a year before I was born, I saw it later as a kid and found it captivating. …Read More

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The big stem cell buzz the last day or two has been the news exploding across mainstream media outlets about laboratory-produced human livers grown from stem cells. It’s good news to be sure as it would seem we might be one important step closer to a new reality for millions of people suffering from liver disease. There are not enough livers to go around for transplants. However, this advance is just one small even if important step and many more remain. What was the science …Read More