November 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

weird science

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Americans eat tens of millions of turkeys each year on Thanksgiving, but what the heck is a turkey really? It’s a heckuva of strange bird, isn’t it? They are so big my 110-lb dog Mica won’t go after them. Also, this year during the pandemic we may be eating a lot less turkey collectively so I wonder what will happen to all those especially large turkeys out on farms? Live another year? Here in Davis, CA we have a huge population of wild ones …Read More

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Here are my suggested weekend reads on stem cells & regenerative medicine. I also threw in some stem cell news headlines and more general science stories…and some CRISPR. What are your weekend reads? Lysosome activation clears aggregates and enhances quiescent neural stem cell activation during aging in Science (a.k.a., taking out the stem cellular trash for brain health) See part of Figure 1a. Prior Treatment with Anti‐High Mobility Group Box‐1 Antibody Boosts Human Neural Stem Cell Transplantation‐Mediated Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury In Landmark …Read More