August 5, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

weird science

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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

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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? Here in Davis, CA we have a huge population of wild ones too (see pic at right from here in Davis) in addition to the store kind. Here are my top 10 geeky turkey facts. 10. The bird “turkey” actually is named after the country Turkey. Who’d have thunk it? Reportedly, Europeans mistakenly thought the turkeys they saw …Read More