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The commentary on “Defining Pluripotency in Human Cells” is up at the Niche.

Featuring commentary on their previous article by Peter Andrews, Shinya Yamanaka, Paul Tesar, and William Gunn(aka yours truly). I really like Paul Tesar’s idea of a “pluripotency score”, because it’s just this kind of multi-factorial definition we’ll need to really … Continue reading

13. December 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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What’s New in Pubmed? Nothing!

There’s a long-standing problem with trying to follow the literature on MSCs. The more proper name is “multipotent stromal cells“, whereas the name many people still use is “mesenchymal stem cells”. There’s also plenty of literature, on what is presumably … Continue reading

05. December 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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A couple reasons why columnists should be very careful when they opine about science.

Even active scientists often make mistakes when they comment on fields outside their expertise. In a recent example not involving a crackpot theory of quantum consciousness or intelligent design, Charles Krauthammer, an columnist for the Washington Post with a background … Continue reading

04. December 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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Conference notes from Genostem International Symposium on Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Genostem is a consortium of 160 European scientists from 11 EC member countries comprising 11 academic institutions and 5 private enterprises. The project, founded in 2004, is focused on developing and applying advances in cell based therapies for the regeneration … Continue reading

29. November 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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I’m sticky!

I was going through my logs banning spammers (using the Antileech plug-in, so let me know if you see feed weirdness) and I was pleased to find that according to cureparalysisnow.org, I’m an excellent resource. I don’t know much about … Continue reading

21. November 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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What’s New in Pubmed This Week: Stem cells

I’m subscribed to some search feeds at Pubmed. Here’s what caught my eye this week in the Stem Cells feed: There were 35 new articles this week, only two of which were open access.

05. November 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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Nature interviews Alan Trounson, the new head of California’s Institute for Regerative Medicine.

CIRM is a state-run institution with a mission to advance research in regenerative medicine, and it will be interesting to see how effective this kind of monolithic non-university institute can be in terms of making real scientific progress. The position … Continue reading

01. October 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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