TGIF: Week’s Stem Cell Headlines, Papers, & Resources

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What are the latest developments in stem cells and regenerative medicine in this first week of 2017 and right before the end of the past year? Here are some of the headlines and papers that have popped up that seem notable or surprising. Be sure to also check out our stem cell & regenerative medicine meeting hub for 2017.

Alexey’s review of Cell Therapy (including stem cells/regen med) in 2016. Must-read. This links to his part 2 and there is a link to part 1 there. This is on his Cell Trials blog.

A Rapid Pipeline to Model Rare Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Simultaneous CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing. Cool system described in Stem Cells article.

Scientists find link between maternal environment and neurodevelopment disorders. More on neurodevelopment. Environment and genetics do a tango in development.

NYSCF and PGP announce availability of unique new stem cell resource for scientific research. More stem cell resources the better.

What happens to rejected papers? Neuroskeptic takes a look. A little off topic, but very interesting.

Stem Cell Research: How Scientists Grew Stomach Tissue In A Lab. Does it get hungry?

How Trump Could Slow Medical Progress. Worries about Trump & biomedical sciences.

Will President Trump restrict embryonic stem cell research funding. More worries on Trump. 

Genetically engineered immune cells melt away deadly brain tumors (from CIRM blog) New approaches to brain tumors are urgently needed. Minor thing — not sure about the use of “melt away” as a metaphor here.

Weekend science reads: lab labor, pubs, CRISPR shrooms, money & more

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Here are some weekend science reads for you.

A new type of “magic” mushroom? MIT Tech Review on lack of oversight of new GMO foods coming to your plate.

DrugMonkey’s piece on lab labor and specifically whether undergrads “count” drew a lot of comments there. Of course they count in my view.

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Science TGIF: useful, fun sciency videos & stuff

  • The Myth of Beer Goggles? from Neuroskeptic. No drinking doesn’t necessarily make people seem more attractive…research from the field (bars).
  • Critters take a dip in our world in the videos below. The bear video is awesome.

And these guys trying to catch the pool-crashing gator are not doing too well at first…