Transplanted Stem Cells Last A Long Time – Do They Make You Sick?

Careful You May Be Stuck with the Cell’s Phenotype and Genotype for a Very Long Time Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) are responsible for generating and maintaining the extremely diverse pool of blood cells, everything from red blood cells to T-cells, for our lifetime. HSPC transplantation, also known as bone marrow transplantation, remains the […]

Adult Stem Cells Have Memory

Why Previously Injured Skin Heals Faster Than Normal Tissues in our body contain small niches of quiescent adult stem cells that can, upon demand, multiply and differentiate into myriad somatic cell types as required and dictated by environmental demands. In the skin, stem cells can divide and transform into cell types that produce, for example, […]

Check Point Inhibitors for Cancer Delivered by Haematopoietic Stem Cells

Dr. James Allison’s Nobel Prize Winning Technology Delivered by Stem Cells Scientists at UCLA reported this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering that they had constructed a stem cell conjugated to a platelet that had been decorated with anti-PD-1 antibodies. James Allison, Ph.D. developed “checkpoint inhibitors” while a professor at Berkeley beginning in the 1990s, for which […]