Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Welcome to StemPath!

StemPath aims to be the source for stem cell and regenerative medicine news, views, and concepts to pathologists and other physician scientists.

The idea for this blog came about when I was presenting at the recent USCAP meeting. The questions following my presentation were not directed toward the study design or interpretations, rather they originated from confusion about what a stem cell actually is.

"So, what is the difference between a stem cell and a progenitor anyway?" one well respected pathologist remarked.

That may not seem like a simple question and in fact it is not an easy one to answer. However, I knew then that regenerative medicine has not reached the mainstream practicing pathologist and the concepts of stem cell biology that underlie this new field of study need to be given a voice.

In this blog I will focus on concepts of stem cell biology, markers of stem cells and progenitors in health and disease, current happenings in the field, and the future practice of regenerative medicine.

Please feel free to post comments and subscribe to StemPath!

1 comment:

Mark D. Pool, M.D. said...

Welcome to the Pathology Blogosphere! I wish you the best and look forward to reading your posts. Thanks for following The Daily Sign-Out.