Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Let’s thank pluripotent stem cells,
For making humans like me and you
Happy Valentine’s Day from me and everyone at CIRM! Today, we are celebrating this day of love by sending our warmest wishes to you our readers. We’re grateful for your interest in learning more about stem cells and your steadfast support for the advancement of stem cell research.
We also want to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to your stem cells, yes that’s right the stem cells you have in your body. Without pluripotent stem cells, which are embryonic cells that generate all the cells in your body, humans wouldn’t exist. And without adult stem cells, which live in your tissues and organs, we wouldn’t have healthy, functioning bodies.
So, as you’re wishing your loved ones, friends, and colleagues a Happy Valentine’s Day, take a moment to thank your body and the stem cells living in it for keeping you alive.
I’ll leave you with a few Valentine’s Day themed stem cell blogs for you to enjoy. Have a wonderful day!
Valentine’s Day Themed Blogs:
1) Toronto Scientists Have an Affair with the Heart by OIRMexpression
2) A Cardiac Love Triangle: How Transcription Factors Interact to Make a Heart by the Stem Cellar
3) Stem Cells on Valentine’s Day: Update on Cardiac Regenerative Medicine by Paul Knoepfler on the Niche Blog
4) Hope For Broken Hearts this Valentine’s Day – a Clinical Trial to Repair the Damage by the Stem Cellar
Special thanks to Samantha Yammine for letting us her her “Icy Astrocytes” photo in our Valentine’s Day graphic.