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Please cite this contribution as follows: Yana Onikiychuk. Fascinating news on stem cells, still a lot to explore. Blog comment, Maximow Award contest, May 2012. Cell Ther Transplant/Maximow Award, May 2012;blog-comment_02. doi:10.3205/maximowaward_2012_blog-comment_02

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Yana Onikiychuk. May 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

Fascinating news on stem cells, still a lot to explore in this field.

However, I can’t see any terminological pitfalls here. We can leave the term ‘stem cell’ as it is, to name a general subject, a ‘stem’ term as such, and then think about new, more precise terms for recently discovered subpopulations.
I think some authors have already done this for us – see Muller-Sieburg et al., March 2012, Blood. They say: “Three subsets can be distinguished when HSCs are classified by their differentiation capacity: myeloid-biased (My-bi), balanced (Bala), and lymphoid-biased (Ly-bi) HSCs”. Why not to use those terms?

Correct me if I’m wrong.
Thanks! 

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Please cite this contribution as follows: Yana Onikiychuk. Fascinating news on stem cells, still a lot to explore. Blog comment, Maximow Award contest, May 2012. Cell Ther Transplant/Maximow Award, May 2012;blog-comment_02. doi:10.3205/maximowaward_2012_blog-comment_02

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