New Lab Based Research Option Available

The Panama College of Cell Science now offers an exciting laboratory-based option to students who prefer to complete a dissertation based on actual stem cell research. Up to now, our graduate students have done elegant “reviews” to meet their dissertation requirement. These review papers have been published in peer reviewed journals as well as through …

The Importance of the Paired Mice Experiments to Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Here at the Panama College of Cell Science, we have spent a good amount of time on the "Paired Mice " experiments. Although for our purposes, the seminal paper was issued over 10 years ago in 2005, the importance of the paired mice experiments has yet to be fully appreciated by clinicians, physicians, and clinical …

Suggestions for Graduate Students Completing Dissertations at Panama College of Cell Science

 by Walter P. Drake, Director Panama College of Cell Science November 2015 "Do not pay any fees to view scientific articles. Boycott all "pay to view" scientific journal publishers." At the Panama College of Cell Science, we require dissertations as part of our 3 year online PhD degree in stem cell biology. So when our …

Stem Cell Musings- An Essay by Dr. Walter P. Drake, Director, Panama College of Cell Science

[Please Note: I am not opposed whatsoever to embryonic stem cell research which continues to lead to valuable understandings about cell-cell interactions. However, these synthetic laboratory models are not likely to lead to any patient therapies, which for many people, particularly patients with debilitating diseases,  is the most important goal of stem cell research.] It …

Why We Teach Adult Stem Cell Therapies At Our Graduate School

Repair Stem Cell Institute October Newsletter details some current adult stem cell treatments. And this is why, at the Panama College of Cell Science, our three year online PhD program introduces our graduate students to international stem cell therapies available now. Except of course in the United States, where few if any stem cell therapies …

Portable Stem Cell Expander Needed

Note to Students: A desk top adult stem cell multiplier apparatus is needed worldwide The website of the Drake Biomedical Institute recently published rudimentary design criteria for the Stem Cell Expresso Machine, a desk top stem cell expansion bioreactor for use in physicians' offices and small clinics. As Dr. Walter Drake has stated: "We do …

There is No Such Thing as an “Autologous Embryonic Stem Cell”

Even our graduate students know that!!! Here at the Panama College of Cell Science, we try to teach students to be specific regarding their use of terms. Even though our three year online PhD biology program is delivered online, yet, we try to approach stem cell science in a scholarly manner. Lately we have noticed …

Welcome to Our Student Applicants from South Korea, India, and Nigeria

The Panama College of Cell Science is pleased by the interest shown in our program from applicants in South Korea, India, and Nigeria. More and more biology majors are realizing the exciting field of stem cell science is now opening and that this is a field well worth pursuing as an advanced degree. Manipal University …

Acting Dean of Panama College of Cell Science Resigns from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

Dr. Walter P. Drake, Acting Dean of the Panama College of Cell Science, resigned his membership in the ISSCR. In a letter directed to the President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, he criticized the organization for its one sided support of embryonic stem cell research to the exclusion of research with adult …

Stanford Does Not Have the Only Graduate Program In Stem Cell Biology

In April 2011, Stanford University School of Medicine claimed to have established the "first PhD program in stem cell science in the world". You can read the story at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2011/april/stem-phd.html, stating that "Stanford is the first to create a free-standing doctoral program dedicated solely to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine". The article goes on …