The Stem Cell Podcast is proud to bring you our 50th Episode. Be sure to visit stemcellpodcast.com for current and past episodes and to sign up for our newsletter. We begin as always with our Science Roundup sponsored by Thermo Fisher. In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from the US going to Pluto, a fast growing black hole, discovery of taste of fat, planned parenthood selling fetal tissue, stem cell stocks, functional liver cells from stem cells and more. For the interview portion of the show, sponsored by STEMCELL Technologies, we bring on internationally recognized stem cell pioneer Dr. George Daley from Children’s Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to discuss all things stem cells. We then finish off the show with a rant on wobbly tables. Enjoy! [Read more…]
Welcome everybody to Episode 41, be sure to visit stemcellpodcast.com for current and past episodes and to sign up for our newsletter. We begin as always with our Science Roundup sponsored by Thermo Fisher. In this episode we discuss topics ranging from, the c. elegans worm that can detect cancer in urine samples, a new autism gene, germ line genetic modifications, stem cells from sheep for face cream, a new way to make 3D mini-lungs in the dish and a new protein involved in making neurons from stem cells. Then we bring on Dr. Eirini Papapetrou, an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai where she discusses her work and latest paper on using stem cells to model blood diseases containing a chromosomal deletion. We then finish off the show with a rant on the company refrigerator rules.
Below are all of the papers mentioned on the show. We are working on a way to categorize all of the research papers we mention and possibly even provide audio summaries. Enter in your name and e-mail address below, and we will notify you of when this feature is available.[Read more…]
Episode 23, we kick it off with the science round up and talk about papers covering all topics from good friends genetically looking like blood relatives, ebola outbreaks, in vivo reprogramming to restore function after hear attack to converting pluripotent stem cells to blood stem cells. We then bring back to the show Dr. Daylon James to talk about a new paper in nature where they use a vascular niche to help instruct and reprogram endothelial cells to blood stem cells. We then rant about umbrellas. Yes, you read correctly, umbrellas.[Read more…]
In this episode we touch on the topic of cancer and how stem cells are relevant for disease progression and potential therapeutics. In the science roundup we cover zombie bees, stem cells for baldness, dipping cells in acid to make stem cells, and how to identify the difference between iPSCs and hESCs.
We then interview another stem cell pioneer, Dr. Sean Morrison, who is internationally recognized for his work in understanding the mechanisms of stem cell regulatory mechanisms and how this is relevant in cancer. Then of course, we finish up with a signature SCP rant. Enjoy![Read more…]
In this episode we continue right along starting with our science round up, which includes the CTE issue in the NFL, Nobel laureates, and more gut bacteria.
Then we interview stem cell biologist Dr. Daylon James to discuss the field of blood stem cells; different strategies and clinical implications. Then all of us rant about the lack of diversity in stem cell science.[Read more…]