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.
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…]