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…]
The Stem Cell Podcast is so excited to bring you our 25th episode. Thanks to all of our listeners for making the show a success. We begin the show like always recapping the latest science news including topics ranging from more fraud regarding publications, what the heck does the impact factor mean, development of an anti-HIV tampon, novel stem cell discovery using zebrafish, Dr. Vacanti to step down, and a possible lipofectamine alternative. Then we bring on Dr. Paul Knoepfler to recap the STAP cell story in the light of the tragic death of Dr. Yoshiki Sasai. We discuss this and a wide variety of topics related to publishing in science with Dr. Knoepfler. We then close the show with a rant on depression and its acceptance in the US.
In this episode we review the literature from the past two weeks including a novel blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, an Anti-HIV gel, iPSCs and ring chromosomes and the generation of haploid stem cells. We then bring on an internationally recognized stem cell and cancer researcher Dr. Leonard Zon from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hosital. Dr. Zon talks to us about his work using zebrafish as a model to study cancer and melanoma and tells some really funny stories on his experiences with these fish. We close the show with a rant on laboratory sabotage. Enjoy![Read more…]
STAP stem cells were a new method of generating pluripotent stem cells published in a paper a few weeks ago. When it came out, scientists scratched their heads and wondered whether or not this new method could actually work and be reproducible. Well, while the jury is still out, it is not looking good and we bring on the show one of the most recognized voices of stem cell research, Dr. Paul Knoepfler to discuss the STAP stem cell theory. In addition to running a laboratory, Dr. Knoepfler maintains an amazingly active stem cell blog breaking all the latest stem cell news, and educating the public about stem cells.
As always, we update you on the current industry literature including a new method to make platelets, how to make old muscles young, the role of NANOG in reprograming, and the discovery of a new protein involved in brain formation.
To close it out, we finish up with a rant on two different topics. Yeah that’s right, a two for one rant. Enjoy![Read more…]