Welcome everyone to Episode 105 of The Stem Cell Podcast. As always go to stemcellpodcast.com for all of our episodes and to sign up or re-subscribe (if you are a current subscriber) for the newsletter.
The Science Round Up
For this week’s round-up, as Scientists Helping Scientists, STEMCELL Technologies offers several resources to help scientists stay current and connected with their fields, including this podcast and the Connexon science newsletters. This week, STEMCELL would like to introduce a new initiative created for anyone interested in life science research in the Greater Boston Area – the Science in the City Boston social media channels. Follow @ScienceInBoston on Twitter or Facebook to find out about cutting edge research, learn about award winning scientists, and connect with life science events taking place in and around Boston.
This week, in the world-famous Science Round Up, we discuss the latest science/stem cell news including:
- Graduate student taxes set to go up.
- More people now have high blood pressure.
- 15,000 scientists sign a “Warning to Humanity.”
- Scientists can make things invisible.
- Genetic manipulation to enhance neurogenesis.
- Direct differentiation into blood brain barrier cells.
- Space station to host stem cells for cardiac research.
- Using VEGF to increase survival of stem cells.
The interview with Dr. Kiki Sanford
In the interview portion of this episode, STEMCELL Technologies would like to introduce their one-stop resource for researchers who are using – or looking to use – organoids in their experiments. STEMCELL’s Organoid Information Hub provides scientists with instructional videos, educational webinars, expert interviews, technical tips and curated publications to help researchers set up and optimize organoids as a research model in their labs. Learn about organoid culture from the experts at STEMCELL. Visit www.stemcell.com/discover-organoids.
For the interview portion of the show of the show, The Stem Cell Podcast and STEMCELL Technologies introduce the first interview in a new series called, “Alternative Science Careers.” For the first part of this series, we are pleased to interview the host of our very own Stem Cell Podcast, Dr. Kiki Sanford.
After the interview, we close the show with a signature SCP rant.[Read more…]