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The Science Round Up
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This week, in the world-famous Science Round Up, we discuss the latest science/stem cell news including:
- Toddlers and TV linked to speech delay.
- Breast cancer cells spread in groups.
- An exercise pill??
- Immune cells regulate heartbeat.
- Bone marrow stem cells for ALS?
- Large bank of human stem cell lines made in Europe.
- Vitamin deficiency bad for stem cells.
- Single cell RNA-Seq and human germ line cells.
The interview with Dr. Farshid Guilak
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For this episode’s interview, we bring on Dr. Farshid Guilak. Dr Guilak is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University and Director of Research for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis Shriners. His laboratory is pursuing a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the etiology and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, as a basis for the development of new pharmacologic and stem-cell therapies. Osteoarthritis is a painful and debilitating disease of the synovial joints that affects over 27 million people in the United States. After this fascinating conversation we close the show with a signature SCP rant.[Read more…]