The SCP is back with episode 27 just in time for the fall season. We begin as always with the roundup where we review the recent literature on a wide variety of topics. Some of them include a new study on “blank state” stem cells, the first iPSC cell replacement therapy, a copy of the STAP reviewer comments was released, marijuana and Alzheimer’s, a possible new therapy for hair loss, and a new way to make insulin producing cells fro diabetes patients. We then bring on Dr. Valentina Fossati from the New York Stem Cell Foundation, to talk about her recent publication using iPSCs to generate the oligodendrocytes, the cells that myelinate neurons and its implications for multiple sclerosis. Enjoy!
We hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July, we are back with Episode 22 and dive right in with our literature review. On this show we discuss everything from freezing down testicles, to retinas that sense light from stem cells, and we salute good riddance to STAP cells. We close referencing new paper in Cell Stem Cell, and bring on the senior author Dr. Paul Tesar from Case Western Reserve to talk about the paper and his work. After the interview we all rant about people presenting only published data at conferences. Enjoy and as always please leave us your feedback.[Read more…]
We are back for episode 18. On this show we review the literature and talk about a range if topics including stem cells injected into hearts, mice afraid of male researchers, diabetic SCNT, and the staircase of shame. We then bring Dr. Kevin Eggan from Harvard University on the show to talk about his latest work using stem cells to cure ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Enjoy.[Read more…]
In this episode we start with our science round up discussing everything from the ground state in stem cells to male birth control. We then dive into other stem cell topics including reprogramming via protein transduction and CRISPR-mediated gene repair.
In the final part of the show we interview Justine Miller, a PhD candidate from Lorenz Studer’s lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering to discuss their recent paper in Cell Stem Cell showing how to age stem cell-derived neurons in the culture dish. We then finish off the show with some True/False questions. Enjoy![Read more…]
We then bring in Dr. Asif Maroof, a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kevin Eggan at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to talk about his latest paper in Nature Neuroscience describing a gene implicated in ALS a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s disease. We finish off with our signature rant, this time about co-workers using up precious supplies. Enjoy![Read more…]