THE Stem Cell Podcast starts off as always with a brief discussion before we dive into the latest science papers of the past two weeks. In our round up we talk about topics ranging from a dinosaur with a huge nose, Alzheimer’s and beta amyloid, a new effective cancer drug, a revised STAP protocol, stem cells to fix your dog, stem cell tourism, amongst others. Then we bring on freelance science writer Karen Weintraub to discuss her recent piece in the New York Times on stem cells. We talk with her about the contents of her article and what she learned doing the research. We then close the show with a rant on automatic car window openers. Enjoy!
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.
Welcome back for another episode. We start off looking at the papers published over the past few weeks. We discuss everything from stem cells for ALS, pluripotency viruses, and what the brain looks like during an orgasm. We then bring on Dr. Raja Kittappa, a stem cell scientist who has recently decided to leave science and run for congress. Finally Raj and Yosif tell some funny stories about their time spent in Europe. To find out more information on how you can help Raj get to congress and fight for the scientists, visit his website: http://www.rajforcongress2014.com/ 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…]
In this episode our science round up includes: RNAi pesticides, atomic clocks, corked wine and TCA, and review of an open-access journal investigation.
Our guest is Dr. Carl P. Wonders, the scientific affairs manager for the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). We discuss the annual meeting, science outreach, and long-term goals for the society. Finally, we rant about super-long “table of contents” emails.