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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:
- US to pull out of Paris Climate Accord.
- Plants can pollute the air.
- Climate change could help earworms?
- Prenatal facial recognition.
- Pro-stem cell Francis Collins to remain as NIH director?
- Stem cells to reverse brain death?
- Skin stem cells to treat congenital brain disease?
- A new method to freeze embryonic stem cells?
The interview with Dr. Shahin Rafii and Dr. Raphael Lis
Before we jump into the interview portion of this episode, STEMCELL Technologies presents the new Bone Marrow Niches and HSC Fates wallchart created by Nature Reviews Immunology and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology:
- This reference provides a snapshot of the signals influencing HSC mobilization, quiescence and differentiation as well as factors leading to malignancy in humans or in mouse models.
- Stem Cell Podcast listeners can get their free copy at [stemcell.com/natureniche]
For this episode’s interview, The Stem Cell Podcast and STEMCELL Technologies welcome Drs. Shahin Rafii and Raphael Lis. Dr. Rafii is director of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute, chief of the Division of Regenerative Medicine, and the Arthur B. Belfer Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Rafii’s lab investigates stem cell biology and angiogenesis using in vivo mouse models. They also use mouse and human genetics, tissue culture, and molecular biology to model angiogenesis, cancer and stem cell metabolic regulation.
Dr. Lis who was the first author on their recent Nature paper and is an Instructor in Medicine and the TRI-SCi Flow Cytometry Core Manager at Weill Cornell Medicine.
After the interview, we close the show with a signature SCP rant.[Read more…]