Alright everyone, here is Episode 62, “Forever Young” featuring Dr. Aubrey de Grey. This and all of our episodes are sponsored by Thermo-Fisher Scientific. Go to stemcellpodcast.com for all of our episodes and to sign up for our newsletter.
We begin as always with the Science Round Up, sponsored by Biotechne and discuss the latest science/stem cell news including:
- differences in males and females stress susceptibility
- key elements of healthy eating habits
- a new marker of stem cells in the ovaries
- engineered stem cells may help in ALS
- how squeezing cells can help reprogramming efficiency
For the interview portion of the show, sponsored by STEMCELL Technologies, we bring on writer, and researcher Dr. Aubrey de Grey to discuss his work on anti-aging. We talk with Dr. de Grey on his latest findings and his ultimate goal of eliminating aging so we call can one day celebrate our 1000th birthday. After this, there is a rant about how ridiculous cable bills are.
This will be our last episode before we take a short break. Remember, during the break we will still do a science round up and some sort of interview feature that we will post online. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at stemcellpodcast.com and follow us on twitter to find out:
- when the podcast will re-launch
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Talk to you SOON!
Below are all of the papers mentioned on the show. We are working on a way to categorize all of the research papers we mention and possibly even provide audio summaries. Enter in your name and e-mail address below, and we will notify you of when this feature is available.
Resources, Links and Research Papers Mentioned In This Session Include:
Sex-Specific Mechanisms of Stress Susceptibility – According to this article, stress-related mental illnesses are twice as prevalent in women as in men.
Global Divergence Of The Human Follicle Mite Demodex folliculorum: Persistent Associations Between Host Ancestry And Mite Lineages – In this article, researchers found that hosts with different regional ancestries harbor distinct lineages of mites and that these associations can persist despite generations spent in a new geographic region.
Pain Produces Memory Gain – This article reveals that physical pain can make memories last longer.
Integrated, Multi-cohort Analysis Identifies Conserved Transcriptional Signatures across Multiple Respiratory Viruses – In this article, researchers performed two integrated, multi-cohort analyses of publicly available transcriptional data of viral infections.
Human Parasites in the Roman World – This article presents the archaeological evidence for parasites in the Roman era in order to demonstrate the species present at that time, and highlight the health consequences for people living under Roman rule.
Key Elements of Healthy Eating Patterns – This article provides guidelines and key recommendations for individuals to enhance eating and physical activity patterns.
9 Science-Backed Steps to Have the Best Sleep of Your Life – Tonight – This article shares nine simple, science-backed strategies you can do today that’ll increase your odds of sleeping better tonight and waking up refreshed tomorrow.
StemCells (STEM) Names New CEO – In this article, StemCells Inc. announced that Dr. Ian Massey, its President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to succeed Martin McGlynn as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 18, 2016.
A Protein Biomarker Confirms The Presence Of Stem Cells That Maintain Ovaries – According to this article, stem cell activity in the outer lining of the ovary, now identified in mice by A*STAR researchers, will elucidate normal ovarian activity and offer insights into the origins of disease.
Defined Three-Dimensional Microenvironments Boost Induction Of Pluripotency – In this article, researchers find that the physical cell confinement imposed by the 3D microenvironment boosts reprogramming through an accelerated mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition and increased epigenetic remodelling.
Engineered Stem Cells May Help in ALS – According to this article, stem cells engineered to secrete neurotrophic growth factors (NTFs) may slow progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Slow Stem Cell Division May Cause Small Brains – This article reports that Duke University researchers have figured out how a developmental disease called microcephaly produces a much smaller brain than normal: Some cells are simply too slow as they proceed through the neuron production process.
Genetically Engineering Self-Organization Of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Into A Liver Bud-Like Tissue Using Gata6 – In this article, scientists present a novel approach for generating and then co-differentiating human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived progenitors through a genetically engineered pulse of GATA-binding protein 6 (GATA6) expression.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Aubrey de Grey