Welcome everyone to Episode 73, where we talk some stem cell business. As always go to stemcellpodcast.com for all of our episodes and to sign up for the newsletter.
The Science Round Up
We begin with the world famous Science Round Up, sponsored by Biotechne and discuss the latest science/stem cell news. This episode’s topics include:
- Non for Profit Wants Your Dog’s DNA?
- Tired Parents Don’t Follow Guidelines.
- Zika Virus Affects Adult Neural Progenitors.
- Melatonin Suppresses Breast Cancer Stem Cells.
- Modeling Dengue Virus with iPSCs.
The interview with Dr. Allen Eaves
For the interview portion of the show, sponsored by STEMCELL Technologies, we bring on stem cell biologist and CEO and Founder of STEMCELL Technologies Dr. Allen Eaves to discuss his transition from a bench scientist to a biotech business man. After the interview, we close the show with a rant about “First Day of School Pictures.” Enjoy!
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Resources, Links and Research Papers Mentioned in This Session Include:
Tired Parents Don’t Follow Newborn Sleep Guidelines – According to this article, babies should be put on their back in an empty crib with firm mattress.
Darwin’s Dogs Want Your Dog’s DNA – In this article, Darwin’s Dogs, a citizen science project headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, is looking for good — and bad — dogs to donate DNA.
Eating Shuts Off Nerves That Oppose Obesity – This article reports the role of orexin, also known as hypocretin, in weight gain and narcolepsy.
Pesticides and Pollination Problems – According to this article, butterflies of Northern California join the ranks of honeybees, bumblebees, moths and other organisms that may be feeling the effects of local neonicotinoid pesticide use.
Zika Virus Might Affect Learning, Memory In Adults, Study Says – This article reveals that Zika virus (ZIKV) can infect neural progenitors in the adult mouse brain.
Melatonin Appears to Suppress Growth of Breast Cancer Stem Cells – In this article, researchers at Michigan State University published a study that melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Transcriptome Profiling of Patient-Specific Human iPSC-Cardiomyocytes Predicts Individual Drug Safety and Efficacy Responses In Vitro – According to this article, transcriptome-based toxicology analysis predicted and risk-stratified patient-specific susceptibility to cardiotoxicity, and functional assays in human induced pluripotent stem cells patient-specific cardiomyocites (hiPSC-CMs) using tacrolimus and rosiglitazone, drugs targeting pathways predicted to produce cardiotoxicity, validated inter-patient differential responses.
Modeling Dengue Virus-Hepatic Cell Interactions Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocyte-like Cells – In this article, researchers differentiated human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into hepatocytes, one of the target cells of dengue virus (DENV), to investigate various aspects of DENV-hepatocyte interaction.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Allen Eaves