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The Science Round Up
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We begin with the world-famous Science Round Up and discuss the latest science/stem cell news including:
- Scientists plan to march.
- CRISPR in cows.
- Using an artist’s amnesia to investigate memory.
- Human-Pig chimera.
- Brain cancer stem cells avoid immune system.
- Generating thyroid cells from stem cells.
- Generating Leydig-like cells via direct reprogramming.
The interview with Dr. Christopher Park
Today’s interview segment is brought to you by STEMCELL Technologies. Culture your expertise in hematopoiesis with their new webinars, tech tips and expert interviews. Listeners may be interested in the recent webinar with Dr. Suzan Imren where she discusses her work regarding the roles of notch and small molecule UM171 on the in vitro expansion of cord blood HSCs in vitro. Start exploring now at stemcell.com/HemaHub
For the interview portion of the show, sponsored by STEMCELL Technologies, we bring on Dr. Christopher Park, Associate Professor and Director of Pathology Education and Translational Research at the NYU Langone Medical center. His lab is currently looking at new ways to combat blood cancers like Leukemia by attacking and destroying the blood stem cells. In this episode, Dr. Park discusses his lab’s work and the details of their most recent publication in Science Translational Medicine. After this we close the show with a signature SCP rant. [Read more…]