Welcome everyone to Episode 89 of The Stem Cell Podcast. As always go to stemcellpodcast.com for all of our episodes and to sign up or re-subscribe (if you are a current subscriber) for the newsletter. We start the show with an exciting announcement that will help keep The Stem Cell Podcast stay around and be available to all our listeners for a long time.
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:
- New steel modeled after bones.
- Fluorescent frogs.
- Brain differences between boys and girls with ADHD.
- Man receives someone else’s reprogrammed stem cells.
- Stem cells for rotator cuff injury.
- New stem cell screwing platform for neural disease.
- Stem cells to help erectile dysfunction.
The interview with Dr. Fabio Rossi
In the interview portion of this episode, STEMCELL Technologies announces a new product called CloneR™. Here are the highlights:
- Editing the pluripotent stem cell genome relies heavily on the survival of single cells to establish clonal cell lines.
- CloneR™ is a medium supplement designed for greatly enhancing the cloning efficiency and single-cell survival of pluripotent stem cells.
- Unlike current methods, CloneR™ will enable the robust generation of clonal cell lines without single-cell adaptation, thus minimizing the risk of acquiring genetic abnormalities.
- CloneR™ is coming soon!
Stem Cell Podcast listeners can sign up to receive notification when this product becomes available. Go to www.stemcell.com/cloner to sign up.
For this episode’s interview, we bring on Dr. Fabio Rossi, Professor at the Department of Medical Genetics and Director of Biomedical Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rossi’s research looks at a variety of topics and in this episode, we discuss the role of mesenchymal stem cells in regeneration and fibrosis in vivo. After this we close the show with a signature SCP rant.[Read more…]