Welcome everyone to Episode 87 of The Stem Cell Podcast. On this episode we speak with Dr. Justin Lathia on the topic of “Cancer Stem Cell Evasion”.
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:
- Birth defects in the US on the rise from Zika.
- New strategy for sterilizing mosquitoes.
- New imaging technique for DNA.
- Two types of stem cells to grow mouse embryo.
- Stem cell science in space.
- Stem cells in breasts may be linked to breast cancer.
- Obesity can reprogram muscle stem cells.
The interview with Dr. Justin Lathia
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- Supports the isolation and proliferation of brain tumor stem cells from both pediatric and adult tumors, and from a variety of CNS tumor types
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- Specialized – maintain humans neural/brain tumor stem cells in long-term culture
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For this episode’s interview, we bring on Dr. Justin Lathia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lathia’s research focus is on how stem cell programs drive tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. To achieve this goal, he has had active projects in cell adhesion mechanisms, cell-cell communication, and the interaction between tumor cells and the immune system. Most recently Dr. Lathia’s group published a paper in Cell Stem Cell describing a novel method on how stem cells in brain tumors evade immune signals around them. After this we close the show with a signature SCP rant. [Read more…]