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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:
- Cancer death rates fall.
- Ebola vaccine proves successful.
- Announcement of a new stem cell resource.
- A new protocol for liver progenitor cells.
- Synthetic stem cells for heart regeneration.
- Stem cells to grow stomachs.
The interview with Dr. Hongjun Song
In this episode, we bring on Dr. Hongjun Song, Director of the Stem Cell Program at John Hopkins University. The research in the Song laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the mammalian brain. Using neural stem cells as tools, the team explores molecular mechanisms underlying mental disorders with the goal of developing novel strategies for treatment of degenerative neurological disorders. He recently published a review regarding Zika virus, what’s known, how stem cells can help and we talk with him about this topic and more. After this we close the show with a signature SCP rant.