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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:
- Body clock mechanism wins Nobel Prize.
- Mutation causal to pika brain defects?
- Bed bugs and dirty laundry.
- Senate and translational awards.
- Mini kidneys grown in the lab.
- Biobank of reversible mutant embryonic stem cells.
The interview with Sierra Marable
In the interview portion of this episode, STEMCELL Technologies introduces the Neural Stem Cells Wallchart. This wallchart provides an overview of how NSCs can be:
- Derived/cultured from various tissue sources,
- Differentiated into specific neuronal and glial subtypes,
- Also outlines opportunities for NSC-based therapies.
This wallchart was created in partnership with Nature Neuroscience and was co-authored by Clive Svendsen.
- Stem Cell Podcast listeners can get their free copies at https://www.stemcell.com/getNSCwallchart
- Hang it on your wall. Share it with your whole lab.
For the interview portion of the show of the show, The Stem Cell Podcast and STEMCELL Technologies welcome Sierra Marable, a graduate student in the Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She previously worked at the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina where she became interested in stem cell research while researching induced pluripotent stem cells as a method for modeling development and disease at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Sierra joins the show to talk to us about her research and life as a graduate student.
After the interview, we close the show with a signature SCP rant.[Read more…]