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Ep. 243: “Ethics and Policy” Featuring Dr. Insoo Hyun

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Dr. Insoo Hyun is the Director of the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning at the Museum of Science in Boston, and a Member of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics. He talks about embryo models for early development, his work on the ISSCR’s guidelines for stem cell research, and advances in reproductive medicine.

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The Stem Cell Science Round Up

A New Small Molecule for Neuroregeneration – Scientists identified a PI3Kα activator that induces cell proliferation, provides cardioprotection, and stimulates nerve regeneration.

Zebrafish Heart Regeneration – Researchers used ex vivo imaging to visualize intracellular calcium dynamics in the regenerating zebrafish heart.

Signaling Pathways and Cell Fate – Scientists used optogenetics to study how ERK and AKT dynamics affect mouse embryonic stem cell fates.

Milk and Cardiomyocyte Maturation – Maternal milk provides an essential signal that triggers the maturation of heart metabolism after birth.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Insoo Hyun

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