Dr. Roger Foo is the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Professor of Medicine and Head of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. His lab investigates the molecular mechanisms that regulate cardiac biology and disease. He talks about the genetics of heart disease and the roles of circular RNAs.
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The Stem Cell Science Round Up
Kidney Xenotransplantation – Researchers used kidneys from a genetically engineered porcine donor to explore kidney graft transplantation in monkeys.
Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy – A cryopreserved dopamine progenitor cell product derived from hESCs was tested in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease and a first-in-human clinical trial was approved.
CRISPR Screening for Knee Regeneration – Scientists performed genome-wide CRISPR activation screening using a model of progeroid syndrome and identified rejuvenating factors.
Cell Therapy for Epilepsy – Researchers developed and characterized a cell therapy alternative for drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Roger Foo