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Ep. 264: “Planarian Regeneration” Featuring Dr. Blair Benham-Pyle

By April 2, 2024April 10th, 2024No Comments

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Dr. Blair Benham-Pyle is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. She talks about how multipotent cells in Schmidtea mediterranea enable whole-body regeneration. She also discusses the effects of the mechanical environment on stem cell fate.

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The Stem Cell Science Round Up

Antibodies to Rejuvenate the Immune System – Depleting myeloid-biased HSCs in aged mice restores features of a more youthful immune system.

Infant Intestinal Perforation and Brain Injury – Scientists identified subventricular zone echogenicity on cranial ultrasound in preterm infants following intestinal perforations.

Cell Fate in Brain Development – Researchers studied fate decisions in cerebral organoids and early fetal tissue.

Autofluorescence in Neural Stem Cells – Quiescent and activated neural stem cells have unique autofluorescence profiles.

Image courtesy of Dr. Blair Benham-Pyle

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