174 – Stem Cells

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Guest: Derrick Rossi    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Tim Jurik

Stem cells are an important part of today’s medical practice, and their importance will grow in the future based on research conducted today. One of the researchers in Derrick Rossi of Harvard and the Boston Children’s Hospital. In the episode we introduce the different kinds of stem cells and their role in the body and in medical treatments. We then discuss some clinical use cases as well as current research (in general and in Derrick’s group).

Patreon and support

00:03:50

Markus at Patreon

Introduction of guest

00:07:20

Derrick Rossi | Boston Children's Hospital

Potency

00:32:16

Potency | Progenitor cell

Pluripotent stem cells

00:41:59

Pluripotent stem cells | Shinya Yamanaka

Multipotency vs Pluripotency

00:46:50

Organ transplant

Pluripotent stem cells, Pancreatic beta cells, diabetes

00:56:50

Douglas Melton | Science Sessions podcast

Stem cell use in research, ethical debate regarding embryonic stem cells, comparison to iPS

00:59:00

Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS)

Derek's work - blood forming stem cells and gene editing discussion

01:41:05

Translational research | CRISPR | Zinc-finger Nuclease gene repair | Gene therapy

Wrap up

1:55:31

Ending credits

2:01:35

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