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Stem cell science is changing medicine and our understanding of human development. The Stem Cell Channel takes you into the labs where cutting edge-research takes place, introduces you to the scientists leading the way, and breaks down how these amazing discoveries impact everyday life and health.

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Stem cell science is changing medicine and our understanding of human development. The Stem Cell Channel takes you into the labs where cutting edge-research takes place, introduces you to the scientists leading the way, and breaks down how these amazing discoveries impact everyday life and health.

    A Cell Atlas of the Developing Human Testis - Southern California Stem Cell Seminar

    A Cell Atlas of the Developing Human Testis - Southern California Stem Cell Seminar

    Bradley R. Cairns, PhD, discusses his lab's work creating a transcriptional cell atlas of the developing human testis during puberty, revealing dramatic developmental changes in both germ and somatic niche cell lineages. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Show ID: 35452]

    • 58 min
    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Biological anthropologist Katerina Semendeferi describes how the human brain's extraordinary powers of social cognition may predispose only humans to conditions like autism and how she aids the search for the neurophysiology underlying these conditions. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 34330]

    • 10 min
    Discover Magazine Top Ten Science Achievement for 2019: Discovery of Complex Neural Signals in Brain Organoids

    Discover Magazine Top Ten Science Achievement for 2019: Discovery of Complex Neural Signals in Brain Organoids

    A short summary of one of Discover Magazine's top-ten most significant science achievements of 2019 - the discovery of complex neural signals emerging in brain organoids by Alysson Muotri's lab at UC San Diego's Stem Cell Program. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Show ID: 35392]

    • 7 min
    Working with Natural Born Killers: Using Natural Killer Cells to Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Working with Natural Born Killers: Using Natural Killer Cells to Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Natural Killer - or NK - cells are one of our immune systems most potent defenses, able to attack viral infections and destroy cells that exhibit tumorigenic characteristics. UC San Diego physician Dr. Dan Kaufman, who has specialized in treating blood cancers for over 20 years now leads a research group at the UC San Diego Stem Cell program that is using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate NK cells that are targeted to destroy cancer cells. With the goal of providing safer, more effective, off-the-shelf cancer immunotherapies, the methods his lab has developed are being employed in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial anywhere in the world being conducted at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
    Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34875]

    • 13 min
    The Ethics of Brain Organoids with Alysson Muotri Christof Koch Patricia Churchland and Evan Thompson

    The Ethics of Brain Organoids with Alysson Muotri Christof Koch Patricia Churchland and Evan Thompson

    Leading voices in philosophy and neuroscience wrap up a conference on the ethics of research using brain organoids with questions from the audience. Panelists: Christof Koch, Chief Scientist and President of the Allen Institute for Brain Science; Patricia Churchland, Emerita Professor, UC San Diego;
    Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia; and Alysson Muotri, Director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell program.
    Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Show ID: 35249]

    • 53 min
    Sensory Implications of Brain Organoids with Patricia Churchland

    Sensory Implications of Brain Organoids with Patricia Churchland

    What defines consciousness? Can it develop in a petri dish? Patricia Churchland reviews the current state of brain organoid research and shares her views on how conciseness and physical structures within the brain intersect. She also cautions the media on the tendency to "over hype" new research advances. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Show ID: 35247]

    • 44 min

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