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A podcast bringing you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. From The Scientist‘s Creative Services Team.

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A podcast bringing you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. From The Scientist‘s Creative Services Team.

    Science Philosophy in a Flash: Shifting Parturition Perspectives in Perinatology Research

    Science Philosophy in a Flash: Shifting Parturition Perspectives in Perinatology Research

    Nardhy Gómez-López investigates the placental immunology of preterm birth.

    • 4 min
    Understanding the Effects of Extrachromosomal DNA on Cancer

    Understanding the Effects of Extrachromosomal DNA on Cancer

    In the 1960s, researchers in England noticed an anomaly when investigating chromosomes from surgically removed human tumors. Distinct from the intact chromosomes visible underneath the microscope were numerous “very small double chromatin bodies,” which are today better known as extrachromosomal DNA. Thanks to modern sequencing and imaging techniques, researchers now know that these tiny bits of circular DNA play a big role in cancer outcomes.
    In this episode, Niki Spahich from The Scientist spoke with Lukas Chavez, an assistant professor in the Cancer Genome and Epigenetics Program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, to learn more about his team’s multiomic exploration of extrachromosomal DNA and how it influences medulloblastoma progression and treatment.
     
    Welcome to The Scientist Speaks, a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind newsworthy molecular biology research.
    This episode is brought to you by biomodal. 
     

    • 21 min
    Science Philosophy in a Flash: Understanding the Symphony of Human Brain Development

    Science Philosophy in a Flash: Understanding the Symphony of Human Brain Development

    As the Golub Family Professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University, Paola Arlotta seeks to understand how the human brain is formed and what makes it unique. After being inspired by her high school science teacher, Antonio Vecchia, Arlotta pursued a research path that led to her current work exploring the cerebral cortex by growing human organoids in 3D cell culture and investigating their development with single cell sequencing techniques.
    In this Science Philosophy in a Flash podcast episode, The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Arlotta to learn more about her path from a curious child in Italy to her current work exploring the complexities of human brain development using organoid models.
    To learn more about Arlotta's research, check out this article.
     
    Science Philosophy in a Flash is a mini podcast series produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. In this series, we highlight researchers’ unique outlooks on what it means to be a scientist.

    • 3 min
    Explainable AI for Rational Antibiotic Discovery

    Explainable AI for Rational Antibiotic Discovery

    Researchers tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis with explainable neural networks and high throughput drug discovery.

    • 15 min
    Natural Trip: Endogenous Psychedelics and Human Physiology

    Natural Trip: Endogenous Psychedelics and Human Physiology

    The field of psychedelics research has exploded in recent years, as scientists dig deeper into the neuroscience and pharmacology of hallucinogens and how their unique properties can be harnessed to understand and treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and neurodegenerative diseases. Remarkably, the human body produces its own endogenous psychedelics, the reasons for which have implications for understanding the ordinary and extraordinary states of human consciousness, from creativity and dreaming to near death experiences.
    In this episode, Iris Kulbatski from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Steven Barker, a professor emeritus at Louisiana State University to learn more about the human body’s ability to produce hallucinogenic compounds and their roles in physiological processes.
    More on this topic
    https://www.the-scientist.com/features/natural-high-endogenous-psychedelics-in-the-gut-and-brain-71301
    https://www.the-scientist.com/infographics/infographic-what-a-trip-71303
    The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research.

    • 33 min
    Epigenetics in a Dish

    Epigenetics in a Dish

    Jonathan Weissman and Luke Gilbert share how they developed several CRISPR-based epigenetic editors and how these tools differ from traditional CRISPR.

    • 16 min

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