May 9, 2019

Episode 181: The Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells

Examining how stem cells could potentially protect against lifetime health issues.

AZSCI 181 Stem Cell A colony of embryonic stem cells, from the H9 cell line (NIH code: WA09). Viewed at 10X with Carl Zeiss Axiovert scope. (The cells in the background are mouse fibroblast cells. Only the colony in the centre are human embryonic stem cells)

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The Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Episode 181: Deepta Bhattacharya, associate professor, Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona

Deepta Bhattacharya's lab combines the fields of immunology and stem cell biology. The connection is designed to examine how the body deals with damaged cells and protects against lifetime health issues. Embryonic stem cells are able to repair and replace diseased tissue and organs. They have the potential to help people with spinal cord injuries, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

Deepta Bhattacharya spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD., Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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