Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri
How do stem cells impact your life? Alysson Muotri introduces you to the people and the science that are curing diseases, finding treatments, discovering what makes us human, and so much more.
Making Pluripotent Stem Cells
9/13/2019
With the capacity to form any tissue in the human body, induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, are critical to the work of the UC San Diego Stem Cell program in studying disease and potential cures - but how are they made? This short primer outlines the basic steps to how these special cells are derived.
Beginnings in the Brain: Complex Oscillatory Waves Emerging from Cortical Organoids Model Early Human Brain Network Development
8/28/2019
A detailed overview of a study conducted by Alysson Muotri's lab at the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program which found complex network signaling developing in human cortical organoids that appear to recapitulate fetal brain development, offering an in-vitro model to study functional development of human neuronal networks.
Making Brain Organoids: A Primer
7/31/2019
Brain organoids, or cortical organoids, hold much promise in finding interventions for neurological conditions, and have already proven useful in understanding the effects of Zika and rare neurological syndromes such as AGS. But how are they made? UC San Diego Stem Cell program project scientist Cleber Trujillo provides a brief overview of how the Muotri lab nurtures pluripotent stem cells into becoming brain organoids.
3D Printing with Stem Cells - Shaochen Chen
7/29/2019
Bioengineer Shaochen Chen has developed a method of 3D printing live human tissue that could one day be used to heal damaged spinal cords, hearts, and other vital organs. And, because his technology uses stem cells, the transplant tissue can be patient specific. Now, he's using his technique to help researchers Alysson Muotri and Karl Wahlin understand brain and eye development.
Neurobot: Robotics Meets Stem Cells
7/16/2019
High school student Christopher Caligiuri teams up with renowned stem cell researcher Alysson Muotri to build a robot that interprets signals from lab-grown mini-brains.
Stem Cells and Curing Blindness - Karl Wahlin
7/2/2019
Scientist Karl Wahlin is hoping to use the tiny retinas he's developed from stem cells to find a cure for blindness. Wahlin has teamed up with UC San Diego Stem Cell Program Director Alysson Muotri, who is using a similar technique to study the brain. Together, they hope to understand how the brain and the eye influence one another's development.
Building The Brain With Alysson Muotri
6/22/2019
Alysson Muotri, Director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell program explores the many ways his and other labs are using brain organoids to understand neurodevelopment.
Construyendo el Cerebro con Alysson Muotri
6/17/2019
Alysson Muotri, director del Programa de Células Madre de la UC San Diego explora las muchas maneras en que su laboratorio y otros laboratorios están usando organoides cerebrales para entender el neurodesarrollo.
Neanderthal Among Us? Science Meets Fiction - A Discussion of Tim Disney's Motion Picture "William"
6/8/2019
What makes us human is a question that not only science asks, but all disciplines of mind from philosophy to religion to sociology and ethics, and even to storytelling and the arts. Tim Disney's new movie "William", about a Neanderthal living in the modern world forces us to ask that and many other questions. Director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program Alysson Muotri brought together a panel of experts from across a spectrum of disciplines to discuss those issues in...
Curing Leukemia: From Zebrafish to Alpha Clinics
5/31/2019
Alysson Muotri explores how discoveries made using tiny Zebrafish will lead to cures for blood diseases like leukemia using stem cells, and how those cures will reach patients through California's network of Alpha Clinics.
From Zebrafish to Leukemia
5/25/2019
David Traver explores how discoveries made using tiny Zebrafish will lead to cures for blood diseases like leukemia using stem cells.
California's Alpha Clinics: Bringing Science to the Clinic, Creating Cures for You
5/22/2019
Alysson Muotri and Catriona Jamieson discuss how cutting-edge stem-cell-based cures will reach patients through California's network of Alpha Clinics.
 

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