Whitehead Institute Podcast show

Whitehead Institute Podcast

Summary: Each episode features an interview with a Whitehead scientist on a specific topic. Whitehead scientists run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics.

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  • Artist: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Copyright: © 2006 Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


 The art of science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:03

An art collector, postdoctoral researcher, painter and Harvard biologist explore the creative aspects of the scientific process.

 Reprogrammed fibroblasts identical to embryonic stem cells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:44

Researchers have manipulated mouse fibroblasts and turned them into cells with such developmental elasticity that they appear identical to embryonic stem cells.

 Evolution as a toolkit for understanding human disease | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:05

Organisms ranging from yeast to mice yield surprising insights into human biology.

 Keeping cell division in check | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:25

Learn how a commonly used immunosuppressant could interfere with the formation of sperm and eggs.

 Setting the record straight on adult stem cells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:29

Learn how adult stem cells are currently used to treat patients and discover their strengths and limitations.

 Changing paradigms in cancer research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:16

Many cancer therapeutics were developed before scientists fleshed out the molecular defects responsible for the abnormal behavior of cancer cells. Discover how an understanding of the genetic basis of cancer and the theory of cancer stem cells could lead to new treatments.

 Pathogenic fungi: Behind the killer's mask | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:32

Whitehead postdoctoral researchers Leah Cowen and Rob Wheeler discuss work that could change the way we treat opportunistic infections.

 Stem cell myths and realities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:40

In the first episode, Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch, a pioneer of transgenic science, explains what we know about embryonic stem cells.


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