12 September 2019: Modelling early embryos, and male-dominated conferences
This week, modelling embryonic development, and an analysis of male dominated conferences.
In this episode:
00:44 Imitating implantation
Researchers have created a system that uses stem cells to model the early stages of pregnancy.
Research article: Zheng et al.; News and Views: Human embryo implantation modelled in microfluidic channels
08:03 Research Highlights
Traces of baby turtle tracks, and Titan’s explosive past.
Research Highlight: A baby sea turtle’s ancient trek is captured in a fossil; Research Highlight: Giant explosions sculpted a moon’s peculiar scenery
Nature investigates the prevalence of conferences where most of the speakers are male.
15:41 News Chat
An update on India’s latest moon mission, drugs that may reverse biological age, and this year’s Breakthrough Prize winners.
News: India loses contact with its Moon lander minutes before touchdown; News: First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed; News: First-ever picture of a black hole scoops US$3-million prizeFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy