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 fossilResearch Highlight: Giant explosions sculpted a moon’s peculiar scenery


09:36 ‘Manferences’

Nature investigates the prevalence of conferences where most of the speakers are male. 

News Feature: How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings


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 touchdownNews: First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversedNews: First-ever picture of a black hole scoops US$3-million prize

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