It has been a busy few months since we launched our Lifespan Heroes campaign on Lifespan.io, the aim of which is to help us expand the scale and scope of our activities.
June 27th saw our second monthly Journal Club, a regular live broadcast to our Facebook page where we discuss the latest scientific research papers hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik at the Cooper Union biotechnology lab.
The topic for the June Journal Club was the following paper: Marión, R. M., de Silanes, I. L., Mosteiro, L., Gamache, B., Abad, M., Guerra, C., … & Blasco, M. A. (2017). Common telomere changes during in vivo reprogramming and early stages of tumorigenesis. Stem cell reports, 8(2), 460-475.
The researchers here explored changes to telomeres when cells undergo in vivo reprogramming and in the early stages of cancer.
You can watch the journal club video here where Oliver reviews and discusses this recent paper.
We would like to thank everyone who turned up to support and watch the live stream and we look forward to seeing you again in July. We will shortly announce the date and research paper for the July Journal Club here, so stay tuned!