December 2, 2010
Up to now, this Science Song of the Week series has lacked any real cohesion. That isn't necessarily a problem, but a conversation with Kate and Wendy about the future of the Sing About Science project led to the idea that we could work harder to connect songs to current science news stories for which the songs may provide context and background. Starting this week, my SSotW plan is to pair a news story with a song that is at least loosely related to it.
Our topic for this week? Stem cells!
Laura Ungar of the Washington Post reports that Stem cells in fat may help repair damaged hearts. And why do so many people study stem cells, again? Tufts University professor Jonathan Garlick "breaks it down" for us.....