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St. Louis Character: Dena Ladd keeps the state’s medical research climate comfortable

Oct 13, 2016, 2:30pm CDT St. Louis Business Journal As executive director for Missouri Cures, a medical research advocacy organization, Dena Ladd works with leading medical researchers throughout the United States. It’s not what she had in mind when she started her career in the fashion industry creating training programs for Christian Dior and traveling between New York and

Type 1 diabetes breakthrough as stem cells make billions of human insulin cells

Medical News Today, by Catharine Paddock, PhD ~ October 10, 2014 In what is being described as an important advance in the field of stem cell research, a new study reveals how scientists successfully created billions of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells from embryonic stem cells. Stem cells Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells

A new weapon against stroke

UC Davis stem cell study uncovers the brain-protective powers of astrocytes (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- One of regenerative medicine's greatest goals is to develop new treatments for stroke. So far, stem cell research for the disease has focused on developing therapeutic neurons — the primary movers of electrical impulses in the brain — to repair tissue

Human clinical studies of iPS cells to treat Parkinson’s Disease coming very soon

Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog, by Paul Knoepfler ~ June 8, 2013 A Japanese team of researchers led by Dr. Jun Takahashi, professor at Kyoto University is reportedly aiming to start in human studies of an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-based treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as early as fiscal year (FY) 2014. In Japan

World-Renowned Spinal Cord Therapy Expert to Speak in Columbia on April 7

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Press Release By: Missouri Cures Education Foundation Dr. John McDonald, who served as "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve's physician, will help honor Columbia residents Mary Anne McCollum, Ron Coleman and Bob Pund for their efforts to promote and protect stem cell research in Missouri. COLUMBIA – Dr. John McDonald, who developed the