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Scientists Say Fetal Tissue Essential for Medical Research

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00am Collin Binkley and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, poses alongside a mass spectrometer in his laboratory in Baltimore. Pandey's research analyzes both adult and fetal tissue, and by identifying which proteins are present, he can get

Novel Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells Enters Clinical Trial

UC San Diego, by Scott LaFee ~ September 16, 2014 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common form of blood cancer in

Breaking News: Why Don’t We All Get Alzheimer’s?

Wed, 2013-08-07 12:47 Though one might think the brains of people who develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) possess building blocks of the disease absent in healthy brains, for most sufferers, this is not true. Every human brain contains the ingredients necessary to spark AD, but while an estimated five million Americans have AD – a number

UCSD Team Invents Brain Cell Breakthrough

Friday, Mar. 8, 2013  McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine “If we learn how to manipulate PTB, which appears to be a kind of master regulator, we might eventually be able to avoid some of these problems by creating new neurons in patients using their own cells’ adjacent deteriorating neurons,” said Dr. Fu. Repression of a single

Stem Cells from Mice Hair Show Potential for Treating Spinal Damage

Saturday, June 19, 2010 By: Daniel Bateman, The Cairns (Australia) Post A potential treatment for spinal cord injuries has been found in the most unlikely of places -- mice hair. The ground-breaking discovery, unveiled at the World Congress for Hair Research in Cairns yesterday, may give a glimmer of hope to those who cannot walk.