Research Spotlight

NYSCF applauds NYSCF-Druckenmiller fellow Justin Ichida on his recently published work in Cell Stem Cell, bringing us closer to turning adult cells into patient-specific stem cells without the use of cancer causing genes.

NYSCF applauds NYSCF-Druckenmiller fellows Gabsang Lee and Christopher Fasano for their work, recently published in Nature, demonstrating that a rare but devastating neurological disease can be modeled in a petri dish.  This holds exciting promise for understanding Familial Dysautonomia (FD), a genetic disease for which an animal model has been unavailable.  This work further highlights the importance of using stem cells as a model of disease and provides hope for drug discovery to combat the disease.  

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) today applauded President Barack Obama's executive order overturning a Bush Administration policy that, for eight years, restricted the use of federal funds for human embryonic stem cell research to a limited number of stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001. While lauding this bold and important policy decision as an important first step, the organization noted that President Obama's executive order does not permit federal funding for derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines.
On March 4th, Susan discussed stem cell research on The Martha Stewart Show.

On Tuesday, January 27th, Dr. Harold Varmus hosted a panel discussion on the future of stem cell research under the new Obama administration.

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