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