Bringing Focus to Stem Cell Treatment for Eye Disease

Apr 17 2017
Several eye diseases are considered excellent candidates for stem cell therapy. In particular, widespread ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), as well as a genetic condition called Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (STGD) that afflicts young people, are all potential disease targets for therapeutic approaches.
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Stem Cell Therapies: Are We Blinded by Perception or Focused on Reality?

Apr 17 2017
Is there a stem cell therapy for [insert disease here]? The question arises nearly every day and it is not surprising given the abundance of articles and advertisements promoting the use of “stem cell treatments” for a staggering number of diseases and injuries. A quick search of the internet brings up a long list of...
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Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease

Aug 04 2014
By Maya Chaddah | August 5, 2014 Expert Contributor: Chad Cowan, PhD Scientists and clinicians have long suspected and recently confirmed that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack. However, there has remained a gap between our knowledge of genetic indicators and...
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Exploring Endogenous Heart Repair and Regeneration

Feb 14 2014
By Maya Chaddah | February 13, 2014 Expert Contributor: Deepak Srivastava, MD For the millions of people who suffer from heart attacks every year, the aftereffects are literally scarring. When the heart muscle dies from lack of blood, it is replaced by scar tissue, since the heart has very little regenerative...
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Introducing “Stem Cells in Focus”

Jan 16 2014
By Janet Rossant, ISSCR President | January 16, 2014 Happy New Year from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and welcome to our very first “Stem Cells in Focus” post. The ISSCR is an independent nonprofit organization with over 4,100 members in 55+ countries. Our community is composed of researchers, clinicians and industry professionals working...
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