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Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

In a perspective piece appearing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, URMC neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lays out the current state of affairs with respect to stem cell medicine and how close we are to new therapies for neurological disorders.

2/22/2016
Study Provides New Insight on Stem Cell Function

Study Provides New Insight on Stem Cell Function

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Genetics have unraveled one of the key molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, a discovery that could provide important insight into regenerative medicine and certain forms of cancer.

11/30/2015
Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

For head and neck cancer patients, a debilitating side effect of radiation therapy is dry mouth, which causes oral infections, cavities, loss of teeth and severely impairs quality of life. Currently, there is no effective treatment, but scientists in the Center for Oral Biology are on the case.   

11/25/2015
Aiding Blood Recovery, Blood Replacement

Aiding Blood Recovery, Blood Replacement

Did you know that it takes two trillion red cells to make a single unit of blood?

7/17/2013
Bird Song Points to Potential New Huntington’s Treatment

Bird Song Points to Potential New Huntington’s Treatment

Mimicking the biology of canaries, researchers have successfully reprogrammed the brain’s native stem cells to create neurons capable of replacing the cells lost in Huntington’s disease.  The experiments – which were done in both mice and squirrel monkeys – could point to a new treatment strategy for the disease.

6/6/2013