stem cell research


Tue March 18, 2014

Group, legislators lobby for neurological research funding to be reinstated

Former State Police Sergeant Paul Richter and Dr. Brad Berk of the University of Rochester Medical Center
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Lawmakers joined advocates for neurological research in Albany yesterday to lobby the legislature to refund a program they say could change the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries.

Heidi Greenbaum’s son Corey was left paralyzed from the chest down after a car accident 6 years ago. She says people with spinal cord injuries aren’t as permanently broken as some may think.

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Fri January 31, 2014

Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz

University of Rochester Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute
Kate O'Connell

The science community was buzzing this week with news of a breakthrough in stem cell research. Stem cells have the potential to transform into any tissue in the body, and are being explored as treatment options for trauma and degenerative diseases.

When we’re born, our cells are programmed to carry out a specific role. They automatically become muscle cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and that role can’t be changed.

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Wed December 12, 2012

Stem Cell facility opens upstate

The new facility is built as a 'clean room' with no outside contaminants allowed in
Innovation Trail's Kate O'Connell

A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to stem cell therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage.

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Fri June 22, 2012

State awards $2.4 million for stem cell research center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson unveils the new Stem Cell Research Center.
Marie Cusick WMHT

Officials from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) cut the ribbon today on a brand new Stem Cell Research Center.

It's paid for by a $2.45 million grant from the New York State Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM) - a state agency dedicated to funding this kind of research.

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Fri December 3, 2010

New biomaterials lab in Syracuse opens today

The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute's new lab, located on the Syracuse University campus, opens its doors today.
Ryan Morden WRVO

Syracuse University's Biomaterials Institute (SBI) used to be something of a drifter.  Spread out across multiple campuses, it was homeless.  Today that gets changed.

The institute's lab opened today at Bowne Hall, one of Syracuse University's oldest buildings.  Researchers in chemistry, biology and engineering will now have a central location, as they look at how biomaterials can help repair organ tissue, facilitate drug delivery, or repair cartilage - and to figure out how to commercialize those breakthroughs.

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