Understanding Alzheimers

May 23, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

New cell lines will allow researchers to probe the basic biology of Alzheimer’s. Currently, however, there are no treatments that can prevent or slow the progression of this memory-robbing disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans. One reason for this is that we really don’t know the cause of Alzheimer’s: It is known that brain cells that are crucial to forming new memories die. But we don’t know why. Read More

Stem-cell study points to new approach to Alzheimer’s disease

March 1, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

Improving the trafficking of cellular proteins in brain cells holds possibilities for new treatments and even prevention for Alzheimer’s disease, results of a new study suggest. Researchers found that a compound that enhances the shuttling of proteins within cells reduced the production of forerunners of two proteins implicated in brain cell death. Read More

Drs. Jessica Young and Kelly Stevens

Congratulations 2016 Tietze Research Award Recipients

October 3, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is pleased to announce the Summer 2016 winners of the Tietze Research Awards in Stem Cell Research, funded through a generous multi-year commitment by the John H. Tietze Foundation. Funding for research during these times is especially competitive. The Tietze Awards are timely and generous responses to a […] Read More