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Young Lab Links Loss of SORL1 Gene to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

June 2, 2020 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

To overcome the inherent challenges in studying the brain, one ISCRM team used stem cell technology to implicate a gene known as SORL1 in some types of Alzheimer’s and to shed new light on why many promising treatments for this disease have hit dead ends in clinical trials. Read More

Q&A with Erica Jonlin PhD, Author of Perspective on Informed Consent Published in Stem Cell Reports

April 14, 2020 | Categories: Administrative Staff | Tagged: , ,

Background In November 2018, Dr. He Jiankui used a series of YouTube videos to announce the birth of the world’s first genetically-modified babies, twin girls who soon became known as the CRISPR babies. In a stunning, unapologetic presentation to the international scientific research community, Dr. He reported that he had edited a specific gene in […] Read More

Murry Lab Demonstrates Role for Fatty Acids in Maturation of Heart Cells

December 6, 2019 | Categories: Heart Regeneration, Research | Tagged:

Nearly 18 million people die each year from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the world. In the United States alone, the economic impact of heart disease exceeds $200 billion, a figure that is expected to rise dramatically. Read More

Building Stronger Endothelium in Microvessels with Platelet Rich Plasma

October 29, 2019 | Categories: Research | Tagged:

Blood vessels are essential for human development and survival. Arteries, veins, capillaries and other types of vessels carry blood throughout the body, and with it, life-sustaining nutrients and oxygen required for the growth and repair of tissue, and for the maintenance of homeostasis. Read More

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