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ESSCB Statement Regarding the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Research Involving Chimeras

On November 14, 2011, the ESSCB Funding Committee voted to adopt a Statement Regarding the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Research Involving Chimeras, which was developed and...

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ESSCB Statement on the Compensation of Oocyte Donors

June 11, 2009 -- The ESSCB adopted a resolution regarding the compensation of women donating oocytes solely for research purposes and issued a statement...

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ESSCB Board Comments on NIH Draft Guidelines

May 26, 2009 -- The Empire State Stem Cell Board today submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on NIH's Draft Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.

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New Model Informed Consent Forms

ESSCB Model Informed Consent Forms On November 14, 2011, the ESSCB Funding Committee approved five model informed consent forms developed by the ESSCB Ethics Committee. The forms provide guidance...

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News Releases

Expert Panel Assesses NYSTEM Program

NYSTEM: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Confronting Challenges, a Report by the NYSTEM External Review Panel

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Lorenz Studer Profiled in The Scientist

Dr. Lorenz Studer, M.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was recently profiled in The Scientist.

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Improved Method to Convert Skin Cells to Dopamine Neurons

Jian Feng Publishes an Improved Method to Produce Dopamine Neurons From Patient Cells

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NYSTEM Congratulates Lorenz Studer, Winner of MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Pioneering Research Into Parkinson’s Disease


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Cornell Stem Cell Modeling and Phenotyping Core offers new services

The Cornell Stem Cell Modeling and Phenotyping Core offers new services and a revised price list through its Stem Cell Pathology Unit.

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A Protocol for Production of Neurons to Study Mental Illnesses

A new method from Jian Feng’s lab details conversion of fibroblasts to serotonergic neurons

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New Research Indicates Path to Cell-Based Therapy for Liver Diseases

Drs. Namita and Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury demonstrated transplantation of hepatocyte-like cells differentiated from human iPS cells can reduce the effects of liver disease.

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Modeling Bone Cancer with Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Drs. Dung-Fang Lee and Ihor Lemischka at The Black Family Stem Cell Institute in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recently reported in the journal Cell that they have successfully established induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a rare genetic disease Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) family and investigated the role of mutant p53, commonly known as the tumor suppressor, in the development of osteosarcoma.

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Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Radiation’s Side Effects on Brain Function

A recent paper from Viviane Tabar’s lab demonstrates the healing powers of hESC-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in restoring brain function following radiation.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $36 Million to Accelerate Development of Stem Cell-Based Disease Cures

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $36 million has been awarded to three research groups for the development of treatments for some of the most devastating conditions that could be helped with stem cell research.

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