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Board Statements

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

Vitamin C May Help Treat Certain Blood Cancers

Research from Iannis Aifantis and colleagues at NYU School of Medicine finds vitamin C may work as a therapy for some leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes by activating TET2.

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NYSTEM Consortium Creates Spinoff Company

A NYSTEM funded consortium based at Roswell Park Cancer Institute launched a new biotechnology company to target cancer

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Parkin mutations cause changes in electrophysiological properties of neurons

Jian Feng’s group identifies a pathophysiological change in neurons derived from Parkinson’s patients harboring parkin mutations

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NYSTEM Awardee Launches Biotech Company

Regenerative medicine company receives venture capital funding for Parkinson’s research

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Patient Cells Shed Light On Developmental Mechanisms Underlying Schizophrenia

A new research collaboration from scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai identifies a role for Integrative Nuclear FGFR1 Signaling in schizophrenia

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Toward Personalizing Treatments of Gliomas

Testing TGF-β inhibition as a radiosensitizer in tumor explants points toward a future of personalized therapies

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A Developmental Program for Cell Cannibalism

Research from Jeremy Nance identifies cell cannibalism during development of C. elegans

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Molecular Checkpoint Decisions Made by Subverted Vascular Niche Transform Indolent Tumors into Chemoresistant Cancer Stem Cells

Vascular niche of tumor-associated vascular endothelial cells (TECs) can enable cancer stem cell aggressiveness.

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NYSTEM Releases Second Strategic Plan

ESSCB releases second Strategic Plan reviewing NYSTEM's accomplishments and setting forth objectives for the next phase of the program: "The New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) Program: A Report on Progress and a Vision for the Future."

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International Collaboration Produces Haploid Human Embryonic Stem Cells

An international collaboration between researchers in New York and Israel produces haploid human embryonic stem cells capable of normal differentiation.

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