Stem Cell Researcher: Labs are Like a Small Business

Erika Bach, PhD NYU School of Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Stem cells are often considered the future of medicine, but much is still unknown about how they work. That’s why Dr. Erika Bach and her team are closely studying basic, universal properties of stem cells. They are working to identify the… Read More

Politico NY: Stem cell researchers plead for funding program

By Nick Niedzwiadek 02/05/2018 06:37 PM EDT ALBANY — Stem cell researchers touted the results of New York’s decade of investment in their work Monday and advocated for a critical funding program’s continued existence. The New York State Stem Cell Science program, a $600 million initiative, began in 2007 under then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Supporters laud… Read More

Capital Tonight: STEM CELL RESEARCH STATUS CHECK

STEM CELL RESEARCH STATUS CHECK By Capital Tonight Staff  |  February 5, 2018 @8:22 PM SHARE New York Stem Cell Science awards support research into things like blood disorders, cancer, or the Zika virus. And it all started with a $600 million investment back in 2007. Monday, researchers gave lawmakers an update on some of the work… Read More

NYSTEM Researcher Talks Diseases in a Petri Dish and Precision Medicine

Dr. Todd Evans, Ph.D. Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Dean for Research Peter I. Pressman, M.D. Professor in Surgery In 2017, Dr. Todd Evans and his colleagues published pioneering research on their development of the first-ever human tissue platform to test drugs for colon cancer. Using a “disease in a Petri dish” model derived from stem… Read More

NYSTEM-Funded Shared Facility a Boon for Western New York Researchers

In 2009, a $3.6 million grant by New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) established the Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center at the University at Buffalo. The establishment of this shared-use research facility allows access to critical equipment used not only by medical school faculty, but researchers in pharmacology, biology, chemistry,… Read More

Stem Cell Researcher Developing Treatment for Leading Cause of Blindness

Sally Temple, PhD Neural Stem Cell Institute, Scientific Director, Principal Investigator and Co-Founder; University at Albany, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Albany Medical College, Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics   Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness, affecting 1 in 5 people over the age of 75. As AMD progresses, patients… Read More

AMSNY Fact Sheet: Biomedical Research in New York State (2016)

New York State is home to one of the strongest biomedical research communities in the world. With sixteen medical schools, over 100 teaching hospitals, and other top quality research institutions, New York scientists are conducting some of the most cutting-edge exciting research. These institutions are working independently, as well as collaboratively, to maximize their research… Read More