Fox 5: NYU’s Groundbreaking Stem Cell Research

By Antwan Lewis Published 10/30/2019 NYU stem cell research Stem cells need a “home” to survive. That home is called a niche. Researchers at NYU Langone study special properties of stem cells and the impact they can have in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, various cancers, and others. ——- NEW YORK – Stem cells need… Read More

Researcher talks Stem Cell Science in Western NY

Richard M. Gronostajski PhD Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry Director of the Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program Director, Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM) The biology of adult neural stem cells is like a black box. While these stem cells have the ability to make… Read More

NYSTEM-Funded Discovery Fuels Research at Mount Sinai Lab and Beyond

Dr. Saghi Ghaffari, MD, PhD  Professor of Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Saghi Ghaffari received her first NYSTEM (New York Stem Cell Science Program) award in 2008, when she was working with embryonic stem cells to identify factors that might regulate the cells’ pluripotent properties (their ability… Read More

Physician-Scientist Uses Stem Cells to Research Incurable Cancer

Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD NYU School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director Neurosurgical Laboratory for Stem Cell Research Dr. Dimitris G. Placantonakis is a physician-scientist—he both removes and researches a specific type of brain tumor, called low-grade gliomas. There are an estimated 20,000 cases of gliomas every year in the U.S., up… Read More