Dr. Sally Temple speaks to Alan Chartock on WAMC

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NSCI Co-founder and Scientific Director, Dr. Sally Temple discusses her cutting edge neural stem cell research with WAMC host Alan Chartock.

In his series, “Conversation with…”, Dr. Temple answers thought provoking questions about the stem cell world and the evolution of her current ground breaking discoveries.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

 

 

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NSCI Scientists & Staff Answer Your Questions – LIVE On Twitter & Facebook!

Plan to join us right here while Dr. Sally Temple is interviewed on WAMC on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 1:00 EST. Listen live at wamc.org. Ask your questions on facebook and twitter and our team will post answers and insights.

On twitter, use the hashtag #AskNeuralSCI, or just share your question with us on Facebook.

Answering your questions will be Dr. Chris Bjornsson, Dr. Tim Blenkinsop, Dr. Barbara Corneo,  and others.

Question:

Answer:
Because stem cells can turn into all cells in the body, they have diverse potential for helping patients, for replacing diseased tissue (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes), and can be used in the lab to model different diseases and to identify and test cures.

Question:
How soon will stem cells help people with AMD?

Answer:
There is already a clinical trial ongoing for AMD patients as well as for patients affected by Stargardt’s disease using human embryonic stem cell-derived progenies

Question:
Where can I learn more about stem cells?

Answer:
Check out these resources…

  • at the NIH… here
  • at Euro Stem Cell… here
  • at ISSCR … here
  • at NYSTEM … here

Tune In: Dr. Sally Temple speaks to Alan Chartock on WAMC

Temple1_NSCI

On December 5th, NSCI Co-founder and Scientific Director, Dr. Sally Temple discusses her cutting edge neural stem cell research with WAMC host Alan Chartock.

In his series, “Conversation with…” airing at 1pm on that day, Dr. Temple answers thought provoking questions about the stem cell world and the evolution of her current ground breaking discoveries.

While you listen, post your questions on Twitter an Facebook and we’ll answer them live right here.

 

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness visits NSCI

Last month, the Neural Stem Cell Institute welcomed visitors from the National Alliance on Mental Illness – NYS,  Executive Director Donald Capone, President Thomas Easterly and Sally Easterly.  Invited by researcher Richard Davis, PhD. and welcomed by NSCI co-founder Dr.Jeffrey Stern their visit started with a tour of our labs.  Dr. Stern spoke of the significance of our independence as a translational research facility and the desire of NSCI to get our research to the bedside to aid people suffering from diseases of the central nervous system.

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Dr. Richard Davis welcomes Sally Easterly.

In their continued efforts to advocate for research our visitors came with questions.  How could our research potentially impact the trajectory of mental illness?  From the NAMI 2013 Legislative Action Agenda: “For those living with serious mental illness and for their families, research into finding the causes of these devastating brain disorders–and eventually figuring out how to prevent them–has always been a top priority of NAMI-NYS. As scientists work to develop a better understanding of the brain and how it works, it is also important to continue to support research that provides for better treatments and improved medications.  Research is our hope for the future.” [Read more…]