stem cells http://wrvo.org en Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz http://wrvo.org/post/stem-cell-discovery-sets-science-community-abuzz <p></p><p>The science community was buzzing this week with news of a breakthrough in stem cell research. Stem cells have the potential to transform into any tissue in the body, and are being explored as treatment options for trauma and degenerative diseases.</p><p>When we’re born, our cells are programmed to carry out a specific role. They automatically become muscle cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and that role can’t be changed.</p><p>But stem cells can be manipulated to become any kind of cell, offering the potential for regeneration in the body.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:25:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51199 at http://wrvo.org Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz Upstate Medical to work with other universities on MS treatment http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-medical-work-other-universities-ms-treatment <p>A consortium of three upstate medical schools is to receive $12.1 million in funding to try to create a treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:00:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31376 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide http://wrvo.org/post/new-stem-cell-facility-be-available-scientists-statewide <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to <a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp" target="_blank">stem cell</a> therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30458 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide State awards $2.4 million for stem cell research center http://wrvo.org/post/state-awards-24-million-stem-cell-research-center <p>Officials from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) cut the ribbon today on a brand new Stem Cell Research Center.</p><p>It&#39;s paid for through a $2.45 million grant from the <a href="http://stemcell.ny.gov/" target="_blank">New York State Stem Cell Science Program</a> (NYSTEM) - a state agency dedicated to funding this kind of research.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 21417 at http://wrvo.org State awards $2.4 million for stem cell research center