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Day One: Int’l Conference of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 22, 2010 The first day of the International Conference of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases began with a full auditorium in the beautiful and immaculate Tzu Chi Hospital conference center. The conference was opened by Dr. Ann Kiessling and Dr. Ming-Hwang Shyr (Superintendent of Tzu Chi General Hospital) together they emphasized…

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Early Human Embryos Make “Mistakes” as a Matter of Survival, Could Be Key to Understanding Stem Cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY HUMAN EMBRYOS MAKE “MISTAKES” AS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL, COULD BE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING STEM CELL DEVELOPMENT Early human embryos may be naturally prone to making mistakes in chromosome allocation to new cells, according to a report by Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation scientists. Their new findings indicate rapid increases in…

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Can stem cells cure HIV?

Ann A. Kiessling, PhD   A promising new case report of stem cell therapy for leukemia re-opens the possibility of curing HIV infection with stem cell transplantation Revisiting HIV and Stem Cells In February, 2009, a medical team in Germany (N Engl J Med 360(7):692; February 12, 2009) reported that their treatment for leukemia in…

BSCRF awards Representative Daniel E. Bosley with a Certificate of Appreciation

For Immediate Release: The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation awards Representative Daniel E. Bosley (1st Berkshire) with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Activated Egg Symposium 2009. The Foundation honored Representative Daniel E. Bosley in recognition of his dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine in Massachusetts. “Representative Bosley…

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Stem Cell scientists from major universities meet for a small, focused conference in Weston, Massach

Discussions will include estimates of time to develop new stem cell based therapies for degenerative diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord diseases, AIDS and heart failure. At this crucial time, when the federal government is not funding any new human embryonic stem cell grants while federal guidelines are being organized, the Bedford Stem Cell Research…

Stem Cell scientists from major universities attend a conference of 100-scientists and invited guest

Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation     For Immediate Release: Friday, Nov 6, 2009: Stem Cell scientists from major universities attend a conference of 100-scientists and invited guest in Weston, Massachusetts. Discussions will include estimates of time to develop new stem cell based therapies for degenerative diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord diseases, AIDS…

Professor I. Glenn Cohen Joins the Symposium Faculty

The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation is proud to announce that I. Glenn Cohen, JD will join the facutly as this year’s dinner speaker. Cohen is an assistant professor at Harvard Law School, and co-director of the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. Prof. Cohen is currently working on projects relating to reproductive…