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'U' Study Shows Promise For Treatment Of Muscular Dystrophy

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Image: AHC LogoU of M researchers have effectively treated muscular dystrophy in mice using human stem cells. Rita Perlingeiro, Medical School, and John Wagner, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about what this means for future treatment in humans.

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Stem cell researcher to leave the U

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Image: MN Daily LogoFor the past five years Jonathan Slack, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, has influenced the education and research opportunities at the University. At the end of this calendar he will be stepping down as the director as the Stem Cell Institute.

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Cord Blood Treatment May Fulfill Baseballer's Dreams

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Image: WCCO LogoAmplatz Children's Hosptial will be conducting the first ever cord blood transplant soon. John Wagner, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains the transfer could cure the patients leukemia.

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Risky bone marrow transplant can help children with terrible blister disease

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Image: AHC LogoJakub Tolar, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that the U of M has the only program in the world that's using bone marrow and cord blood stem cells to treat EB, a terrible skin disease.

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Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Basic Discovery Accelerating Groundbreaking Brain Tumor Therapy

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Image: KARE 11 LogoJohn Ohlfest, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, and Chris Moertel, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, discuss an upcoming neuro-oncology symposium and current research here at the U of M.

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Heart, heal thyself

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers are looking into the use of stem cells to help damaged hearts repair themselves. Doris Taylor, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, has been able to grow a rat heart that beats as if it were in the animal's live body but it is not strong enough to replace one.

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Undo Damage to the Komen Reputation: Support Stem Cell Research

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Image: Huffington Post LogoSusan G. Komen Foundation has recently decided not to support embryonic stem cell research. Dan Kaufman, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how his research with these cells have killed cancerous tumors in rats.

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Creator of beating heart, U researcher leaves for Texas

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Image: AHC LogoDoris Taylor, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, a prominent researcher at the University of Minnesota will be leaving to start a new chapter of research at the Texas Heart Institute.

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Wallin Discovery Fund fuels U research projects

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Image: Star Tribune LogoFueled by $500,000 a year from the fund, U brain researchers are hoping to turn nano ideas into mega results. David Redish, Kenneth Baker, Marilyn Carroll, Gulin Oz, Medical School, and Yasushi Nakagawa, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, talk about their projects.

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U of M spinal cord injury research holds promise

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Image: KARE 11 LogoEvery year 300 Minnesotans on average suffer spinal cord injuries. Ann Parr, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how the Stem Cell Institute's research could lead to normally functioning spinal chords, even after an injury.

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Course offers undergrads a lesson in stem cells

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Image: MN Daily LogoTouching on history, uses and ethics, class on stem cells is offered for the first time this spring. Jeffrey Simon, Masonic Cancer Center, and Dan Kaufman, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about why this class is important to teach.

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U of M neuroscience researchers awarded with $500,000 worth of grants

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Image: Star Tribune LogoThe Wallin family has created the Discovery Fund and four U of M neuroscience researchers Kenneth Baker, Gulin Oz, David Reish, Medical School, and Yasushi Nakagawa, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, have been awarded the round of awards.

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Man's best friend: Key to brain cancer cure?

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Image: AHC LogoLiz Pluhar, College of Veterinary Science, John Ohlfest, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and Stem Cell Institute, and Chris Moertel, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about testing vaccine for a deadly form of brain cancer on dogs.

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Fetus donates stem cells to heal mother's heart

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Image: AHC LogoJakub Tolar, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains a recent study is the first to show conclusively that fetal cells assist in cardiac tissue repair.

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Diabetes and the stem cell promise

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Image: LA Times LogoThe search for a cure, or even a less-complicated treatment, is still on a long road to its goal. Meri Firpo, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains why stem cell therapies are perfect for diabetes research.

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Can sick pigs be lucrative?

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Image: Star Tribune LogoA researcher is changing genes in pigs so they grow up with diabetes or heart disease. Scott Fahrenkrug, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, discusses how these pigs could help find cures for these diseases.

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Predicting Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Response, Survival

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Image: FOX 9 LogoResearchers have identified gene biomarkers that can predict whether or not patients with advanced stages of ovarian cancer will respond to chemotherapy. Jason Nikas, Stem Cell Institute, explains his research and what it means for physicians.

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Legal, political struggles over human embryonic stem cell research continues

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Image: AHC LogoThe debate over using embryonic stem cells for research continues. Jonathan Slack, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute talks about serving on a panel which discussed embryonic stem cell research in Minnesota.

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Cancer Patient Meets Treatment Test Dog

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Image: FOX 9 LogoNew medical advances made by University of Minnesota scientists aim to cure brain cancer. John Ohlfest, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute and Masonic Cancer Center, explains how the College of Veterinary Medicine is using dogs and humans to find a cure.

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Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) Announces 2011 "Stem Cell Action" Award Winners and Honorees

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Image: AHC LogoThe University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute was recently awarded the Genetics Policy Institute's 2011 Public Advocacy Award.

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Living to 100 and Beyond

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Image: Wall Street Journal LogoScientists are on the brink of radically expanding the span of a healthy life. Doris Taylor, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, discusses the health technology of tomorrow.

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