Navigation Links
Professor Peter J. Coffey's stem cell therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration expected to begin clinical trials in 2012
Date:10/11/2011

NEW YORK, NY -- The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) announced today that a British stem cell scientist working to cure blindness will be the first recipient of The New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Prize in Stem Cell Research, a $200,000 prize awarded annually for extraordinary achievement in translational stem cell research.

The award will go to Professor Peter J. Coffey, DPhil, Director of the London Project to Cure Blindness and Professor of Cellular Therapy and Visual Sciences at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London, for his pioneering work in the use of human embryonic stem cells to cure Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a common form of blindness.

The prize will be presented to Professor Coffey in a ceremony Tuesday evening in New York City by Susan L. Solomon, CEO of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Zach W. Hall, former Director of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and former President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Professor Coffey's research has demonstrated that stem cell-based therapy halted visual deterioration in models of AMD, a currently untreatable form of blindness affecting millions of people across the globe. Clinical trials using the therapy are expected to begin in 2012.

"The use of stem cells in cell-replacement therapy is expected to dramatically change how we treat degenerative diseases and other chronic conditions," said Ms. Solomon. "Peter Coffey's seminal research to cure a common form of age-related blindness is a wonderful example of the promise of stem cell science."

"I congratulate Dr. Coffey and his team on their hard work and commitment to improving the lives of millions afflicted with Age-Related Macular Degeneration," said Julian H. Robertson, Jr. "The NYSCF Robertson Stem Cell Prize was created to recognize and support the work of scientists like Dr. Coffey, whos
'/>"/>

Contact: Diane Mathis Marr
dmathismarr@nyscf.org
212-365-7435
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Professor Doug Hilton wins Milstein Award for cytokine research
2. University of Toronto Mississauga professor wins Ig Nobel Prize for beer, sex research
3. WPI mathematics professor Dalin Tang elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association
4. NJIT professor working with graphene, carbon nanotubes to receive honor
5. BUSM professor authors book on how knowledge about genes and family history can save lives
6. BUSM professor awarded $13.3 million to study potential treatments to prevent STDs
7. FASEB MARC program announces the travel award recipients for the 2011 Leadership Development and Grant Writing Seminar for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new assistant professors
8. MSU professor launches new field of water research, nets $2.2 million NSF grant
9. Trauma drama: K-State professor researches drama queen of immune system
10. Acclaimed chemistry professor wins 2 major awards
11. University of Houston professor co-authors PNAS paper on how bacteria move
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86ncd6/micro_market ) has ... America Perimeter Security Systems Market" report to their offering. ... North American perimeter security market is estimated to grow at ... U.S. market holds a larger share in this market, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Based ... 5S, Samsung introduces for the first time a fingerprint ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a leader ... PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as Intel, ... clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will be ... Las Vegas . ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2
... of Medicine autism experts Fred Volkmar, M.D. and Ami Klin ... to identify a gene and a region of a chromosome ... are published online today in Nature Genetics and also will ... based on the largest-ever autism genome scan. Over 120 scientists ...
... idea that one cause of high blood pressure lies within ... been put forward by scientists at the University of Bristol, ... , Dr. Hidefumi Waki, working in a research group led ... the protein, JAM-1 (junctional adhesion molecule-1), which is located in ...
... School of Public Health have discovered a means for ... from serum samples as a baseline biomarker, the scientists ... been associated with the development of liver carcinomas. This ... for early detection of liver cancer in high-risk populations, ...
Cached Biology News:Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium 2Blame the brain for high blood pressure 2Mailman School of Public Health researchers report blood DNA can be early predictor of liver cancer 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm ... space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont ... RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and Brian Cohen ... the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Diego, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Promotional Offer to their comprehensive portfolio of Eppendorf ... allows customers to purchase a Centrifuge 5424/5424 R and ... Bundle of either Eppendorf Research plus or Eppendorf Reference ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Diagenode, Inc., a leading global ... and complete solutions for epigenetics research, recently launched ... the need for manual processing. The new ChIPettor ... of histones or transcription factors and a semi-automated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI ), ... care, announces that AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX®, amniotic allografts ... the Premier, Inc. Regenerative Skin Grafting contract portfolio. ... and AMNIOMATRIX® product lines, which continue to be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5
... Wellcome Clinical Scholar, Department of Veterinary,Pathology, University of Glasgow, Bearsden Rd, Glasgow. G61 1QH. , ... Introduction , A method that ... of tissues for analysis in the Polymerase Chain Reaction is described. ... with a low risk of inadvertent contamination , ...
... , Prepare DNA from blood, cultured cells, or ... at 56C for 1530 min, then , boil for 8 ... an improved , substrate for PCR amplification. , ... Use whole blood samples that are frozen, refrigerated, or collected fresh. , ...
... Genomic DNA Isolation Kit , Catalog #732-6340 , ... Method , Cell Lysis , ... , at -70 to -80C. Fresh tissue may also be used. ... times including when tissue is weighed. , 2. Add 510 mg (0.0050.01 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Preparation of PCR Quality Template DNA from a Wide Range of Tissues Using InstaGene Matrix 2Preparation of PCR Quality Template DNA from a Wide Range of Tissues Using InstaGene Matrix 3InstaGene Matrix: Prepare DNA Templates for PCR With No Phenol/Chloroform Extractions and No Deproteinization Steps, Rev C 2Genomic DNA Isolation From 510 mg Marine Invertebrate Tissue 2
IRF7 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues E(463) G T Q R E G V S S L D S S S(477) of human IRF7. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Purified anti-DNA-PKcs Phosphorylated (Thr2609)...
Polyclonal Antibody to Coronin / CORO1C This antibody was developed against synthetic peptides corresponding to amino acids 407-420 of human CORO1C....
... Antigen Afinity Purified Tyrosine ... polyclonal antibody was raised against ... acids residues surrounding the phospho-Ser40 ... The antibody was purified by ...
Biology Products: