Navigation Links
The New York Stem Cell Foundation announces new initiative for Parkinson's disease
Date:6/22/2011

NEW YORK CITY (June 22, 2011)The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) has received a half-million dollar gift from the Golub family to launch the NYCF-Golub Stem Cell Initiative for Parkinson's Disease. The initiative permits researchers in the NYSCF Laboratory to use a novel approach to understand Parkinson's disease that includes the creation of stem cell lines from a genetically diverse population of Parkinson's patients.

The announcement was made at the NYSCF Laboratory by the organization's CEO Susan L. Solomon, NYSCF Board Chairman Dr. Roy Geronemus, and Lawrence E. Golub, President of Golub Capital, and his wife Karen Finerman, President and CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors.

According to Ms. Solomon, the NYSCF Golub Initiative provides a remarkable opportunity to advance the search for better therapies for Parkinson's disease, and supports a dedicated team of Parkinson's researchers in the NYSCF Laboratory. The research will include creating stem cell lines from a genetically diverse population of Parkinson's patients, which will be part of a large bank of lines that will greatly accelerate the creating of new drugs and therapies on actual cells that are dying of the disease. It will permit NYSCF researchers and their collaborators to screen for drugs that slow or stop the progression of Parkinson's disease.

"We are so grateful to Lawrence Golub and Karen Finerman for their generous support of a new approach that holds so much promise for this debilitating disease that creates so much suffering for patients and their families," says Ms. Solomon. "This is an incredible opportunity to advance the search for better treatments for Parkinson's disease. The current therapies are just not acceptable."

"Our goal is to accelerate treatments and translational work that pharmaceutical companies are not prepared to do," said Mr. Golub, who explains the lines will be made available to qualified private and public sector scientists for research purposes. "NYSCF has the right people and the right lab to get the job done. Our goal is to create a drug-testing factory that turns raw science into drugs for the public sector."


'/>"/>

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.45 million to 9 top young clinical investigators
2. SIR Foundation sets research priorities for minimally invasive treatments for MS patients
3. Lymphoma Research Foundation and John Theurer Cancer Center collaborate for Lymphoma Rounds program
4. Outstanding high school students receive AGA Research Foundation Fellowship Awards
5. The New York Stem Cell Foundation awards fellowships to 7 innovative stem cell scientists
6. MetLife Foundations grant bolsters media coverage for aging issues
7. John Theurer Cancer Center and the Promise Foundation partner to offer free skin cancer screenings
8. Cole Foundation injects $700,000 into childhood cancer research
9. Cedars-Sinais mobile medical clinics receive $500,000 grant from California Community Foundation
10. Gates Foundation awards Ben-Gurion U. researcher grant for malaria detection using cell phones
11. AACR and Landon Foundation support the next generation of researchers with INNOVATOR Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... the families of southwest Houston and surrounding communities by continuing it’s commitment to ... Fort Bend Family Promise. The organization works closely with area homeless families to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Atlantic ... for Health Plans and PBMs,” an upcoming Feb. 24 webinar that will discuss ... in big-dollar therapeutic categories, such as the $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... A lot has ... 35 years. A president has access to health and wellness resources most Americans could ... world, no single individual has a schedule as frenetic as the U.S. President. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The ... the field of long term care. With that, says Patrick Loughney, president of ... in administrative roles in long term care environments. His company, which offers prep ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Planet Future is a Final Cut Pro X themed package ... pictures, videos as well as text in an exciting cartoon environment. Planet Future is ... beautiful frame overlay. Pixel Film Studios makes editing easy; simply insert media into the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... specialty ingredients, today announced that it will host a live ... ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2015 ... The press release detailing fourth quarter and full year results ... close. --> --> ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , February 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... nicht anders vermerkt)   http://www.sedar.com ... http://www.telestatherapeutics.com abrufbar.    --> ... des Unternehmens http://www.telestatherapeutics.com abrufbar.    ... (TSX:TST; PNK:BNHLF) veröffentlichte heute seinen Konzernabschluss des ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 12, 2016  SI-BONE, Inc., a medical ... ® ("iFuse"), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for ... National Government Services, Inc. (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) covering ... , Maine , Massachusetts ... , New York , Rhode Island ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: