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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you all for all of your support this year.

~ Rich and Family

The Thunderbird School of Global Management produced this special video just for Rich…

Thank you Thunderbird for your friendship and love.

~ Rich

Report from Stephen Hawking

November 24, 2009

When Stephen Hawking recently visited Israel, he shared his wisdom with scientists, students, and even the Prime Minister. But the world’s most renown victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, also learned something, due to the Israeli Association for ALS’ advanced work in both embryonic and adult stem cell research, as well as its proven track record with neurodegenerative diseases. The Israeli research community is well on its way to finding a treatment for this fatal disease, which affects 30,000 Americans.

The generation of new nerve cells in the brain is regulated by a peptide known as C3a, which directly affects the stem cells’ maturation into nerve cells and is also important for the migration of new nerve cells through the brain tissue, reveals new research from the Sahlgrenska Academy published in the journal Stem Cells.

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For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that stem cells found in amniotic fluid meet an important test of potential to become specialized cell types, which suggests they may be useful for treating a wider array of diseases and conditions than scientists originally thought.

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a gene that tells embryonic stem cells in the brain when to stop producing nerve cells called neurons. The research is a significant advance in understanding the development of the nervous system, which is essential to addressing conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

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BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. of Petach Tikvah, Israel, (BCLI) said on November 9 that its stem cell technology was shown to be more effective than mesenchymal stem cells in treating neurodegenerative diseases in rat studies.

In a scientific paper published in the Israel Medical Association Journal, show the migratory capacity of Neurotrophic Factor Stem Cells (NTF-SC) in rat models of Parkinson’s disease and Huntington disease.

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2009) — The first human embryonic stem cell treatment approved by the FDA for human testing has been shown to restore limb function in rats with neck spinal cord injuries — a finding that could expand the clinical trial to include people with cervical damage.

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