Category: Darrell Kotton

Stem cells: Hope or hype?

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, Darrell Kotton, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Darrell Kotton, School of Medicine

The public’s hope for stem cell cures remain high, but scientists warn that many basic problems with this approach remain to be solved – and that investors demand profits far faster than research can be finished…

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“We’ve created a system that is unrealistic and short sighted.”

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Towards a drug to control cystic fibrosis

April 6th, 2012 in 2012, Darrell Kotton, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Darrell Kotton, School of Medicine

Harvard stem cell researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken a critical step in making possible the discovery in the relatively near future of a drug to control cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal lung disease that claims about 500 lives each year, with 1,000 new cases diagnosed annually…

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Boston scientists grow lung tissue from cystic fibrosis patients’ skin cells

April 5th, 2012 in 2012, Boston.com, Darrell Kotton, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Two teams of Boston scientists have developed new ways to turn stem cells into different types of lung tissue, surmounting a major hurdle for scientists trying to harness the power of stem cell biology to study and develop treatments for major lung diseases…

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