When Cells Cycle Fast, Cancer Gets a Jumpstart
The progression of cancer has been studied extensively, and the key steps in this journey have been well mapped, at least in some solid tumors: Lesions to genes that confer risk of cancer accumulate and alter normal cell behaviors, giving rise, scientists believe, to early stage cancer cells that eventually swamp normal cells and become deadly.
Unlocking the promise of stem cells
Haifan Lin has been a leader in stem cell research since its infancy. In just over a decade since he arrived at Yale to found the university’s Stem Cell Center, the center has grown from just a pair of labs to more than 40. Lin and his team are closing in on what they hope will be major breakthroughs in the clinical application of stem cells.
The Next Yale Stem Cell Center Special Seminar Will Be Monday, April 22
The title of the next talk in the Yale Stem Cell Center Special Seminar series is "Resetting the aging clock: stem cell rejuvenation for vascular and neural tissue regeneration." The speaker is Stelios Andreadis, PhD, director of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Training Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
Four Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
In recognition of their outstanding research achievements, four faculty members from the School of Medicine have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Akiko Iwasaki, PhD; Haifan Lin, PhD; David G. Schatz, PhD; and Günter Paul Wagner, PhD, were selected for one of the world’s highest honors that can be bestowed on a scientist.
How Medical Research Is Boosting Connecticut’s Economy
Jason Thomson’s personal journey illustrates an economic shift in Connecticut. After he was laid off by Pfizer six years ago, he found a great job at the Yale Stem Cell Center. The center's groundbreaking research is leading to clinical advances and helping to foster a bioscience startup industry.
Stem cell research at Yale targeting cardiovascular disease
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The fight against heart disease is the focus of Yale scientists working with stem cells. Bio-engineered smooth tissue, made of stem cells, induced from blood cells directly taken from patients with cardiovascular disease.
Yale Stem Cell Center will host two-day symposium to celebrate its 10th anniversary
Since it was founded in 2006, the Yale Stem Cell Center has supported the ground-breaking work of researchers and scientists working in basic stem cell research and translational science. On Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, the center will hold a symposium in honor of its 10th anniversary.