The Birth Of Two Human Clinical Trials

Dr. Frank Brosius: Clinical Trial for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Dr. Ron Buckanovich: Clinical Trial for Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Stem Cells - Max Wicha, M.D.

The Emerging Scholars Program at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute

The Emerging Scholars Program at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute connects philanthropists with promising early-career doctors who also are pursuing laboratory research. The three-year grants help these talented researchers establish the credentials they need to pursue traditional funding -- keeping the brightest and best actively involved in the search for medical breakthroughs.

Treating ALS with stem cell injections: A clinical trial

Dr. Eva Feldman, a neurologist, researcher and director of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, is the principal investigator for a landmark clinical trial involving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. The FDA-approved trial, which currently is in the safety phase, involves injecting hundreds of thousands of stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with ALS. As Dr. Feldman explains in this video, it is hoped that the stem cells will provide a healthier environment for the patients' own nerve cells, preserving function and improving quality of life.

 


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