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Neurodegeneration – News and Features

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MGH and Harvard Select Illumina HumanHap300 for Whole-Genome Association Study of ALS

Study to help identify genetic risk factors associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, potentially improving diagnosis and treatment options.
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HFEA Gives Permission to Recruit Human Egg Donors for Stem Cell Research Using Egg Sharing System

The research team would contribute to the cost of a patient's IVF treatment in return for the donation of some of her eggs.
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Healing Potential Discovered in Everyday Human Brain Cells

The findings document the ability of common human brain cells to morph into different cell types.
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Evotec Reaches Second Milestone in Collaboration with Takeda

Evotec grants Takeda exclusive rights to a target in Alzheimer’s disease.
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NIH Funds Fourteen High-End Instrumentation Grants

Awarded to research institutions around the country, the one-time grants support the purchase of sophisticated instruments costing more than $750,000.
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Affymetrix Technology Selected for World's Most Comprehensive Genetic Study on Autism

Autism Consortium will use single GeneChip® Human Mapping 500K Array to help identify genetic causes across 3,700 samples.
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Stem Cell Authority Offers Ethical Alternative to Alleviate Political Stem Cell Deadlock Between U.S. Congress and President

The ethical alternative offered by Stem Cell Authority Ltd. is the use of Wharton's Jelly matrix stem cells.
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Cord Blood America is Nearing Collection of Adipose Tissue Stem Cells

Research suggests that adipose-derived stem cells can be used to repair or regenerate new blood vessels.
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Advanced Cell Technology Applauds Senate for Bipartisan Support of Stem Cell Legislation

Company urges president Bush to fully support embryonic stem cell research.
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Researchers Uncover Genetic Clues to a Common Form of Age-Related Dementia

Alterations in the gene that codes for an enzyme called GBA may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative disease.
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