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ISCC Colleagues Publish Mentoring Guide - Women in Science: Hints for Success
A new article published in Gastroenterology, “Women in Science: Hints for Success” by both a current and a former member of the ISCC gives a carefully focused, step by step guide to professional success and personal satisfaction for female scientists. Using reflections on their own experiences of mentoring over a 125 students, fellows, post docs and junior faculty, Susan J. Henning, Ph.D. and Mary K. Estes, Ph.D. have written a paper which stresses steps that could be used by any newcomer to a...
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Michael Helmrath, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Scientists used stem cells to grow "organoids" of functioning human intestinal tissue in a lab dish. They then transplanted the organoids into mice, creating a new model for studying intestinal disorders, according to the researchers. "This provides a new way to study the many diseases and conditions that can cause intestinal failure, from genetic disorders appearing at birth to conditions that strike later in life, such as cancer and Crohn's disease," l...
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Calvin Kuo, Stanford University - Organs in a dish help pinpoint cancer-causing mutations
Krista Conger on May 28th, 2014 - "We have developed a method to grow many different, normal organs outside of the body, in something like a petri dish. We call this an “organoid” system in which we can grow colons, or stomachs, or pancreases as little balls of cells. We can then introduce the DNA for potential cancer genes at will into the organoids and see if these genes induce cancerous characteristics. "
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Ophir Klein, UCSF - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & Stem Cell Research
Published on Sep 19, 2014 - In his presentation to the California Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) governing Board, Dr. Ophir Klein, a CIRM grantee and UCSF researcher, detailed his lab’s work to understand how stem cells regulate the healing of the intestine and to eventually find cures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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Martin G. Martin, UCLA - Linking Research to the Real World - A new paradigm in pediatric GI disease research
UCLA is taking research in a new direction by focusing on the mechanisms involved in severe pediatric gastrointestinal conditions, says Dr. Martín Gabriel Martín, MD, professor of pediatrics.
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Dr. Wang Chosen for Private Collaborative Research Award
ISCC Steering Committee Member, Timothy Wang, M.D. along with his colleague, Adam Bass, M.D. have been awarded a joint grant for collaborative studies from the DeGregorio Family Foundation and the Price Family Foundation, specifically, to continue their research on the role of Novel RHO Pathway Genomic Alterations in Diffuse Gastric Cancer. The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education (DFF) seeks to promote and facilitate education and collaborative re...
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