Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $10.8 mn Grant to Develop Stem Cell based Therapies

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Newswise — Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a five-year, $10.8 million grant to develop stem cell-based therapies that could be used to mitigate radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome – part of acute radiation syndrome (ARS) – for military personnel, first responders and the general public. The Einstein research, funded by the federal Centers for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation, is part of a program coordinated by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“This type of research fills a special need,” said lead investigator Chandan Guha, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., professor and vice chair of radiation oncology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. “Currently, post-event strategies for responding to ARS must be carried out within the first several hours of an event, and those strategies have demonstrated only marginal protection.” At present, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments that can effectively treat ARS. For first responders and others, this lack of protection against the effects of radiation could be fatal. Read more

Benefits of Eyebrow Transplantation and Eyelash Transplantation by Dr. Alba Reyes

July 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Americas, People, Surgery, Technology 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 01, 2010 —People seeking eyebrow and eyelash transplant procedures can benefit from the expertise of Dr. Alba Reyes, the first physician in Latin America to be admitted to the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Eyebrows and eyelashes are key facial features, and careful hair transplants can help people in cases where their eyebrows or eyelashes are damaged by an accident or if they have very few hairs right from the start. Eyebrow transplantation and Eyelash transplantation are safe procedures, which can significantly enhance a person’s appearance, when performed by an experienced surgeon.

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