The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists.

November 2016 Issue of “Nature Insight” Devoted to Neurodegenerative Diseases, including Parkinson’s

November 2016 Issue of “Nature Insight” Devoted to Neurodegenerative Diseases, including Parkinson’s

This is for the scientists among us!  The November 2016 issue of Nature Insight is devoted to neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's Diseases.  In part due to extended lifespan, neurodegenerative diseases are increasing in prevalence. 

Dr. Kathleen Poston’s research lab at Stanford is currently recruiting healthy male controls (no PD) and PD participants (male or female)

Dr. Kathleen Poston’s research lab at Stanford is currently recruiting healthy male controls (no PD) and PD participants (male or female)

The research lab is conducting a computer-based study that looks at working memory and attentional control in Parkinson's. Previous studies have show that working memory can sometimes be impaired in Parkinson's patients.