Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prize4Life News Digest - 6/10

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ABOUT ALS:

Prize4Life and the Alzheimer Research Forum Announce Launch of New Web-Portal for ALS Research
Our press release about the ALS Forum (http://www.researchALS.org). Check it out and share it with everyone you know!

Researchers plan trial for Lou Gehrig's disease therapy
Q Therapeutics, who have been featured in this digest before, have received a $5M grant from NIH to study a potential ALS therapy using stem cells.


INDUSTRY:

World First: Chinese Scientists Create Pluripotent Stem Cells From Pigs
Scientists have been able to create induced pluripotent stem cells from pigs – a significant achievement that could have major implications for how stem cell research is conducted. These animals could be used to create genetic models for human diseases and grow organs for potential transplants in humans, among other things.

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