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Innovative research: NYSTEM; NYDOH- Wadsworth Center

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Visit NYSTEM for more about a world first + regenerative medicine. (1)

[R]esearch findings published early online in The Lancet by Jeremy Mao, Ph.D., at Columbia University Medical Center, along with his colleagues at the University of Missouri and Clemson University, have laid the groundwork for possible future joint replacement for patients with diseased or damaged joints....

See also the NYS DOH Health News article on an impressive study(2). Brief excerpts include:
-an international team of health researchers led by Dr. Haydeh Payami, a scientist at the State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center has identified a link between Parkinson's disease and the gene HLA-DR, which plays a role in the body's immune system; the disease may have an autoimmune or infectious origin.
-this is the first finding from the newly completed, vast database developed from the study conducted by NeuroGenetics Research Consortium.
-more than 2,000 Parkinson's disease patients and 2,000 healthy volunteers from their own health clinics for nearly 20 years were studied.
(1) http://nystem.com/news_of_note.html
(2) http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2010/2010-08-13_genome_research_study.htm NYS DOH reports that the study, "Common Genetic Variation in the HLA Region is Associated with Late-onset Sporadic Parkinson's disease," conducted by the NeuroGenetics Research Consortium (NGRC) August 15, 2010 online issue of Nature Genetics, a leading scientific publication

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