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Gov. Paterson proclaims Oct 6 as Stem Cell Awareness Day in NYS

Governor David A. Paterson proclaimed October 6, 2010, as Stem Cell Awareness Day in New York State. In part the Proclamation stated that the entire medical community looks forward with much hope and optimism to a future that brings even greater progress for all mankind,... it is fitting for all New Yorkers to join in supporting the goals of this observance and to gain a better understanding and broader foundation of knowledge about stem cell research.(1)
The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold its next Full Board Meeting Friday, December 17, 2010 (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) at DOH offices.
Geron's Clinical Trial of HESC-derived cells, Phase I: safety and tolerability, First patient enrolled October 11, 2010 -

Geron Corporation announced the enrollment of the first patient in the company's clinical trial of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, GRNOPC1. The primary objective of this Phase I study is to assess the safety and tolerability of GRNOPC1 in patients with complete American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale grade A thoracic spinal cord injuries. Participants in the study must be newly injured and receive GRNOPC1 within 14 days of the injury.... As additional trial sites come online and are ready to enroll patients, they will be listed on the Patient Information pages of Geron's website and on the NIH clinical trials registry, ClinicalTrials.gov.(2)



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