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HELP 4 HD with Dr. Jan Nolta

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This show is going to blow you away!.... Our special guest is the esteemed JAN A. NOLTA Ph.D., Director Professor, UC Davis Stem Cell Program and Institute for Regenerative Cures…. She and other amazing scientists have been working day and night to bring us the first HD Stem Cell Clinical Trial…. This is History in the making for the potential CURE of Huntington's Disease!!... DR. NOLTA joined UC Davis in 2006 after serving for five years as scientific director of the cell processing and gene therapy Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis…. Her laboratory uses human stem and progenitor populations to examine their recruitment to areas of tissue damage in immune deficient mice…. Her research is focused on developing improved stem cell therapies for treating neurodegenerative diseases including Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases and ALS, Liver disease, lysosomal storage diseases, and peripheral vascular disease…. Her group focuses on “bench to the bedside” research, and she has been involved in numerous clinical trials of gene and cell therapy….. The Institute for Regenerative Cures is located in a 109,000 sq ft facility in Sacramento. Renovation of the old California State Fair building was made possible through a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), for $20 million of the $63 million dollars total to complete all three phases of the renovation…. DR. NOLTA is published in over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous books…. Her most recent book “Genetic Engineering of Mesenchymal Stem Cells” is available on her website….Visit the JAN NOLTA LAB 2010 online for more information about what she is doing for Huntington’s disease research….COPY THIS LINK TO YOUR BROWSER…. http://jannolta.com/