2014

Pain in a dish

November 24, 2014

Turning skin cells into pain-sensing neurons


Human noxious stimulus detecting sensory neurons produced by converting skin cells with a set of five genes to this new fate—enabling study of "pain"in a dish. (Credit: Elizabeth Buttermore, PhD)

Florida fishing tournament raises money for childhood cancer research

November 13, 2014

Funds will help support pediatric leukemia work led by HSCI’s David Langenau, PhD

A Palmetto Bay, Florida, private school transformed its annual fishing tournament into a fundraiser for childhood cancer research at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). The event honored student Briana Vega, who passed away at twelve from leukemia.