2020

HSCI scientist receives Harrington Prize for sickle cell research

May 18, 2020

HSCI principal faculty member Stuart Orkin, M.D. is the recipient of the 2020 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. The award, established in 2014 by the Harrington Discovery Institute and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), honors physician-scientists who have moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.

Orkin is the David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is being recognized for breakthrough discoveries about red blood cells that offer...

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Potential drug treatments for telomere diseases

April 24, 2020

HSCI researchers have identified potential drugs to treat telomere diseases such as dyskeratosis congenita (DC), in which cells age prematurely. The researchers tested over 100,000 compounds on patient stem cells, and identified several drugs that restored  the cells’ telomeres — the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that regulate how cells age.

“We envision these to be a new class of oral medicines that target stem cells throughout the body,” said Suneet Agarwal, an HSCI principal faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital. “We expect restoring telomeres in...

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Call for Proposals: HSCI Skin Program 2020 Incubator Awards

March 23, 2020

Award amount

$50,000 per project per year for one year

Posted Date

Monday, February 10, 2020 | Updated March 23, 2020

Deadline for application

Friday, May 1, 2020

Anticipated award date

Tuesday, September 1, 2020* (*disbursement of funds may be delayed by COVID-19-related disruptions)

 

The mission of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute is to find cures for human diseases. Through collaborative research in the fields of stem cell and regenerative biology, we seek to:

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