July 30, 2009
Scientists to gain new insight into earliest development of human diseasesJuly 30th, 2009
Human embryonic stem cells.In an Australian first, scientists from Sydney IVF Stem Cells and the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) at Macquarie University will use human embryonic stem cells to track the development of genetic conditions such as down syndrome, Huntington's disease and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy in their very earliest stages.
It is hoped the groundbreaking research will not only lead to a better understanding of how these debilitating diseases develop, but also to the discovery of new and effective drug treatments. (read the complete article here)