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"" Pediatric ER research work renewed ""
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"" Colon cancer screening less likely for minorities ""
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"" Commentary in JAMA on spirituality's role in medical care ""
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  Managing chronic disease drug costs  
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  Ketones may be culprits in some diabetics' heart problems  
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  Adult bladder stem cells identified  
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  New director of student diversity  
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  When to send sick children to specialty hospitals  
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  Study shows safety of adult stem-cell therapy  
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  New pharmacology department chair  
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  New wide-field light microscope  
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  Treating neonatal diabetes with oral medication  
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  High marks for conflict-of-interest policies  
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  Some follow-up breast cancer surgeries eliminated  
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Study shows safety of adult stem-cell therapy

A UC Davis study published online in Molecular Therapy shows that methods using human bone marrow-derived stem cells to deliver gene therapy to cure diseases of the blood, bone marrow and certain types of cancer do not cause the development of tumors or leukemia. Jan Nolta, the study's senior author and director of the UC Davis Stem Cell Program, and her colleagues tested the safety of gene transfer into bone-marrow stem cells from human donors in more than 600 mice. None of the transplanted mice developed leukemia or solid tumors caused by the gene therapy treatment during the evaluation period of up to 18 months.

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