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  NCI designation renewed  
     
  Hiking minority participation in cancer clinical trials  
     
  New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates  
     
  Improving women's heart health  
     
  Better ways to control cancer pain  
     
  Study explores health of immigrant families  
     
  NIH grant helps new clinical researchers  
     
  Howard Hughes' grant for basic science  
     
  Tobacco tied to high cancer death burden in African-American men  
     
  Genetic switch boosts radiation effectiveness  
     
  1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime  
     
  Possible inflammatory-disease treatments  
     
  Early clues to ovarian cancer  
     
  Healthy success for non-dieters  
     
  New student affairs assistant dean  
     
  UC Davis develops drug that may block breast cancer  
     
  Researchers report new drug-delivery approach  
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New NIH-funded stem cell research center

UC Davis has established a new Center for Pediatric Stem/Progenitor Cell Translational Research with a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The multidisciplinary partnership unifies investigators and research programs across basic science, translational and medical disciplines to advance cellular therapies for the treatment of childhood diseases.

Alice F. Tarantal, professor of pediatrics at UC Davis School of Medicine and at the California National Primate Research Center, is director of the new center and principal investigator of the grant. As part of the grant, she will develop new methods to:

  • co-culture stem and progenitor cells to increase the number of umbilical cord blood stem cells available for cell transplants;
  • isolate and expand progenitor cells in the kidney as a potential cell therapy for urinary tract obstruction in children with kidney disease; and
  • improve cell imaging that could be used for tracking transplanted stem cells in clinical studies.
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