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The New York Stem Cell Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to Collaborate on Stem Cell Research
Date:4/27/2010

From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery. Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name — Johns Hopkins Medicine — to identify its entire medical enterprise. This $5 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering was created at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in January 2001. ICE supports and houses scientists working to understand how cells' fates are determined and to harness that information in order to select, modify and reprogram human cells. While basic research will be the hallmark of ICE science, the ultimate goal is to mold engineered human cells into therapeutic transplants for a wide range of currently devastating diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), diabetes and heart failure.  

For more information: Institute for Cell Engineering:  www.hopkins-ice.org/index.html

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